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Mallorca, the largest Spanish island, is located in the Western side of the Mediterranean Sea, about 170 km away from the coastline. The island that is also known as Majorca is famous for its luxury, its modern beauty, its natural environment and the ancient beauty. The capital of the island is Palma, which is one of the most popular summer destinations for tourists from all over the world, but especially from the United States and Canada, the Netherlands, the Scandinavian countries, the UK, Germany, Poland or Ireland. Its name derives from the Latin word “maior”, which means “the larger one”.
Mallorca was first heard of during the Paleolithic period, when prehistoric settlements that were called talaiots used to exist here. The traces of the people who lived between 6000 - 4000 BCE have been unveiled and their ruins can still be admired. The island was inhabited by Phoenicians, Romans, Gunderic and Vandals and later on, by Arabs and Catalans. The historical and cultural local heritage is very rich and the ancient ruins were very well preserved through time.
Today, Mallorca is divided into 6 regions: Palma, Serra de Tramutana, Raiguer, Pla de Mallorca, Llevant and Migjorn. Each region has its own beauty that is given by the imposing mountains and impressive waters, the rich agricultural life and the modern lifestyle that can be found almost everywhere. This destination is extremely popular, both in the summertime and during the rest of the year, thanks to its cultural inheritance.
The tourists who like to take long walks and admire impressive architectural styles such as Gothic, Baroque, and Renaissance with many other influences, have definitely chosen the best destination. Rutas de Palma, the Cathedral, Basilica de Sant Francesc, Llotja, Castell de Sant Carles, the Arab Baths, the arenas, are just a few of the cultural attractions that have the ability to turn back the time. The main landmarks that anyone should visit during the stay in Mallorca are Serra de Tramuntana, Cap de Formentor, Soler Railway, Far de Formentor, Placa Major, Porta del Moll, Alcudia Old Town and many more.
The island of Mallorca offers its guests many entertaining options, such as the water parks, the dolphin shows, the amusement and theme parks or the tropical parks. With regards to the beaches, Mallorca has some of the most stunning beaches on the planet, where the water offers colourful spectacles, the sands are white and the environment is impeccable. Alcudia Beach, Cala Agulla Beach, Cala Barca Beach, Cala D’Or, Cala Deia Beach, Cala d’En Borgit Beach, Caia Mesquida Beach and numerous other beaches are simply breathtaking. The warm waters and the perfect bathing conditions attract thousands of tourists every year, as well as the most popular water sports, the holiday resorts, the boat tours and the cruises.
Mallorca is a friendly island where most tourists spend dream-like vacations. There are welcoming locals and excellent accommodation services everywhere. The local cuisine is delicious and the nightlife is extremely popular. These are the main reasons why anyone should visit Mallorca at least once in a lifetime.
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