If you need proof that there's more to Mallorca than sun, sea and sand, then Palma is it.
Home to world-class art galleries and exquisite cuisine, the capital is a destination in its own right. Of course, Palma is also the entry point for the rest of Mallorca, so if sun, sea and sand tick your boxes then you're in the right place.
Festivals and events
Festa de Sant Sebastia
One of Palma’s biggest festivals, Festa de Sant Sebastia is held each January to honour the patron saint of the city. The festivities include free concerts, cultural events and lots of activities for children.
Palma International Boat Show
Each spring, Palma plays host to one of the industry’s largest boat shows. Over 250 vessels, from sailboats to superyachts, can be seen on display in La Llonja’s harbour.
Nit de Foc
On the night of the solstice, Palma celebrates the arrival of summer with the fiery Nit de Foc festival, part of the longer Fiesta Sant Joan, celebrating the island's patron saint. Costumed devils and demons run through the street, setting the city aglow with fireworks, bonfires and late-night dancing.
Copa del Rey regatta
Held each summer off the coast of Palma, the Copa del Rey is one of the most prestigious events on the yachting calendar. The glitzy regatta draws some of the world’s most avid sailors, including the King of Spain.
Colcada de la Beata
This traditional parade takes place each year on the third Saturday of October. The day starts with a formal sermon and unfolds into a joyous event with a colourful parade, live music and fireworks.