Palma is a resort city and capital of the Spanish island of Mallorca, in the western Mediterranean. The massive Santa María cathedral, a Gothic landmark begun in the 13th century, overlooks the Bay of Palma. The adjacent Almudaina is a Moorish-style Arab fortress converted to a royal residence. West of the city, hilltop Bellver Castle is a medieval fortress with a distinctive circular shape.

€ Euro. The rate of exchange against the US dollar fluctuates daily.


Spanish, but English and German is spoken in most areas.

Semi-tropical with an average temperature of 80 degrees in the summer and 60 in the winter Fahrenheit. Average daily maximum and minimum temperatures for Palma Mallorca: January-March, 50 to 68°F.

You most likely do custom in europe somewhere before reach Palma de Mallorca.

U.S. citizens need a valid passport, a visa is not necessary but you must check with local consulate.

220 volts.

East Europe time zone.

US Dollars are easily exchanged into Euros in banks, major hotels, airports and exchange houses. Banks are generally open from 9 am to 2:30 pm weekdays only. Exchange houses are open longer and offer quicker service. Most credit cards are accepted in shops, hotels and travel agencies. Major purchases are best made with a credit card. You automatically receive the bank rate of exchange, which is higher than the rates given in town or at the hotels.

Most stores are open from 10 am to 8 pm daily. Stores downtown may close between 2 pm and 4 pm for the traditional “siesta” and on Sundays.

Palma de Mallorca has a nationalized healthcare system and almost every town and city has either a national hospital or medical clinic. Most hotel have a 24-hour doctor on call. No vaccinations are need to enter Spain from the US or Canada.

From North America to Palma de Mallorca: dial 011 (int’l access code) + 34 (Spain’s country code) + the local number.

From Mallorca calling North America, dial 00+1+area code+local number. Many US long-distance phone companies have access numbers that you can dial in order to use your phone card, usually through the Spanish telephone company public phones, LADATEL. Calls may be less expensive than direct-dialed calls from your hotel room. (Check with your hotel for surcharges BEFORE calling.)