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Destinations you can visit from Linz Airport
With 3,680 square kilometres, Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands and is located about 180 kilometres off the coast of Barcelona in the Mediterranean Sea. With its many seaside resorts, protected coves and impressive limestone mountains, it’s among the most popular Spanish holiday destinations.
Holidays on Mallorca
The Spanish Balearic Island in the Mediterranean
Mallorca is known for its idyllic landscapes from mountains to picturesque bays, yet also for historic vestiges of the Roman and Moorish period. All that people do in Palma is party? Far from it! In Mallorca’s capital, you can admire the Moorish Royal Palace of La Almudaina and Santa Maria Cathedral. Another sight to see are the many small villages with their stone houses – Pollença, for instance. That’s where people not only gather at the many little art galleries but also at a well-known music festival. Located on a hill and surrounded by citrus plantations, the village of Fornalutx is yet another excursion destination well worth seeing.
If you’re planning an active holiday, you might want to visit the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range in the north. While bikers will quickly fall in love with its steep mountain roads, hikers find their own version of paradise on the diverse trails boasting stunning scenic views of the coast. Holiday makers are likely to encounter old monasteries like Santuari de Lluc or the Carthusian monastery of Valldemosa on their journeys. The latter houses an art museum exhibiting art by Miró and Picasso.
Fans of sailing and water sports have long discovered the Balearic island and its numerous beautiful beaches as a fantastic location to pursue their passion. The northern hotspot for water sports is Port d’Alcudia. Cala Mesquida Beach in the east is incredibly popular with windsurfers, while Cala Mondragó at Parc natural de Mondragó is perfect for going snorkelling. And if you prefer wine to water, you should visit one of the local inland vineyards for a wine tasting.
Those wanting to soak up the sun can do so at one of the many beaches. On the southern coast, Playa Es Trenc stands out– for many people, it’s not just Mallorca’s but Europe’s most beautiful beach. In the Bay of Alcudia, the island’s longest beach can be found. If you’d like to avoid all the party people in El Arenal, you can spend relaxing days on the beach at the wide Playa de Palma. What’s more, there are many picturesque coves scattered all over the island that are true natural treasures.
Popular sights and attractions on Mallorca
- Palma Cathedral: gothic cathedral and episcopal church of the bishopric right by the ocean
- Cap de Formentor: the northernmost point of the Balearic island; locals refer to it as the “meeting point of the winds”
- Castell de Bellver: Gothic castle from the 14th century located on a hill with stunning scenic views of Mallorca’s capital
- Coves del Drac: dripstone caves on the eastern coast where Europe’s biggest underground lake is located
- Cala Millor: a town shaped by tourism with a beautiful beach, a charming waterside boulevard, and a picturesque back country
Experiencing big-city flair in Palma, discovering the historic walled city of Alcudia, tracing Pablo Picasso’s steps in Soller, or immersing yourself in the nightlife of Magaluf: Get to know the Spanish island of Mallorca in all its beautiful facets!
Ideal travel time
Peak tourist season is from June to September. The weather stays consistently warm and nice, the ocean is clear and quiet: This combination provides perfect conditions for long days on the beach and snorkelling excursions. Some of the most important local events are:
- Día de los Reyes Magos (Three Kings Day) and the festivities of San Sebastián in January
- Semana Santa (Passion Week) at Easter
- Fiesta de San Juan in June
- Copa del Rey sailing regatta (usually takes place in August just off the coast of Palma)
- Festival de Pollença in August – a highlight for fans of classical music