Majorca (Mallorca)The three S's - sun, sand and sea are the major attractions of the beautiful island of Majorca. Many of the rich and famous have homes on the island, and the island is one of the most popular holiday resorts in Europe.
The largest town and capital of the island is Palma. Located on the south of the island on a bay renowned for its breathtaking sunsets, Palma is a bustling port city, and although it is on the coast, Palma is a working Spanish city rather than a beach resort. This doesn't mean that Palma doesn't cater to tourism, on the contrary, tourism is one of Palma's largest sources of revenue.
The beautifully restored cathedral of Palma is one of the major tourist attractions on the island. If you are visiting Palma, don't miss the old town with its narrow streets and historic architecture, and then contrast this with Palma's modernised shopping and business district which is a short walk away.
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Majorca has a typical Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild winters with plenty of sunshine.
Spring is a wonderful time to visit Majorca - the flowers are out, the fiesta season is just about to begin and the sun is not too hot. Autumn days are also normally warm, with temperatures similar to northern Europe in summer.
In summer daytime temperatures typically reach 27-30 degrees centigrade maximum,but can reach the 35 degrees during hot spells.
In winter maximum temperatures vary between 12 to 16 degrees maximum, and when the sun shines feels pleasantly warm. Winter nights can be cold, although frost is rare, especially on the coast.
The capital of Majorca is the historic city of Palma, which has a cathedral which draws visitors from around Europe, and an array of Spanish bars, fish restaurants and designer shops.
A glass bottom boat trip will allow you to see some of the varied aquatic life of the island.
Take a drive into the centre of the island, away from the coast where the prices will fall, and you will get a glimpse of the local culture of Majorca.
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