Old Town, Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain

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Old Town, Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain

Old Town vacation rentals

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.