Majorca’s chic city destination
Touch down in Palma for a sunny island escape that ticks all the boxes. Blessed with refined architecture, a bohemian cultural scene, great tapas and sandy beaches, Palma is one of the Balearic Islands’ coolest spots.
Fly direct to Palma with British Airways to discover Majorca’s cosmopolitan capital city for yourself. The defining feature of this historic city is the 14th-century Catedral de Majorca, known locally as La Seu, standing majestically on the city’s coast. For unrivalled views across the ocean and the Old Town’s Medieval streets, climb the 200-plus steps to the cathedral’s roof terrace to take it all in – and pause for a breath. Palma’s elegant cobbled streets were made for leisurely strolls, where at every turn you’ll find galleries, chic boutiques or under-the-radar tapas spots to while away the afternoon hours. Then at sunset, start your evening by the marina or at one of the many rooftop terrace bars for a cocktail with glittering Mediterranean views. Book your holiday to Palma today.
We have regular flights to Palma departing from London with an average flight time of under 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Sunny Majorca is very popular over the summer months, so you’ll often find flights are cheaper from October to April.
Palma has a wide variety of restaurants, bars and hotels to suit all budgets, ranging from exclusive five-star boutique hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants to simple, unpretentious establishments off the beaten track. You should expect to pay a little more to drink or dine by the marina, so take a wander inland away from the big tourist hotspots for greater value for money.
Once you land at Palma Airport, you’re less than a 20-minute taxi ride into Palma’s city centre. There are also regular buses from the terminal which take you to the city’s central transport hub, and from there, you’ll find several bus routes as well as train lines to nearby towns and villages. While in Palma, most attractions are easily reached by foot – and the city’s cobbled streets and handsome squares make navigating each neighbourhood a pleasure.
You can also hire a car with British Airways if you want to see more of what Majorca has to offer. You’ll receive great benefits, with all mandatory charges included and 24-hour customer support, plus you’ll collect Avios points on every rental.
With Majorca offering the quintessential Mediterranean beach experience, visitors might be surprised to discover there’s much more to the island than its sun-kissed resorts, pine forests and picture-perfect villages. Founded by the Romans in 123 BC, Palma’s rich history has helped shape the city into a visually striking destination. There’s the 14th-century Castell de Bellver on a hillside outside the city and the beautiful townhouses and mansions of the Old Town, like Can Balaguer, a cultural hub with a carefully preserved 17th-century courtyard. The city’s thriving art scene means you’re never too far from a gallery. For a modern perspective, visit the Es Baluard Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art overlooking the marina, home to pieces by Picasso and Barceló, as well as rising local talent.