If you have not done any of the guided walks in Palma as part of the tours organized by the Govern de les Illes Balears, I suggest that you partake in at least one, soon. You’ll be in for a pleasant surprise or two.
There are five different walks in Palma de Mallorca on offer: ‘Modernism in Palma’, ‘The City and the Sea’, ‘The Jewish Quarter‘, ‘Palma Monumental’, and ‘The Convent of the Capuchin Nuns’. All walks are offered at varying dates in four different languages (one at a time). One should think that the obvious choice would be a tour with comments in English, but depending on your language skills, you might get more out of a walk with comments in Spanish, or even Catalan. The truth being that the guides’ English is not always up to scratch, if you see what I mean.
If you are interested you should telephone 636.430.000 to find out what is on offer and when, and make your reservations. Walks depart from the olive tree in Plaça Cort in Palma, take approximately 2 hours and cost 10 €.
Most walks are organized on weekdays, but some dates are on Saturdays, just in case you are busy Mondays to Fridays.
Later in the year, there will also be tours through some of the most attractive of Palma’s patios, or courtyards. Many courtyards are normally not open to the public for most of the year, but will be open during a few weeks on the occasion of Corpus Christi, during the month of June. A definitive must, in my opinion. The telephone number for reservations is a different one for the patios tour, though: 971.225.900.
The photo was taken in Palma de Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: April 1st, 2009. The time was 11:53:03.