Palma de Mallorca, Spain

This beautiful Balearic Island in Spain is where you will find many Europeans winter vacation.  With clear turquoise beaches and history rich in Roman, Byzantine and Muslim influences, what’s not to like from this Mediterranean island?  However,  if sunbathing and architecture are not your thing, there are plenty of other things to do including whisking away to Valldemossa – a small town which inspired the most productive period for the famous composer Frédéric Chopin – among others.  A long weekend is the perfect amount of time to visit!

Things to see:

El Pasea Maritimo – This road stretches for 5km along the water and is an ideal place for pedestrians, bikers and runners to take in the beautiful coastline

Catedral de Mallorca, Le Seu – The striking Gothic landmark built between the 14th-16th century and lined with palm trees is hard to miss when you arrive in Palma

Get tapas y cañas in the Old Town – The neighborhood of Santa Catalina exudes old world charm and energy.  Whet your whistle and chops at Bar Flexas and get some delicious spicy pulpo and beer!

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Enjoy the sun and sand at the Playa En Trenc – The fine sand and clear waters are just as beckoning as the seaside sangria!

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The hilltop town and monastery of Valldemossa – The Real Cartuja de Valldemossa was built in the 14th century on the site of an ancient Moorish Alcázar and welcomed illustrious guests including the pianist Frédéric Chopin and novelist George Sand.

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