The city has an area of 213.55 km². According to the data from 2011, it was inhabited by 405,318 residents.
Palma de Mallorca is located in the Mediterranean climatic zone. Summers are dry and hot, and winters are moderate, rainy and windy. The summer season begins in May and normally lasts till the end of October. The hottest month is August. The winter season starts in November and lasts till the end of April. Frosts and snowfalls are rare. The air temperature normally does not fall below 10 degrees Celsius. Most precipitation falls at the end of the year, and the least – from June until August.
The airport, located approx. 8 km east of Palma de Mallorca, is the third largest airport in Spain and one of the busiest airports in Europe. Every year, crowds of tourists arrive from all over the world.
How to move around the city? If you want to use public transport, you can choose the subway. The network consists of an 8.5 km section including 9 stations. Buses are also a popular means of transport, as well as taxis, which are a bit more expensive.
Palma de Mallorca is a perfect place for all sun and fun seekers. You can lie on the beach all day long or try water sports. In the evening, you should visit one of the numerous bars and try the traditional Spanish cuisine. Parties in Mallorca capital last till dawn.
If you want to see the sights of Palma de Mallorca, you should start from the historic district, known as Ciutat Vella. The labyrinth of narrow streets will remind you of the city’s Arabic history. The most important monument is the wonderful, massive, Gothic cathedral called La Seu. It is the most beautiful temple in Spain. Its construction was commenced in 1230 and took around 400 years. It has an area of as many as 6,600 m2. It is neighboured by Arab baths and luxuriant Ca'n Fontirroig gardens, full of cactuses, palm trees and ferns.
Other places to see are the Royal Palace of La Almudaina, Plaça Major, and Es Baluard – a museum with an impressive collection of modern art. The city’s showpiece is the boulevard called Passeig Maritim.