About Palma de Mallorca, Spain
In the Western Mediterranean, on the Spanish island of Mallorca, lies the capital and resort city of Palma Mallorca. About 401,270 people live in the city, which takes up 80.55 square miles. Each year, more than 23 million passengers fly through Palma de Mallorca’s local airport, Son Sant Joan Airport, making it one of Europe’s busiest airports.
Popular Destinations in Palma de Mallorca
Looking for activities once your private jet arrives in Palma de Mallorca? The Mediterranean climate here offers visitors optimal weather almost all year-round. Architecture and history are focal points in the local attractions including:
Cap de Formentor: Visitors may want to let professionals navigate the way to the lighthouse, as the road is long and winding. After the excitement of that drive dies down, the next thing to do is simply appreciate the magnificent view. Those wishing to take in a similar view but avoid the harrowing drive may prefer to visit Mirador de Colomers instead.
Castillo de Bellver: With clear visibility from the water, this castle, featuring uniquely rounded architecture, was built back in the year 1300. So unique, in fact, is its design that it took 40 years to construct. Castillo de Bellver originally served as a summer home, a prison, and a fortress, but now holds local artifacts and other historical Arab, Spanish, and Roman remnants.
Soller: A pleasant town in which to spend a couple of hours , Soller hosts the Town Hall, the Church Square, and the Placa Constitucio as its points of interest. Some visitors enjoy the train ride here as opposed to driving themselves or traveling by bus or taxi. The train affords tourists more time for sightseeing and photography.
Le Seu Cathedral: Whether from the interior or exterior, it’s unlikely that visitors will ever experience this architectural splendor quite as it was when built, in the year 1300. The interior of the Cathedral features mostly Gothic elements and has a ceiling measuring 44 m high., which makes it one of the highest in Europe. When the sun illuminates the seven rose-colored windows and the 87 stained-glass windows, a natural light show occurs, giving this attraction its nickname, “Cathedral of Light”.
Arab Baths: Well preserved and set in a surrounding lush garden, this former bath house is one of Palma’s last remaining Moorish buildings (many were destroyed in order to build churches). Also noteworthy are the 12 spectacular columns that support the horseshoe arches of the building. It is not permitted for individuals to go in the water, so the Arab Baths now serve as a kind of museum and historically themed tourist attraction.
Passeig del Born: The best shopping in Palma can be found along the tree-lined avenue at Passeig del Born. Additionally, there are plenty of cafés and restaurants at which to rest one’s weary feet and wallet. The trees offer welcome shade and the two sculpted sphinxes are significant works by artist Jacinto Mateu Sureda.
Luxury Lodging in Palma de Mallorca
Seeking luxury accommodations once your private jet has arrived in Palma de Mallorca? Palma de Mallorca is known for its range of luxury lodging facilities, including:
- Barcelo Formentor
- Cap Rocat
- Castillo Hotel Son Vida
- Gran Hotel Son Net
- Gran Melia Victoria
- Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa
- Son Julia Country House Hotel
- St Regis Mardavall Mallorca
Airports In or Nearby Palma de Mallorca For Private Jets
Air travel to Palma de Mallorca is made easy thanks to the following airports:
- Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI): Located 5 miles east of Palma de Mallorca, this international airport is also known as Son Sant Joan Airport. It is used by both the public and military, and sits at an elevation of 24 feet above sea level. The airport has two asphalt runways measuring 9,800 feet and 10,700 feet in length. It is a busy airport with an annual passenger turnover of more than 23 million.
- Ibiza Airport (IBZ): Located 4 miles from Ibiza and 80 miles from Palma de Mallorca, this airport acts as a hub for Vueling Airlines. It has an elevation of 24 feet above sea level and has a single asphalt/concrete runway measuring 9,100 feet in length. It handles more than 6 million passengers annually and acts as a seasonal transit hub for several major airlines.
- Menorca Airport (MAH): Menorca Airport is located 3 miles away from Mahon and 130 miles away from Palma de Mallorca. At an elevation of 302 feet above sea level, the airport has two asphalt runways measuring 2,100 and 2,500 feet in length. It accommodates both private and commercial aircraft and has a passenger turnover of over 2.6 million annually.
- Barcelona el Prat Airport (BCN): This airport is located 170 miles away from Palma de Mallorca and is the second largest airport in the country. It sits at an elevation of 14 feet above sea level and has three asphalt concrete runways measuring between 8,293 and 12,281 feet in length. The airport is a hub for several commercial airlines including Ryanair and Vueling and also accommodates private aircraft.
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