Historical Palma

BO Hotel is located in the very heart of the beautiful city of Palma, more precisely in the neighbourhood known as La Lonja. In one of our recent post we recommended what to do and what not to miss in this neighbourhood that still preserves the typical Majorcan architecture of Palma’s old town.

 

But today we would like to talk to you about a very interesting and important area of this town, which you will be able by taking a nice walk from BO Hotel: we are talking about Palma’s city walls and Es Baluard.

 

 

Palma’s city walls are a set of towers and bastions united by a system of walls that used to protect the city of Palma. The Arabs who ruled the city finished the total construction of the wall in 1115. Its function was strictly military, but nowadays it has become an important tourist attraction for visitors.

 

From BO Hotel we would like to recommend a pleasant walk along the ‘maritime front’ of the walls, which is the only area of the city walls that continues to be completely preserved.

 

 

This route begins at the port and goes all the way to the Eastern end called ‘Es Baluard del Príncep’, where you will be able to enjoy the most stunning views of Palma: on one side you will be looking at the breath-taking city cathedral, La Seu; and, on the other side you will be looking at Palma’s bay and the city’s promenade.

 

 

Once you are at ‘Es Baluard del Príncep’, don’t hesitate to visit one of Mallorca’s cultural gems, the Museum of modern and contemporary art called ‘Es Baluard’. Inside this museum you will find paintings and artworks by Majorcan artists, by artists who are somehow connected to the island in addition to temporary exhibitions. You can find out about the different exhibitions at their website: www.esbaluard.org.

 

 

To wrap up a perfect day discovering Palma’s secrets, take a seat at the beautiful terrace at Es Baluard’s restaurant and have a cocktail to soak up the spectacular colours of the sunset.