Destination guide

The glittering seafront gem of the Balearics

Tucked into the north end of the Bay of Palma on the Balearic Sea, vibrant Palma, the capital of Mallorca and the Balearic Islands, is brimming with high-end shops, world-class restaurants, and charming cafes. The historic Old Town neighborhood is the perfect place to get happily lost, with narrow pedestrian streets winding their way through medieval buildings and picturesque courtyards. There are also thriving art and nightlife scenes, offering a little something for a everyone. An Old Town vacation rental also puts you near gorgeous beaches that draw sun worshipers from around the globe, so be sure to pack the sunscreen.

Things to do

A maze of Gothic buildings and ancient trees

The compact streets of Old Town are jam-packed with sights. Most popular is La Seu, the impressive 14th-century Gothic cathedral, which also features 20th-century Gaudi touches inside. The maze of surrounding streets houses a mixture of Renaissance, Baroque, and Gothic buildings, quaint courtyards, and cafes. In the Arab Quarter you'll find the famous baths, hidden museums, and Palma's landmark 800-year-old olive tree. The medieval Bellver Castle is perched on a hilltop overlooking town. Art lovers will want to visit the Es Baluard Museum of Contemporary Art or the studios of Joan Miro just outside Old Town.

Activities

Soak up the sun in glitzy paradise

When it's perfect beach weather, you can't help but flock to the sands. There's a great beach right in town, or you can venture further afield to any number of scenic stretches along Mallorca's legendary coast. Palma's seafront promenade, skirting Old Town, offers beautiful sea views while you're walking, jogging, or rollerblading with the locals. Splurge on a cruise on one of the many glittering yachts occupying the town's marinas. If people-watching is more your speed, kick back at one of the many cafes. Walking tours of Old Town are the best way to take in all the history.

Weather

Sultry, sunny summer days in Mallorca

The Balearic Islands draw visitors looking to soak up the Spanish sun. Old Town vacation rentals are in particularly high demand during the warmer months of April to October. Temperatures usually peak in the 80s from June to September, when sea breezes provide relief from the heat along the coast and the narrow streets are full of shade to protect visitors from the blazing sun. November to April are cooler but still mild, with December to March seeing the coldest temperatures, which can dip down into the high 40s at night (day time can still see mercury in the 60s).

Natural features

Seafront island living at its finest

Part of the chain that makes up the Balearic Islands, Mallorca sits off the east coast of Spain in the Balearic Sea. Palma serves as a major seaport and enjoys a sheltered position on the north end of the Bay of Palma. An Old Town vacation rental puts you near several sandy beaches where you can play in the surf or just enjoy the sunrises and sunsets. North of the city, the land stretches out in fertile plains until it climbs to the Serra de Tramuntana mountains on the northern end of the island.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Old Town

Fly into Palma de Mallorca (PMI), the closest airport, located 4.6 mi (7.4 km) from the city center.

Can I find a vacation rental around Old Town?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,031 vacation rentals near Old Town. From 280 Condos/Apartments to 304 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Old Town for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Old Town?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Old Town. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Mallorca: 13,807 vacation rentals
  • Sóller: 1,602 vacation rentals
  • Port de Sóller: 181 vacation rentals
  • Deià: 1,055 vacation rentals
  • Mediterranean Sea: 433,560 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Old Town! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Old Town?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Old Town:

  • Sóller: 1,602 rentals
  • Deià: 1,055 rentals
  • Palmanova: 905 rentals
  • Fornalutx: 1,464 rentals
  • Santa Ponça: 819 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Old Town?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Old Town. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Mallorca Casino: 3,045 rentals
  • Puerto Portals Marina: 2,403 rentals
  • Estudi Lul·lià de Mallorca: 3,448 rentals
  • Genova Caves: 2,891 rentals
  • Ferrocarril de Soller Train Station (Palma de Mallorca): 3,554 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Old Town listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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