Discover the cultural routes that Palma de Mallorca has to offer.
Discover the cultural routes that Palma de Mallorca has to offer.
Discover the best cultural routes in Palma
Palma de Mallorca is an amazing city for anyone looking for a unique cultural experience. As the capital of the Balearic Islands, it has many attractions to offer, from impressive architecture to some of the best art galleries and museums in Spain. Below, we propose five cultural routes that you shouldn’t miss due to their great interest and beauty:

1.- The Patios Route
This route starts near the sea and goes up to the Cathedral. We start at the Torrent de Sa Riera to enter the historic center from Porta de Santa Catalina. At this point, the Casal Balaguer is an essential visit, since it has the best-preserved patio that can be visited in Palma. We continue, and we will arrive at the Major Square, where the two main shopping streets of Palma begin: Sant Miquel and Sindicat. There, we will discover the nearby squares of the Banc de l'Oli, Mercadal or the Quartera. We will make a stop at Can Joan s' Aigo to taste its typical delicacies from the area. And we will resume the route to Can Savellà street, where many of the best patios in Palma are located: Can Catllar de Llorer, Can Vivot and Can Juny. And finally, in Portella street we will discover a space full of historical buildings such as Ca la Gran Cristiana, Can Pasqual, Can Fontirroig, Can Espanya-Serra, Can Morei-Santmartí, Can Formiguera, Cal Comte d'Espanya, Cal Marqués de la Torre or Can Gordiola.

2.- Gothic
Although the Cathedral is clearly its most emblematic building, we propose an itinerary where we will find endless examples of this architectural style in the city that will surely surprise us:

Church of Santa Creu ➡️ Consolat de Mar ➡️ Llotja Almudaina Palace ➡️ Cathedral ➡️ Diocesan Museum ➡️ Episcopal Palace ➡️ Museum of Mallorca ➡️ Convent of Santa Clara Church and cloister of Sant Francesc ➡️ Church of Sant Jaume ➡️ Church of l'Hospital.

3.- Jewish quarter
Palma had its own Jewish quarter known as 'Call Maior' which unfortunately has largely disappeared. But we can still follow an interesting itinerary to retrace its vestiges. We start by visiting the Maimó Ben Faraig Center to learn about the Jewish legacy of the 14th century. In the Museu de Mallorca we can see some archaeological remains from the Jewish period. On Calle Sol, we will discover the plaque that commemorates the old entrance to Call Maior. And finally, the Montesión church is a mandatory stop because the main synagogue was originally located there.

4.- Old walls of Palma
A series of bastions and towers, linked by a spectacular system of walls, surrounded and protected Palma in the Middle Ages. These ancient defences can be covered on a simple route with four stops. We start with Es Baluard de Es Princep, symbol and reference of the city wall. We continue our way to Dalt Murada, which offers us a visible section of this stone perimeter that surrounded Palma. The third stop will be the Ses Voltes Wall, which was the last section of the aforementioned wall to be built and with which the fortified enclosure was completed. Currently, it is a civic and exhibition space. And finally, the Baluard de Sant Pere, which houses the Palma Museum of Contemporary Art and which preserves an old freshwater cistern of more than 353 square metres.

5.- Modernism
Palma has great examples of this breakthrough movement, including works by its greatest representative, Antoni Gaudí, in the cathedral itself. Although it continued with great architects such as Lluís Domènech i Muntaner. This would be the suggested itinerary to discover the modernist jewels of Palma.

Old Mallorcan Circle ➡️ Paraires Building ➡️ Can Roca ➡️ Can Canals ➡️ Can Poderós ➡️ Can Casasayas ➡️ Forn Fondo ➡️ Gran Hotel ➡️ Forn des Teatre ➡️ El Águila Warehouses ➡️ Can Forteza Rey ➡️ Casa de las Medias ➡️ Can Barceló ➡️ Mallorca Cathedral La Seu.

6.- Sacred art
The patrimonial legacy of Christianity in Palma goes far beyond the Cathedral of Palma in the form of parishes and convents with multiple examples of sacred art. Due to its breadth, we highlight the most notorious and well-known examples:
Church of San Juan de Malta: Baroque main altar.
Church of the Holy Cross: permanent room of Sacred Art.
Church of Sant Jaume: canvases by Miquel Pons Cantallops and altarpiece of San Cayetano.
Church of Santa Magdalena: sampler of Mallorcan Gothic painting.
Church of Santa Eulalia: the Christ of the Conquest.
Santa Clara Convent: One of the best collections of medieval art in Palma.

To discover all these cultural routes, Hotel Sant Jordi is a perfect place to stay. Its privileged location allows you to combine a tourist visit with comfort and well-being, leaving behind a pleasant memory of Palma de Mallorca. Do not hesitate and make your reservation at Hotel Sant Jordi on the beach of Palma, you will be able to discover the cultural Mallorca without giving up the Mallorca of sun and sand.