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Mallorca: Skip the Line Palma Cathedral Entry Ticket

1. Mallorca: Skip the Line Palma Cathedral Entry Ticket

Skip the lines to Palma Cathedral, built by the Crown of Aragon on the site of a Moorish-era mosque. Started during the reign of Jaime II, the magnificent sandstone monument is a work of ecclesiastical art. It comprises of 3 naves, including the main nave that houses the Trinidad Chapel where the remains of the kings Jaime II and Jaime III can be found. Admire highlights of the façade, such as the imposing columns of the main door and the sculptures by Guillermo Sagrera on the south facing Portal del Mirador. Discover additions made by the architect Antoni Gaudí in the early 20th century, along with works by the artist Miquel Barceló in the Santísimo Chapel.

Palma de Mallorca: Palma Bay Boat Tour with Snorkeling

2. Palma de Mallorca: Palma Bay Boat Tour with Snorkeling

Make the most of your stay in Palma by exploring the coastline on a boat cruise with nice beats and cold drinks. Choose between a morning or early afternoon departure depending on your needs. Meet at the Barca Samba to board the vessel before taking in the magnificent views over Palma Bay, Palma Cathedral, and Tramuntana Mountains as the boat crisscrosses the harbor.  After an hour, the anchor will be dropped in the first beautiful bay in the south of the island where you can jump into the cool water and swim or snorkel. Enjoy a huge, Mediterranean buffet-style lunch including a traditional paella. Feel free to watch live sports on satellite TV, listen to the resident DJ that will play some international beats. Then, head back to the port enjoying Palma's beautiful panorama views.

Palma de Mallorca: City Walking Tour with The Cathedral

3. Palma de Mallorca: City Walking Tour with The Cathedral

Discover the history and the most emblematic sites in the center of Palma de Mallorca on a 90-minute guided walking tour. Depart from Parc de la Mar and see all the major historical spots in the unique city of Palma. Be amazed by the beauty of the gardens of S'Hort del Rei and hear about their medieval origins. Next, explore the narrow streets of the historic center and other places such as the Parliament or the Plaza de Cort. From an expert guide, hear about the typical Mallorcan patio of a manor house. Admire the stunning beauty of the Cathedral of Mallorca, which dominates the Bay of Palma and is an icon of the island's historical and cultural heritage. Embark on a guided tour of the beautiful Cathedral and marvel at its various parts like the Gate Puerta Mayor, Central Nave, Rose Window, and the Altar of the Blessed Sacrament by the artist Miquel Barceló.

Palma de Mallorca Old Town Guided Bike Tour and Tapas

4. Palma de Mallorca Old Town Guided Bike Tour and Tapas

Discover the Old Town of Palma de Mallorca from a different perspective on a 3-hour bike tour. Ride to the most important monuments and buildings in the city, and find hidden corners along the way. Cycle to the Cathedral of Mallorca and discover the old city walls. Go to La Lonja to discover the nightlife center of the city. Visit the Royal Palace of La Almudaina, originally built as an Arabian fort. See Palma City Hall (Ayuntamiento de Palma de Mallorca) and the sights of Plaza Mayor, the true heart of Palma city center. Promenade down the Rambla of Palma and go to the tree-lined Paseo del Born to experience the city’s pavement café culture. Then, enjoy some delicious tapas at a Spanish restaurant. Savor typical Majorcan dishes served as small snacks.

Palma de Mallorca: Guided Tour of the Old Town

5. Palma de Mallorca: Guided Tour of the Old Town

Experience an exciting and interesting walking tour of Palma's impressive old town. Travel back in time and discover Palma as it was back then, when the most important economic area in the world was the Mediterranean Sea. Take a join-in tour led by a German-speaking guide or a private tour available in 3 languages (English, French, and German). During your tour, learn more about the eventful history of the metropolis and listen to stories about great builders and architects such as Pere Morey, Guillem Sagrera (cathedral) or the disciples of Antoni Gaudí (palaces and manors). See architectural masterpieces and important cultural sites, and especially the hidden treasures of the island's capital, such as the ornate courtyards called "patios" in Spanish. Historical testimonies of Palma's past include the exchange La Lonja near the cathedral, the cathedral itself, but also a lot of secular buildings, palaces, gardens, squares and monuments. Also the Jewish quarter, the government building, the episcopal palace and the city wall will be visited and reveal thrilling stories. Get an impression of the culinary diversity of Mediterranean cuisine while you stroll through the lively market hall.

Palma, Cathedral & Valldemossa: Guided walking Tour

6. Palma, Cathedral & Valldemossa: Guided walking Tour

Discover the history along with the most emblematic sites in the center of Palma on a 60-minute guided walking tour. Depart from Parc de la Mar and all the major historical spots in the unique city of Palma. Get amazed by the beauty of the statue of the Mallorcan slinger, a bronze sculpture located in the beautiful gardens of S'Hort del Rei, gardens of medieval origin. You will learn about the history of the Torre dels Caps (tower of heads), which owes its name to the sinister fact that the executed heads of the persons were hung there as a public warning in the Middle Ages. The current tower stands in the Palacio Real de La Almudaina. Next, you can explore narrow streets of the historic center and other places such as the Plaza de la Reina, the Parliament, or the Plaza de Cort. With the help of an expert guide know about the typical "Mallorcan patio" of a manor house. Admire the stunning beauty of the Cathedral of Mallorca, which dominates the Bay of Palma and is an icon of the island's historical and cultural heritage. Get a guided tour of the Cathedral and explore various places like San Sebastián Altar, Gate Puerta Mayor, Central Nave, Rose window, San Bernat Altar (Rubió i Bellver), Bishop Torrella Tomb, Organ,Main Altar (Gaudí), and theAltar of the Blessed Sacrament (Miquel Barceló). Depart to the picturesque town of Valldemossa, in the Serra de Tramuntana, a World Heritage Site. Once there, visit the best-known places in Valldemossa such as the Cartuja Gardens, the Plaza Mayor, the Mirador des Lledoners and the Palacio Rei Don Sancho façade.

Palma: Customizable City Tour by Cabrio Bus w/ South Pickup

7. Palma: Customizable City Tour by Cabrio Bus w/ South Pickup

Get picked up from your hotel in the southern Majorca's and travel to Palma by open-air bus. This is a choose your own adventure tour, so there are a few different things you could do once you arrive in Palma. Explore Palma, and its many cultural offers and great shops, on your own self-directed exploration of the city. Or, set off on the guided walking tour, visit the cathedral or the Bellver castle, or head out on a boat ride. If you choose the free time option you'll have several hours to wander and enjoy whatever interests you in the historic city center. Adding on a guided walking tour is a great way to get to know the historical and cultural background of the beautiful town. Your guide will lead you on a tour of the city past the streets and monuments most emblematic of Palma. The rest of your time will be free. Book the option with entry to Palma's cathedral to add on even more history and intrigue to your guided walking tour. The Cathedral of Majorca dominates the Bay of Palma and is an icon of the island's historical and cultural heritage. Select the boat tour option to see the city from a unique vantage point in the Bay of Palma. You'll get to enjoy panoramic views of Palma's skyline and the bay. With the Bellver castle option, you'll get to explore one of just a few circular castles in Europe. The castle has plenty of interesting history to learn about and features very unique architecture. Once you have finished your activity or your day exploring the town on your own, you can relax on the bus on the ride back to your hotel.

Palma: Customizable City Tour with Pickup from North/East

8. Palma: Customizable City Tour with Pickup from North/East

Get picked up from your hotel in Majorca's north or eastern regions and travel by bus to Palma. Upon arrival, according to the option selected, discover Palma on your own or set off on your included walking tour, visit to the cathedral, boat ride, or bus tour. Explore Palma at your own pace and enjoy the variety of cultural offers, myriad shopping opportunities, and infinite bright white sun. Adding on a guided walking tour is a great way to get to know the historical and cultural background of this beautiful place. Your guide will lead you on a tour of the city past the streets and monuments most emblematic of Palma. Select the option with entry to Bellver castle to add a guided visit of the castle. The rest of your time will be free. Select the option with entry to Palma's cathedral to add on more history and intrigue to your guided walking tour. The Cathedral of Majorca dominates the Bay of Palma and is an icon of the island's historical and cultural heritage. Select the option with the boat tour to see the city from a unique vantage point — from the Bay of Palma. Yet another option will have you cruising around the city on an open-air bus ride with panoramic views of the city. This tour includes a bus stop at the Bellver castle to take pictures. Once you have finished your activity or your day alone on the town, head back to the bus and relax on the way back to your hotel in the north or east.

Palma: Guided Sightseeing Segway Tour

9. Palma: Guided Sightseeing Segway Tour

Your journey will begin from the centrally-located office. From there you will leave via Segway, exploring Old Town and heading back toward the cathedral. You will later explore the sights surrounding the Plaza Mayor, as well as the promenade by the Rambla of Palma. There is much more to see than just shopping here, as you pass diverse architecture, restaurant hot spots, and other beautiful places. Throughout this rapid Segway tour you will visit some true architectural masterpieces and cherished cultural landmarks before discovering some hidden treasures of the city and ornate courtyards. You will also be free to snap a picture at the view points, before making your way towards the cathedral. At the conclusion of your experience, you will glide comfortably back to the tour start point.

Palma de Mallorca: 1-Hour Guided Walking Tour

10. Palma de Mallorca: 1-Hour Guided Walking Tour

Explore the beautiful town of Palma and visit the main attractions on a 1-hour guided walking tour. Learn the fascinating history behind each turn from your expert guide. Start your walking adventure in the beautiful gardens of S'Hort del Rei. Here, admire the statue of the "Mallorcan Slinger," a bronze sculpture located in the medieval gardens. Continue to the Torre dels Caps (tower of heads) and learn the dark history behind its name. Explore the winding streets of the historic center as your guide tells you local legends and anecdotes. Pass the Plaza de la Reina, the Parliament, or Plaza de Cort and see the Town Hall. Finally, make a turn and arrive at the spectacular Cathedral of Mallorca. Stop here for incredible photos and admire a symbol of the island's historical and cultural heritage.

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What people are saying about Palma Cathedral

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 120 reviews

Beautiful cathedral. There were no lines so not sure if the skipping the line ticket was necessary. One suggestion is to Gar better signage on how to enter the Cathedral from the street.

We booked a swallow for 2 people, the treatment and the experience was incredible. We were attended by Dani, an Argentine boy, very nice and funny.

Best experience of my life great vibe unbelievable Dj good and brilliant food staff really nice

Very beautiful church. Luckily got in with the app without a queue.

Such value for money and we were able to walk straight in