Mallorca

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When it comes down to planning your day-to-day list of things to do, ShermansTravel experts have you covered. To make sure you get the most out of your vacation, we recommend the can't-miss museums and attractions, as well as the off-the-path activities and unique local experiences that will make your trip truly memorable.

Things to do in Mallorca

Cala Tuent

Located at the foot of massive cliffs, this small cove – the most tranquil swimming spot along this stretch of coast – is fronted by a sandy beach and the calm, clean aquamarine sea.

Northern Coast, Mallorca,
Tags: family | things to do | outdoors | swimming

Coves del Drac (Cuevas del Drach)

These illuminated caverns are filled with eons-old stalactites and stalagmites. At the end of the tour visitors hop aboard small boats for a ride across one the world’s largest underground lakes (at its widest point, the lake is 384-feet across).

Carretera Cuevas, Porto Cristo, Mallorca, 011-34-971-82-07-53, www.cuevasdrach.com
Tags: family | things to do | history

Déia

Ever since British poet Robert Graves put this idyllic village on the map, it has been a favorite among artistic, well-off foreigners who love its surrounding landscape of steep ravines, terraced hillsides and mountain heights.

Southwestern Peninsula, Mallorca,
Tags: views | things to do | outdoors

Els Calderers

See how the island gentry and their servants lived and worked on this lovingly-preserved 13th-century estate and farm. Indigenous livestock like the Majorcan black pig can also be observed here.

Near the village of Sant Joan, off the Palma-Manacor highway., Mallorca, 011-34-971-52-60-69, www.elscalderers.com
Tags: family | things to do | culture | history

Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern

Explore Palma’s vibrant arts scene at Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern, which showcases modern and contemporary works from artists connected to the Balearic Islands. Pieces from some of Spain’s most storied names – Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, and Santiao Rusiñol – highlight the visit.

Plaça Porta Santa Catalina, 10, 011-34-971-908-200, www.esbaluard.org
Tags: art | things to do | museum

Gallery Hopping

Don’t miss Mallorca’s burgeoning contemporary art scene, which claims Palma as its showcase. Must-sees are galleries include ABA Art (www.abaart.com) and Galeria Maior (www.galeriamaior.com), which both showcase an eclectic, rotating mix of photography, sculptures, paintings, and other multimedia works.

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Tags: art | things to do | gallery

Jardins d’Alfábia

This spring-fed garden complex dates from the time of the Moorish occupation of Majorca. It boasts a 19th century English garden, an elegant hacienda, dozens of species of trees and delightful walkways and water courses.

Carretera de Sóller, kilometer 17, Bunyola, Mallorca, 011-34-971-61-31-23
Tags: family | things to do | outdoors | architecture | history | gardens

Museu de Mallorca

Housed in an opulent 15th-century palace, this museum displays Majorcan artifacts from Neolithic times to the last century, covering every epoch of local history.

Carrer de la Portella, 5, Mallorca, 011-34-971-71-75-40
Tags: family | things to do | culture | architecture | history

Parc Natural de Mondragó

Walking trails lace this 2,000-acre park, which contains just about every type of environment on the island including pine forests, sand dunes, marshes and rocky coast.

South of Portopetro, Mallorca, 011-34-971-18-10-22
Tags: family | hiking | things to do | outdoors | history

Perlas Majorica

The town of Manacor is famous the world over for its imitation pearls. Perlas Majorica, the biggest of the pearl factories, offers tours and a shop that sells the final product.

Carrer Pedro Riche, Mallorca, 011-34-971-55-09-00, www.orbisenterprises.com/Heusch-1/Heusch-2/Heusch-3b/Heusch-4b/heusch-4b.html
Tags: things to do | tour | jewelry

Port de Pollença

Families love this resort town with its beaches, marina, hotels, restaurants and bars. Everyone gathers in the evening for a stroll along the Passeig Voramar seaside promenade.

Mallorca, www.puertopollensa.com
Tags: beach | family | dining | things to do | resort

Sa Seu Cathedral

Built on the site of a former mosque, Palma’s cathedral dates from the 1300’s. Different architectural styles – the Islamic-inspired bell tower, the Gothic-Renaissance main door and rose-hued windows – are the result of centuries of modifications.

Carrer Palau Reial, 29, Mallorca, 011-34-971-72-31-30
Tags: things to do | architecture | history | religious

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