Street-by-Street: Palma

January 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

In 1983, Palma became the capital of the newly created Autonomous Community of the Balearic Islands and transformed itself from a provincial town into a metropolis. Today, it has over 300,000 inhabitants and captivates all visitors as it once captivated Jaume I, who, after conquering it in 1229 described it as the “loveliest town that […]

Palma

September 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Palma, capital of the autonomous region of the Balearic Islands, is a busy, cosmopolitan city in true Spanish style. Its city centre forms a lively montage of shopping centres, a maze of narrow lanes and restored buildings surrounded by ancient ruined city walls, and modern boulevards.