Palma has a wide range of cultural, gastronomic, sporting and leisure options, immerse yourself in the true essence in Palma and live a 100% experience.
The ‘ new Soho’ of Palma, the district of Santa Catalina, is an area with lots of charm & history located just outside the walls of Es Baluard. You can begin your stroll on Avenida Argentina, a street that marks the border of this district with the old quarter.
Santa Catalina Market: In an old fishing district converted into a new meeting point in the city. The market offers a great variety of vegetables, fruits, butchers, fish shops all in one place and offering high quality products. There are also ready-made food stands where groups of people from all over the world come to savour the dishes on show.
In the Santa Catalina district we also find art galleries, craft shops ... and it’s a great place to have a drink in the evening! Popular with both locals & visitors.
In 1969, the Centre for Performing Arts &d Congresses was built. It houses up to nine theatres two of which, Sala Magna & Sala Mozart, have a theatre structure, especially conditioned for the production of the performing arts with optimum visibility and sound. Ideal to enjoy theatre performance, concerts, dancing, ballet & all kinds of shows. Both rooms in turn serve as a support for conventions &congresses.
The Palau de Congressos has a main auditorium, divisible into two, with a capacity of up to 1,978 people and another smaller auditorium with a capacity of 462 people, offering all the very latest audiovisual technical advances. On the ground floor we find the exhibition areas, with 2,340 m2 available, divided between the ground floor (1,640m2) and the first floor (700 m2). The multi purpose meeting rooms available in the Palau are on the third floor and with offer an area of 320 m2 each and are divisible into a total of 8 fully independent rooms. In addition to the main meeting rooms, there are 3 smaller commission rooms, measuring between 60 & 150m2 as well as a 87 m2 VIP room offering all services. In the basement there is a car parking offering 282 parking spaces...
For years now, Porto Pi Centre has been the main landmark in Palma in terms of shopping, leisure facilities & fun. Its privileged location looking onto the port & the seafront, and its long history as the only shopping centre in the city, make it the best place to do all kinds of shopping and enjoy a wide variety of quality restaurants, fashion & leisure facilities.
A benchmark facility in fashion & leisure for tourists and residents, the Porto Pi Centre houses shops of many of the most important firms on the local, national & international scene; Zara, Massimo Dutti, Uterque, Mango, H&M, Tommy Hilfiger, Lacoste, etc. The centre also offers back to back special offers & free services, such as Personal Shoppers, very popular among visitors.
In recent years, the Passeig del Born (Born Promenade) has become the most visited & important street for shopping on the island. Shops such as Rialto Living, Louis Vuitton, Hugo Boss, Carolina Herrera, Clockmaker Germany, Mulberry & Twin-Set have made this luxury promenade a real 'designer street'. The Born is also known as the ‘golden mile’ of Palma
Fashion, fashion, fashion !! If you are in Jaume III, normally it’s for one good reason: shopping. It used to be the most important street in Palma until the Born became the new favourite of the major design brands. However, you can still find shops such as: Cartier, Lottusse & the famous men and women's casual clothing store, Farinelli, among others. There is also 'El Corte Inglés', but it’s a much smaller one than the shop in the Avenidas, where you will find a wider variety of products.
Palma’s bullring, popularly known as Colisseu Balear n the local language. The Colisseu Balear forms part of the historical heritage of the city of Palma.
The idea of building a bullring in the Balearic capital to replace the old one arose in 1915, but work didn’t begin until 1928. The square was the design of Gaspar Bennazar, a famous Majorcan architect at that time.
Nowadays it is used for macro concerts & other major cultural events, especially in summer.
On the Passeig Marítim you will find a variety of places to go dancing. The legendary Tito’s no longer attracts Hollywood stars as it did in its heyday, but you can still walk on its red carpet or hop on its glass lift to take you to its main dance floor. It still celebrates theme nights where the entertainment it offers will never cease to amaze you.
Nearby we find the ‘Timba’ bar, located on the Ca Bárbara marina, with fantastic DJs and a great atmosphere. Although small, there’s always room to dance!