Our friends, Sam and Mags, arrived Tuesday afternoon so we spent a leisurely time on the boat watching the world go by in Santa Ponça.

The wind on Weds was forecast to be negligible so we decided to catch the bus in Palma about 30 minutes away. The old part of the city is a maze of streets and alleyways with lots of shops and restaurants. Liz was in her element looking at all the shoe shops – she seems to have forgotten we are on a budget! The cathedral was worked on by Gaudí and does have a feel of a smaller version of the one in Barcelona.

We had lunch in a restaurant called Forn de Sant Joan that was recommendedLunch in Palma by Trip Advisor. Lovely food but a little over-priced we thought. The highlight of our day was our visit to the home and studios of Joan Miró on the outskirts of Palma. We took a local bus and disembarked in the middle of a housing estate but the studios were an oasis of peace and tranquility. I suspect that there was nothing around it when it was built in the 1950s.

There is a festival all this week celebrating the retaking of Mallorca from the Moors by King Jaime II. Consequently, there are events on each evening that seem mainly to consist of an eclectic mix of music including The Blues Brothers and Coldplay!

Pictures of the cathedral and of the Joan Miró studios.

P1040584 DSCN0136

This entry was posted in News and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to Palma

  1. madeline malthouse says:

    Looks as if you had a good time at the restaurant xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.