27 Sep 48 hours in Mallorca
Autumn is the perfect season for a weekend getaway. 48 hours in Mallorca will be enough to discover this wonderful island that looks beautiful at any time of the year and regales you with landscapes full of contrasts.
Come and stay at our hotel, the Posada Terra Santa, and spend two unforgettable days in the former manorhouse of the Barons of Boixador, with all its amenities and comforts. Located right in the historic heart of Palma de Mallorca, just a stone’s throw from the Cathedral and the city’s main attractions.
Immerse yourself in its streets, visit the sites that have shaped its history, enjoy its traditional cuisine, take in museums displaying masterpieces by great national and international artists, or enjoy a train ride around the Serra de Tramuntana mountains.
Take a walk around the Cathedral of “Light” and the charming corners of the Old Town
Don’t think 48 hours are enough? Deconstruct this myth by making the most of your time in Palma de Mallorca. Its many charms will make it very easy for you.
Start your tour first thing on Saturday with a visit to the cathedral, popularly known as La Seu. Its construction began in the 12th century and it was completed in the 17th century. The dominant architectural trends of each of these centuries made their mark on this edifice. Even the modernism of Gaudí, who replaced the choir with railings, lamps and a baldachin.
Continue your tour at the Royal Palace of Almudaina. A former Arabic palace that retains its 14th century structure, with the palaces of the King and Queen, the Santa Ana chapel and the baths. The caliphs reached their chambers by boat through the inlet that joined the palace to the sea. Today it has been turned an exotic idyllic pond by the wall and the King’s Garden.
Stroll through Palma’s Old Town. A maze of narrow streets where you will come across emblematic buildings such as Can Oms, a baroque style house occupied by the Doms family in the year 1642; Can Bordils, a house that supports the archway of La Almudaina; and the Neomudéjar façade of Can Corbella.
Mallorca is a modern city, chosen by so many artists to develop their work. If you are interested in getting to know this side of the city, there are two places you simply must visit: Es Baluard and the Pilar i Joan Miró Foundation.
Es Baluard, the island’s Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, has been open for 10 years, and houses a collection with more than 600 works of art by local and international artists. At the end of your visit, take the opportunity to dine on the terrace of Es Baluard Restaurant & Lounge located on the Renaissance wall.
Joan Miró maintained a close relationship with Mallorca. The Pilar i Joan Miró Foundation is housed in the former workshops left behind by this multifaceted artist.
Its aims to showcase Miró’s work and creative process in the very place where he lived and worked.
A two-day trip to Mallorca and its gastronomy
Without a doubt, it would be a sin to leave without tasting the island’s typical sweet pastry known as the Ensaimada. One place where you can sample Mallorca’s favourite sweet treat is the classic Can Joan de S’Aigo. Try these pastries filled with pastry cream, fresh cream or the traditional Carnival Ensaimada stuffed with sobrasada sausage. Prepared individually and served warm on a hot plate. If you want to take one home for your family or friends, it needs to be ordered several days in advance.
In Mercat de l’Olivar you should try a selection of roast meats or, when in season, dolphinfish (lampuga). If you are looking for somewhere that combines modernity and an excellent menu, come to La Despensa del Barón. Dine beneath Gothic ogival arches from the 14th Century in this exquisitely decorated restaurant. The Chef, David Raya, will delight you with sophisticated dishes that combine creativity and the finest ingredients.
A cosy venue for a romantic evening with your partner or a getaway with friends. After dinner, enjoy the night with a drink or a cocktail in the distinguished Salón Inglés.
Serra de Tramuntana, the island’s jewel of nature
The island’s open secret is the wonderfully pleasant weather it enjoys all year round. You can take a walk along some of the footpaths that cross through the Serra de Tramuntana, the island’s most important natural treasure and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
These mountains form the backbone of the north-west of the island, with more than 90 kilometres of footpaths. Its peaks include Puig Major (1,436 metres) and Puig Massanella (1,348 metres)
Railway enthusiasts can enjoy a ride on the Sóller train. The train has stunning handmade wagons and runs along a narrow old train line towards the village of Sóller.
What do you think about our proposal? Convinced? If you have decided to spend 48 hours in Mallorca, we look forward to welcoming you at Terra Santa.