Palma de Mallorca - also known as Palma in short - is the biggest city of the island of Mallorca and is also the capital of the Balearic Islands, located towards the East of the Spanish coast. It is home to a population of over 400,000 and it is where majority of Mallorca Island’s population reside. By most, it is considered to be the only proper city on the island of Mallorca.
Palma de Mallorca occupies a total land area spanning over 200 square kilometres and is positioned towards the north western end of a bay in the island's south west area. The city itself offers a rich history spanning several civilisations and ancient eras, and historic monuments and landmarks can be witnessed throughout the city. The name "Palma" itself was given by the Romans back during the Roman period, when the city was first founded as Roman camp in 123 BC.
At present, it is a busy cultural and commercial hub, drawing in millions of tourists each year. The main places-of-interest that must not be missed out on are the Castell de Bellver, Pueblo Español, Paseo Maritimo and the Historic Centre - which is the oldest part of the city featuring various historic buildings and monuments.
The Palma de Mallorca Airport - the third largest airport in the country - is the main airport on the island of Mallorca and serves the city of Palma de Mallorca. It is located about 8 kilometres towards the East of the city and is also referred to as Son Sant Joan Airport or Aeroport de Son Sant Joan. It serves several airlines and millions of passengers every year.
Disability Assistance at Palma Airport
Halal food options and Halal restaurants in Palma de Mallorca are somewhat limited. However Nawaab and Aladdin Palace are two restaurants serving Halal food in Palma and visitors could also visit Cafeteria S'Almudaina, which is located slightly further in Manacor. It is recommended however, that you enquire with the restaurant owners about the preparation of food.
There are a few mosques located in Palma de Mallorca including Mezquita Ihsan, Mezquita Attaouhid and the Mezquita Abderrahman de Palma de Mallorca. Prayers are held daily and can be visited during prayer times.