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Palma Cathedral

Palma Cathedral (Plaza Almoina s/n, Palma, Mallorca) – this is a Gothic Roman Catholic cathedral (a.k.a. “La Seu”) that was built over a pre-existing Moorish mosque. Construction of this cathedral began by King James I of Aragon in 1229, but wasn’t completed until 1601. It also overlooks the Parc de la Mar, and the Mediterranean […]

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Museu Fundacio Pilar y Joan Miró

Museu Fundacio Pilar y Joan Miró (Carrer Joan de Saridakis 29, Cala Major Palma) – this museum has the permanent collection of famed artist Joan Miró (living his last years in Mallorca). The number of Miró paintings & sculptures here, however, are not as extensive as the Fundacio Miró in Barcelona. Nevertheless, one gets a […]

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Monumento a los Corsarios

Monumento a los Corsarios (Avenida de las Andanas, Ibiza Town, Ibiza) — Ibiza city can boast of having a monument that is unique in the world – the Homenaje a los Corsarios (a statue to pay homage to pirates) erected right on Ibiza’s harbor, facing the port. Pirates played an important role on Ibiza from […]

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Monumento a General Vara de Rey

Monumento a General Vara de Rey (Passeig Vara de Rey, Ibiza Town, Ibiza) – this monument, located on a street of the same name, was inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII in 1902, and commemorates the Ibiza-born Spanish military leader (who presided over the Spanish defense of El Caney, Cuba during the Spanish-American War in 1898).

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Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Ibiza

Ibiza Museum of Contemporary Art (Ronda Narcis Puget s/n, Ibiza Town, Ibiza) — this museum was opened in 1969, representing mainly artists based in Ibiza and neighboring islands (such as Tapeis and Miralles). There are also exhibits of Japanese prints, and photography as well. Admission: free (for all age groups). Hours: 10 am – 2pm […]

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Ferrocarril de Sóller

Ferrocarril de Sóller (Plaça d’Espanya 6, Sóller, Mallorca) — ever since 1912 the Sóller railway (known under the acronym “FS”) has been running a daily train service along the 27.3 km route between Palma de Mallorca and the northern Mallorcan town of Sóller, without interruption. From 1913 it has also run the tram service along […]

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Faro de la Mola

Faro de la Mola (Punta de Sa Ruda , Formentera) – located in the southernmost part of Formentera is this lighthouse, built in 1861. It sits on top of a dramatic 100 meter cliff, which faces the ocean. Near the lighthouse, one will also find a statue of the French writer Jules Verne, who used […]

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Es Baluard

Es Baluard (Plaça Porta Santa Catalina 10, Palma, Mallorca) – opened in 2004, this is a museum that displays various works of contemporary art by regional (Balearic) artists, ranging from Joan Miró’s posters to Pablo Picasso’s ceramics.   Admission: Adults (€6), Students & Seniors (€4.50), Children 12 and under: free. Hours: 10 am – 8 […]

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Diocesan Museum

Museo Diocesano (Palacio Episcopal, Calle Mirador, Palma): el magnífico Museo Diocesano de Palma está dedicado a 1.500 años de arte sacro: desde el bizantino hasta el barroco y el gótico hasta Gaudí. Con un fuerte énfasis en el arte religioso de la época medieval, hay mucho más que ver en el museo. Hay una interesante […]

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Dalt Vila

Dalt Vila (Ibiza Town, Ibiza) – this section of Ibiza Town was once a fortified city that was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1999. Tourists come here for, among other reasons, the spectacular view of the city and harbor areas. A Gothic cathedral (built in the 14th century) is located on the highest […]