Mallorca (or Majorca) has much to offer travelers besides Mediterranean charm – heritage architecture, picturesque hill towns and tranquil monasteries for culture lovers and sumptuous food and wine for foodies. Spectacular natural landscapes, protected parks, and hiking trails are perfect for outdoor lovers and nature enthusiasts. Its gorgeous beaches and sunny coastline, turquoise bays, and dozens of secluded coves invite vacationers to slow down and lighten up. It’s easy to understand why the celebrated Spanish surrealist artist Joan Miró was inspired by the island, and the Miró Mallorca Foundation, in the capital city of Palma de Mallorca, offers more insights into his work. Part of Spain’s Balearic Islands, Mallorca’s dramatic limestone mountains, and remote hillside villages make for great hiking excursions. The island also abounds in ancient Roman, medieval Moorish and Byzantine remains, like the Almudaina Royal Palace and the Santa María Cathedral by the sea. Old country estates with fragrant citrus plantations and olive and almond groves vie for attention with raucous village festivals and Palma’s lively nightlife. Whether it’s hearty roasts with local wines at a farmhouse or deliciously fresh seafood at a coastal bistro, be sure to dine alfresco under a starry Mediterranean sky.
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