Christmas walk through La Palm and other tips for trips
Due to its location, Mallorca is very well accessible from anywhere in Europe and provides a pleasant mild climate to warm up even in the winter months. You can easily and quickly recall summer in December, or at least spring with lots of sunshine and a pleasant 18C. It is not for swimming in the sea, but the minimum of tourists and pleasant temperatures are ideal for traveling around the island.
Christmas decoration in Palma
We have been to Mallorca once before, but the pre-Christmas atmosphere and decoration that welcomed us in its capital Palma de Mallorca was really unconventional. Many of the pedestrian zones that the city provides for the tour have been beautifully decorated with light decorations.
The Christmas atmosphere is ubiquitous
If you can't imagine a Christmas atmosphere without frost and snow, then you will be misled in Mallorca. You can enjoy the pleasant temperatures and enjoy the view of Christmas decorations, which are ubiquitous.
Mayor plaza a bit unconventional
The center of the whole city and also the main large rectangular square – Mayor Plaza. Here you will find stalls with markets and a purely Christmas assortment with traditional production and light chains hung above your heads, reminiscent of the starry sky. In the square, the performers take care of the entertainment with their clown or artistic pieces.
Cathedral of Mallorca
The dominant feature of the city, the Cathedral de Mallorca, has been omitted from the Christmas decorations, but near it we find the main Christmas tree in a truly modern concept. It is a large light cone, whose shape resembles a Christmas tree. The nearby illuminated palm alley will undoubtedly also catch your eye at first sight.
View of Palma
Above the city rises a hilltop view of Na Burgues and an unmissable giant statue of Jesus Christ, made entirely of metal and on a pedestal. A narrow road leads to the very top, along which you can reach the top by car in a few minutes. Upstairs, in addition to the statue and the restaurant, there is also a wonderful view of the whole of Palma and the bay in the palm of your hand. The locals like to go to enjoy the sunset.
Another good place to combine local history with views of Palma is Castell de Bellver, located on a hill in the west of the city. For an acceptable entrance fee of 4 euros per adult, you have the opportunity to look into the interior of this very well-preserved medieval castle and also enjoy the beautiful distant views from its walls.
Medieval pride over the city
The dominant feature of the castle is a circular tower with a battlement, which unfortunately is not accessible. However, you can reach almost the same height by climbing the upper part of the circular gallery. Here you have a view, both down to the atrium, where you can enjoy the arched architecture, and of course the view of Palma and the bay.
Es Carnatge - nature preserve
Just about 5 minutes by car from the airport you will find a nice smaller nature reserve where the paths lead. Locals and tourists used for cycling, skating and walking. You can go down the paths to the beaches and the sea, where we also took the sun to the fullest and took our pockets into our pockets. Just be careful if you want to stretch out on a blanket on the beach. The locals walk with their not very well-behaved dogs along the water, and sometimes a wet pet comes to cheer you up on a blanket.
Trekking in the west of the island
If you love trekking and nature walks, about 30 minutes drive from Palma to the west you will find the town of Sant Elm, which is sunk into the bay and between the hills. The journey here is an experience, because just before the finish you have to drive through the meanders between the hills. From the city you can head either to the beach or to one of the treks to the surrounding hills, from where there is an amazing view. If you look around carefully, you can see herds of endemic local goats.
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