Mallorca is part of the Balearic Islands, along the east coast of Spain. It is a perfect vacationing place which is even frequented by Hollywood celebrities. Besides being an important destination for beach vacation, it boasts of modern architecture, historic buildings and a buzzing night life.
The region has been inhabited for over thousands years. The earliest traces of inhabitation have been traced back to the Bronze Age. It has changed hands a number of times during the course of history. Romans were the first to settle at this place. Later on, Arabs captured this region during the middle ages. King Jaime I established Spanish rule here and eventually, this region became an important trade city.
There are a number of tourist attractions in Mallorca which are worth visiting. These include Serra de Tramuntana and Palma de Mallorca. In fact, Palma de Mallorca is the capital city which is biggest in this region.
The beaches here are exemplary and act as magnets for tourists from around the world. These are famous for crystal clear water and white sand. Must visit beaches include Ciudad Jardín, Cala Major and Can Pere Antoni. The coastline of over three hundred miles or 550 km provides a perfect avenue for tourists. The amazing landscape and wonderful mountains provide a splendid view which mesmerizes tourists coming here.
Those individuals who wish to have a laid back vacation, away from hustle and bustle of major beaches can go for those in remote areas. Such beaches include those at Cala Fonoll, Magalluf, Cala Es Marmols, Cala Sant Vivenc and Torrent De Pareis. Apart from that, numerous cruise ship tours are organized here which can go on for days. These cruise ship tours happen to provide quite a lot of on-board entertainment for the tourists.
There are numerous other places of interest in Mallorca in addition to the beaches. The Serra de Tramuntana mountain range is an ideal hiking destination in the region. Biking tours are also popular here and bikes are available on rent at pretty decent rates. La Granja is a two hundred years old finca or a Spanish estate which is worth visiting.
Castell de Bellver is a historic castle which was built on ruins of a structure of Muslim era. This castle was built in the 14th century and houses a museum where one can find age old sculptures and archaeological finds. It has an impressive architecture and a must visit for every tourist coming here.
Palma de Mallorca too, is an important tourist destination. The Catedral de Mallorca is a cathedral which has an imposing structure and is a pretty old one as well. Other important tourist attractions include Banys Arabs (historic Arab baths), Museo de Arte Español Contemporáneo (art museum) and a popular bull ring. The world renowned Spanish bull fights are organized in this bull ring.
Mallorca is connected with most cities in Spain and other European cities with regular flights. To reach here from sister islands of Menorca and Ibiza, ferry ride is better option as compared to flight.