Palma is a city of contrast; old and new fitting seamlessly amidst the palm lined avenues. As you enter the city into the more historic area, the massive Gothic Cathedral is an impressive sight. It 300 years to build, having been started in 1229 by King Jaume I. The side streets around the Cathedral provide an enjoyable walk through the real Mallorca, and thus the Spanish lifestyle of a living city.
Palma like most Mediterranean destinations has it's fair share of markets, but if you intend to go searching for a true bargain then it is best to arrive early, before 11am, in order to beat the crowds.