Although best known for La Seu, its imposing 13th-century Gothic cathedral, Palma is home to many extraordinary pieces of architectural brilliance. Keep your eyes peeled, and don’t forget to look up when walking the streets, and you’ll be met with impressive and innovative pieces of architecture from across the ages. Join us on our tour of the best buildings and landmarks around the Mallorcan capital.
Located in the north district of Palma on Gasper Bennassar Avenue, named after the famed architect responsible for the design of the arena, this is Palma’s bull fighting ring, popularly known as the Balearic Coliseum. Consisting of 11,620 seats and four boxes, the ring is still used for sporting events and is best known for hosting crowd summer concerts, with people flocking to see the likes of Sting, Dire Straits, Simply Red, and BB King.
These 10th-century baths are nearly all that remain from the Arab city of Medina Mayurqa, the original Moorish name for Palma. With construction elements such as the interior columns recycled from bygone eras including Byzantine and Roman, these baths are part of the former orchard of Can Fontirroig manor house. The hammam were meeting places as well as wash houses, and wandering the pretty outside courtyards with plum and orange trees, one can easily imagine ancient locals mingling in the cool shade after the heat of the baths.
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