Palma di Maiorca

Palma de Mallorca, or simply Palma, is the state capital of the archipelago of Balearics islands.

The name Palma has a Roman origin and dates back to 123 BC, when the Roman Empire conquered the islands, and recall the palm of triumph. In 903, the Arabs, who imposed their power over the archipelago, renamed the city Madina Mayurqa. Since 1229 it has become an Aragonese territory.

Palma de Mallorca has a rich archaeological heritage. Its most important buildings are the Gothic cathedral La Seu, one of the biggest in the world for diameter, which directly faces the bay, and the Castell de Bellver, a gothic building perfectly maintained. The city is best known for its beaches and night life.

Since 1988 Alghero and Palma are twinning cities.

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