Watch the world go by…
One of the best ways to pass the time on these balmy summer evenings is to pay a visit to one of Palmas charming plazas that are dotted around the city. Sit back, order a drink or some tapas or jus stroll slowly throughout the quaint city spaces while you people watch and take in the summer air.
Right along the seafront of the city of Palma is the Paseo Maritimo which stretches across the port of Palma, from Porto Pi to beyond the cathedral.
This area is perfect for early morning bike rides or late night strolls, watching the sea, the passing yachts and everyday city life.
In the centre of the city is the Plaza Mayor, surrounded by historical buildings, cafes, bars restaurants and small boutiques.
The central open space regularly hosts artisanal markets during the summer and also through Easter and Christmas time. Perfect for buying gifts and souvenirs!
Just off to the side of the Plaza Mayor is the small and unassuming plaza of the Parroquia Sant Nicolau, which houses small eateries and exclusive boutiques. Conveniently adjacent to that is the Paseo del Borne.
A tree lined avenue with benches to sit and people watch, high end boutiques and contemporary art galleries, Passeo del Borne is by far the more prominent and aesthetically appealing of the open spaces in Palma.
The close by neighbourhood of Santa Catalina is very popular with the evening crowd that are wanting to wine and dine while making the most of the outside seating areas.
There are many more plazas and open outdoor spaces to enjoy while visiting the city and most smaller villages have the same central space that is the hub of all that is social and collective. Be sure to discover these plazas while the summer evenings are still warm.