Not many cities keep impressing me over and over again. But my second home Palma de Mallorca, for example, is different. To me, this city has it all: Not too small, not too big, wonderful beaches in the city centre and a beautiful old town with great atmosphere. No wonder that in summer so many tourists are flooding the city. The Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca, called La Seu, is usually the first port of call. Then, most of the people stroll along the Passeig del Born straight into town. However, if you are already here, you should take the opportunity to explore some of the picturesque and often deserted alleys behind the cathedral. Beside the authentic Palma old town flair away from the usual tourist routes, you will find the Banys Àrabs (Arab baths) here – with an entrance that blends so much with the surrounding façade that you might miss the open door easily.
Insider tip for Palma: A lot of history and mediterranean atmosphere at the Banys Àrabs
Especially in summer, the Arab baths are a good stopover if you are travelling in the old town of Palma. In popular places like the cathedral or the Plaza Mayor, it often gets so crowded that everybody longs for a little bit of quiet time.
The Arab baths are a real oasis, as they are relatively unknown to most tourists. It’s hard to believe that this beautiful, green hideout in a courtyard is only a few hundred metres from the busy tourist areas of the Old Town! A real insider tip and perfect for those who love to skip the crowds sometime.
Moorish traces on Mallorca
The two bathhouses from the 10th century tell the long history of Mallorca. At that time Mallorca was also inhabited by the Moors, who left a few Arab influences on the island. There is also a beautiful patio with many shade-giving trees and a small cafeteria. Sit down, take a break and enjoy the warm Mediterranean air!
Information about the Arabian Baths in Palma de Mallorca
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