Palma like a local, a really cool option
In order to find the essence of Palma, you’ll need to live like a long-time resident, avoiding the most touristic spots and immersing yourself in the traditional culture. In this post, we show you what to do in Palma de Mallorca so that you can incorporate yourself into its most authentic side, making sure it’s from a purely local vision.
Get lost exploring the less touristy areas
First of all, you have to wander the historic district, discover the secrets of the Jewish Quarter and visit the most symbolic landmarks of Palma such as La Seu, La Almudaina and el Parc de la Mar. You should also check out the museums and art galleries, as well as the shows and concerts. Once you’ve seen the center, you should realize that there’s more to Palma than what’s in the historic district. Continue enriching your trip by visiting the most traditional neighborhoods such as El Molinar and Es Jonquet, old fishermen’s villages where time has stood still. Weather permitting- although it’ll surely be sunny- you can go take a dip in la Playa de Palma (the beach of Palma), which stretches for 6 km from the southern tip of Palma and continues through pleasant areas and cafeterias.
Get a taste of the local cuisine
Secondly, you should try the cuisine. Start with llonguets, their most typical bread, then entertain yourself by searching for the best ensaimada, and then have some fun tasting the most traditional cocas. Also, the markets are a necessary stop for understanding the local philosophy: fall in love with the products, both fresh and gourmet, while staying within the historic district of the city. You’ve also got to visit the restaurants, which form a large part of the Mallorcan identity, with their 0 km ingredients and high-quality preparations. It is through their gastronomy that you’ll find the cosmopolitan nature of Palma, and without a doubt, the neighborhood of Santa Catalina will surprise you.
Going out shopping in Palma is another activity that will allow you to get a closer look at the identity of the city, as there are no lack of shops that carry local goods. In addition, much of the city’s offerings will provide you a glimpse into the latest trends, all while being situated inside cultural settings that are at the leading edge. And if you’re looking to broaden your horizon, then don’t miss out on visiting the nearby villages of Deià and Valldemossa, where you can get a view of the city from another perspective.
Experience Palma like a local!
We hope these ideas can inspire you to see the city by integrating yourself into the community. Trust us, you’ll fall in love!