Palma

Palma
19th June 2020 Safer Travel

Palma


Palma is a resort city and capital of the Spanish island of Mallorca (Majorca), in the western Mediterranean. Palma Airport serves over 29 million passengers per year and is a popular holiday destination for travellers.


British Consulate Palma de Mallorca
Carrer Convent del Caputxins, 4
Palma de Mallorca

Details


Before visiting any town or city make sure you know the basics. General details and important information.

  • Emergency Services: 112
  • Language: Spanish
  • Currency: Euro
  • Country Code: ES
  • Travel Visa: None required
  • Population: 400,000

Risk Level


Researching various official sources, we perceive the risk to holiday makers and travellers are as follows;

Overall Risk 31%
Pickpickets 62%
Mugging 16%
Common Crimes 34%

Travellers Tips


Top travel advice and interesting tip bits of information from experienced travellers.

Emergencies


For the Emergency services just dial 112 from any phone.

The operator may not be fluent in English.

Hospitals

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Hospital General de Mallorca

Hospital D’alcudia

Hospired Este

Tourist Offices

Travelling Around


Getting around by bus is easy, efficient and cheap. Buses serve almost all towns and villages, although services are limited in rural areas. Palma’s main bus station is located adjacent to the train station in Plaza Espaňa. The number 1 bus connects Palma and the airport.

Airports

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Palma De Mallorca Airport

Train Stations

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Tren Soller

Palma Safety

  • Where can I keep up with local news?

    Palma has local news outlets. Click the text below for more information.

    See Mallorca

    Majorca Daily Bulletin

  • Are there any areas I should take extra care?

    Palma is generally a safe city. However, travellers should use their common sense when travelling alone or late at night. Don’t leave your belongings unattended.

  • What are the common crimes?

    Crime that targets travellers includes pickpocketing and general theft. Opportunists operate around busy tourist areas, be aware when taking photos or sat having coffee. Keep an eye on your belongings.

  • What are the top safety tips?

    Credit card fraud, cloning cards can be an issue be careful where you use your cards. Also if you are withdrawing money from cash machines make sure you cover your pin and be discreet about the amount of cash you withdraw.

    Don’t carry more cash than you need for the day, and try to keep it in separate pockets. Try not to get your wallet out in public if you have a lot of cash in it.

    Some people trying to sell you flowers, it is your choice whether you buy them or not. Don’t let them push you in to it.

    Watch your valuables on the beach or by the pool, leave anything of value in your hotel room.

    When withdrawing cash from ATM try to go inside the bank. Beware of withdrawing cash from cash points on pedestrian walkways. Try to withdraw small sums and don’t flash your cash around even in the bank.

Improve Your Personal Safety

Knowledge – the more you have the better equipped you are.

Awareness – the more you see the safer you become.

Response – the right reaction can change a situation.

Annual Events


Annual events allow a city come together for some amazing experiences. If visiting at this time, make sure you have your accommodation booked and are always aware of your surroundings when travelling around.

Events

Fiestas de Sant Sebastia

A festival in Palma celebrating culture and history with many plays, art exhibitions and activities all around the city.

Nit de Foc

Is one of the biggest parties in in the city. It is celebrated before the Sant Joan fiesta, you can enjoy lots of street parties, fireworks, music events and the infamous ‘correfoc’ or fire run. This is where ‘devils’ run through the city with bangers and fireworks, beware as it is not for the faint hearted!

Palma Boat Show

Many impressive yachts and boats are on display in the cities harbour, it is a wonderful sight and attracts thousands of visitors from around the world.

Colcada de la beata

The Procession of the Blessed celebrates the beatification of Saint Catalina Tomàs. There is a special service at the Santa Maria Magdalena church and a colourful parade of floats and musicians in the evening.

Palma Highlights

  • What’s the best season to travel?

    The peak seasons to travel to Palma de Mallorca are July and August. At this time the temperature can reach 30 degrees C and this is the warmest time to visit. The area will be very busy as its the height of the tourist season.

  • Where else is great to visit?

    Almudaina Palace

    The Royal Palace of La Almudaina is an amazing sight and well worth checking out.

    Arabic Baths

    Located in the narrow streets of Palma and well worth a visit to get a feel for city life.

    Parc de la Mar

    Located in front of the Cathedral with stunning views, a great place to take an afternoon stroll.

    Binissalem Wine Route

    Binissalem Wine Route. Will take you through the various wineries throughout the region.

  • What are the highlight attractions?

    Palma Cathedral

    A stunning Cathedral in the heart of the city, amazing architecture and windows, a really beautiful sight to behold.

    City Sightseeing Bus Tour

    A great way to see the city stopping at all the tourist spots and landmarks.

    Bellver Castle

    A stunning Gothic style castle a few kilometres outside the city.