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There are few holiday experiences that can compete with a cruise on the Mediterranean, passing through the most beautiful places along the shores of the wonderful sea. A space of great natural beauty and rich cultural heritage, with some of the most interesting and inciting travel destinations of the world, the Mediterranean Sea is the perfect place for cruise ships. Aboard these majestic giants, cruise passengers have the unique chance to discover some amazing places, all during a wonderful time on board their ships. One of the best stops along the cruise itineraries on the Mediterranean is the Palma de Mallorca city, capital of the Spanish Balearic Islands, located on the southwest coast of Mallorca Island. With an unbelievable natural scenery, plenty of cultural sights and a traditional way of life, Palma de Mallorca is the perfect cruise destination.
Dating from the Roman period, when it was settled as a camp, Palma de Mallorca has experienced a troubled history, passing through Byzantine influence and Muslim conquest, colonized by the Moors and finally becoming part of Spain. The city has a lot to offer, especially for passengers of the cruise ships which dock in the port. Palma de Mallorca has an exotic feel to it, unlike other European destinations. The main tourist sites that no cruise visitor should miss include the Bellver Castle, with great views of the bay and important historical exhibits, the magnificent Mallorca Cathedral and its small museum, the Spanish Contemporary Art Museum, the Mercat Square, the Bull Ring or the Pueblo Espanol, an architectural museum with traditional Spanish architecture. These are just some of the amazing sights of Palma de Mallorca.
Apart from these landmarks, the city has plenty to offer, with an amazing shopping experience and vibrant nightlife, as well as a delicious cuisine. Other attractions of the city include the Arab Baths, the Placa d’Espanya, the Parc de la Mer and Portixol & Ciudad Garden, Museum of Antique Dolls, as well as other places of interest. Among the best experiences and activities to try in Palma de Mallorca, the beaches surely are the highlights, but one could also visit the Marineland, Aqualand, try yachting or sailing and many other activities. Other than this, Palma de Mallorca is a great cultural destination, with plenty of exciting festivals, as well as some amazing gastronomy traditions. Considering all these, this represents an unforgettable cruise travel destination.
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