Attractions on the Balearics close to villas in Spain
The Balearic Islands, including Majorca, Menorca and Ibiza have the wide sandy beaches, the narrow cobbled streets and the wonderful culture that tourists dream of when on family holiday. Here are just some of the attractions that you can explore on the Balearic Islands, possibly whilst staying in one of our lovely villas in Majorca. We hope you will be inspired for your next holiday in one of our many villas in Spain.
Museo de Majorca
The history of Majorca can be explored at Museo de Majorca, which is located in a 16th century palace, which is the home of Christina the Great. The exhibition includes prehistoric Talayotic artifacts, Moorish ceramics, medieval and Baroque paintings and important pieces of ancient buildings that no longer exist. The museum is closed on Mondays and Fridays, but should be easily accessible from your villas in Majorca during your family holidays on all other days.
Lonja de Palma
The local goods exchange in Palma is a beautiful construction dating back to the 15th century, which we would recommend to any guests of our holiday lettings Spain. It was built in the centre of the city in a Gothic style. Inside the building there is a beautiful ceiling with cross-ribbed vaulting.
Cuevas del Drach
Cuevas del Drach is the most famous cave on Majorca and close to our holiday villas in Majorca whilst spending unforgettable family holidays. Here you can see spectacular stalactites and stalagmites of pure white colour. The cave consists of four chambers: the French chamber, the white chamber, the black chamber and the chamber of Luis Salvador. They have all been created by the sea and its strong currents. The caves date back to the Micene (23 - 5 million years ago). A short classical concert by the Martel Lake is included as a part of the tour. The cave is open all year round to guests of our holiday lettings Spain (except for 1 January and 25 December).
Museo Arqueológico de Ibiza y Formentera
The archaeological museum of Ibiza and Formentera is located on Ibiza and presents the history of both islands. It is located in Dalt Villa in the old Eivissa centre. It is open all year round (except for Mondays and holidays) so be sure to make a visit from your villas in Ibiza.
Almudaina - Castillo de Eivissa
The Almudaina Castillo de Eivissa (Ibiza’s fortress) dates back to the 12th century and was used by a Muslim vali (Moorish governor). However, the fortress as we know it today, was not built until the 16th century. The tunnel under Puerta de la Bomba leading to the bastion of Sant Jordi is a must-see. The fortress is open to visitors.
Catedral de Eivissa
The cathedral was originally built in a Gothic style, however, due to subsequent modifications the cathedral also enjoys a touch of Baroque architecture. In the church you find a diocesan museum that is worth visiting from your Spain villas.
Ruinas de Talatí de Dalt
In Mahón you find the Ruins of Talatí de Dalt which date back to the beginning of the Bronze era or more precisely to the Talayot culture. The village hosts some spectacular monuments, e.g. two caves which have been used as burial sites and a sanctuary with a “taula”. The latter was built in the 5th century BC.
Wherever your adventures take you, we hope you enjoy the Balearics and the many attractions there. Our villas in Spain are some of the finest and give you complete access to all of these activities.