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Mallorca is the largest of the 5 balearic islands. The order in descending size would be Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, Formentera and Cabrera. The capital of Mallorca is Palma de Mallorca, a city by the sea with aproximately 400.000 habitants. Palma is growing constantly, in habitants, as well as infrastucture and cultural diversity. Palma property and commercial properties are expanding into outer Palma surroundings but especially into the re-discovered beautiful Old Town of Palma. In recent years, properties in the Old Town of Palma have become popular among residents and foreigners again. Until 1995 buildings in the old town were run down, often occupied by squatters and living in the Old Town was cheap, since drugs and prostitution dominated the centre. Palma’s council decided the promote the restoration of façades with the “plan mirall” which contributed with up to 70% of the restoration cost. This action boomed the real estate market, owners started to restore their old buildings and put apartments up for sale. Some areas of the old town were so run down they almost looked like slums, so the town hall expropiated entire buildings, relocated its inhabitants and restored the buildings. Streets were redone, high-speed optical fiber communications were installed, an air suction garbage removal system  was set up to avoid garbage trucks invading Palma Old Town, new street lighting and underground parkings installed, a city courts building inaugurated in the prior slum area. Nowadays its considered a privilege to live in the Old Town of palma de Mallorca. Of course most diserable are properties located in old palaces that have been converted into penthouses, better even if they have a parking and a terrace. The parking is a general problem in Palma, streets are narrow, and most ground floor properties are used as shops or offices, which in some occasions are converted into expensive parkings. The palaces and buildings in Palmas Old Town are mainly built with sand stone, which is a soft material, yet long lasting, which allows some of the buildings to reach hundreds of years of age. The problem is that underground parkings can not be installed underneath these existing buildings, since the foundations do not reach deep enough. Real estate is becoming more and more popular among locals, its so pleasant if you live and work in the centre, and you can just walk to work, stop at your local cafeteria to enjoy your morning croissant, and get away from traffic jams and highway stress, which brings us back to the parkings, you don’t really need a car in Palma.

The Cathedral of Palma is probably the greatest attraction. It is located by the sea, and you can see it as you come from the airport and enter the Old Town, it is really worth a visit.

La Lonja, the old fisherman’s area, is the west side of Palma’s Old Town. The construction is less aristocratic than the Cathedral area. La Lonja is known for its restaurants, bars, art galleries and many little cafés, attracting locals and tourists all year round.

In recent years fashionable boutiques and hip cafes are opening in top commercial locations of Palma. Brands and designer from around the world are offering their designs in nicely converted Old Town palaces, some with gotic and arab arches. The cultural options in Palma are widespread, twice a year galleries open their doors at night for an open night “nit del art” with vino tinto, red vine and little tapas, Palma has an auditorium, world class cinemas, many galleries and art foundations from large banks, some concerts are held in the Plaza de Toros.

The airport from son Sant Joan offers direct flights, all year round to most of the European major cities, in fact, 11 million tourists visit the island every year, which significantly contributes to the islands economy. Ferries offer trips to the neighbouring islands of Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera, as well as to the mainland, Barcelona, Denia and Valencia.


Vi hjelper deg å realisere dine drømmer om egen bolig i solfylte Mallorca Vi har hjulpet tusener av mennesker å finne sin drømmebolig her på denne fantastiske øya. Mallorca er ikke bare et vidunderlig sted å være, men også en enestående investering. Det unike med Palma Property at vi har spesialisert oss på boliger som både er gode investeringer og fantastiske boliger.

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Helpful links:
Mallorca ferry services
Balearia Trasmediterranea
Palma Airport
Soller Train
Tren de soller
Palma Council
Ayuntamiento de Palma
Baluard Museum
Property on Mallorca
Palma Mallorca Property
A film made on Mallorca
Meins - The Movie
Fastigheter Mallorca
Palma Mallorca Fastigheter