Cala Mayor, Palma, Mallorca (Cala Major)

Cala Mayor (official Catalan name: Cala Major) is a residential and tourist area belonging to a larger area - the administrative zone of Ponent, which is part of the city of Palma (municipality of Palma) and is the western part of Palma relative to the coast.

On the West side of the coast of Cala Major is bordered by a small residential and tourist area of Sant Agusti, and from the South-East with the district Portopi, also forming part of the municipality of Palma de Mallorca.

Distance from the historic centre of Palma to Cala Mayor is just over 5 kilometers.

Although Cala Major and is part of the Palm, but the location and significance of tacitly considered a resort area.

The Beaches Of Cala Major. Coast Of Cala Major

Coast of Cala Major in a greater degree is characterized by a rocky coastline with small rocky and pebble sections, as well as a sandy beach.

The Beach Of Cala Major

The Cala Major beach (Platja Cala Major) is the only beach with all the amenities in Cala Major. From the name of this beach and was named all-district. It is near the beach and in close proximity to such concentrated based tourism infrastructure of the area: cafes, restaurants, shops, hotels.

The beach of Cala Major is located in the northwestern part of the district, is a sandy beach of the Bay, on both sides fenced natural rock formations in the center of which is a small pier used by tourists as a place for sunbathing.

The length of the beach of Cala Mayor is just over 200 meters, and its average width is about 50 meters.

On the beach of fine pale sand. Sea water is clean, the bottom is mostly sandy, slope in a shallow sea depth is gradual.

In the high beach season on the beach, there is the infrastructure as sun loungers and parasols (sun lounger from € 6 umbrella 7 euros), urns and shower, a service monitoring and first aid, access for people with disabilities.

On the beach is a beachfront café-bar, also near the beach there are cafes and restaurants.

Driving the road passes above the beach, behind buildings, which is beneficial to a beach holiday.

The coordinates of the beach of Cala Major: 39° 33’ 07” N 2° 36’ 22” E. read More about the beach of Cala Major.

The rocky coast of Cala Mayor

In a westerly direction along the coast from the beach of Cala Major originates in the neighboring district of Sant Agustí.

In a South-easterly direction from the beach of Cala Mayor and to the nose of Punta de Sant Carles or San Carlos (Punta de Sant Carles) runs wild rocky coast district.

On the cliff (promontory) is passing by the road, there is free Parking for cars, places to stay, historic landmark - the old protective battery San Carlos and viewpoint Punta des Grells, which offers panoramic views of the coast and marine waters.

This part of the coast are notable for the Bay of Calo des Grells (Cove of Calo d'es Grells), located at the foot of the cliff.

This rocky-a rocky Bay with steep slope, small area with a large gray sand, and stairs leading to the sea waters, impressively picturesque and photographic. There is also swimming and sunbathing. However, this is not recommended, at least if you decide to arrange a rest in the Bay, you should be extremely cautious and careful, because in this area the possible the gathering of large stones and boulders from the rocky shores.

Water quality in the Bay depends on currents and time of year, but in most cases, visitors can take a sea bath in clean water.

Coordinates of Bay Grills: 39° 32’ 45” N 2° 37’ 05” E.

Attractions of Cala Mayor

Marivent Palace

Marivent Palace or Marivent Palace (Palacio de Marivent) is the pride not only of the area of Cala Mayor and Palma and the whole island of Mallorca.

The Palace was built between 1923 and 1925 by the order of artist John Saridakis, who lived there until his death in 1963. After that, the widow of Saridakis gave the mansion to the government with the condition that the building will be open to the public Museum devoted to the collections of Saridakis, and will carry his name. These conditions have been met until 1973, until, when the province gave the mansion to the then princes of Spain. After the transfer, the mansion was converted into a Royal summer residence and renamed the "Marivent", which means "Palace of the sea and the wind." Descendants of Saridakis challenged this decision, and insisted on the return of movable heritage (collections of Saridakis).

Now the mansion is a national treasure, the summer residence of the Spanish Royal family and place of receptions and interviews of monarchs.

Near the castle are broken eponymous gardens of the Marivent Palace (Jardins de Marivent), which are now available to the public. The gardens of the Palace can be visited free of charge during certain hours and with the exception of certain days in the year.

The gardens of the Marivent address: Avinguda de Joan Miro, 229.

Museum Of San Carlos

Military history Museum San Carlos (Museo Historico Militar de San Carlos) is located in the fortress of San Carlos, built in the 17th century and now representing the military history of the Balearic Islands in different monographic halls.

Address of the Museum: Carretera del Dique Oeste, s/n 07015 - Porto Pi. Website: ejercito.

Tower-lighthouse Porthope

Tower - lighthouse Porthope (Torre de Portopi / Porto Pi lighthouse) signal tower located near Museum of San Carlos on the Western edge of the Cove of Porto PI, who is now the seaport of Palma, and in the era of the Roman Empire it was the city's main port.

Tower Porthope is one of the oldest lighthouses in Spain, has optical devices, some of the best in Europe. There is a tower on this spot since the 14th century and originally served as a watchtower. Since 1600 years - works like a lighthouse. Currently, a visit to the tower of the lighthouse, as the lighthouse is on the territory of the naval base.

On the other side of the Bay of Porto PI, the opposite Eastern side, part of the eponymous district Porthope is the second Prires tower (Torre de Paraires), the outlines of which are preserved traces of the domination of the Roman Empire. With this tower stretched a huge chain on the tower Porthope, thereby closing the entrance to the Bay.

Tower view Porthope from the area Porthope

Museum of the Foundation Pilar and Joan miró

Art Museum of the Foundation Pilar and Joan Miro (Fundacio Pilar i Joan Miro in Mallorca) and shows the heritage of the famous Catalan painter and sculptor.

Address of the Museum: Carrer de Saridakis, 29. Museum website: miromallorca.

Panoramic stairs

A panoramic staircase is not a known attractions of Cala Mayor, and in the truest sense is not a landmark. However, the stairs offers spectacular panoramic views of the Mediterranean sea, the Cala Major beach, the coast and the surrounding area.

From the centre of Cala Mayor and Palma to Cala Major beach (Avinguda de Joan Mirj) are several ways, one of which flows into the staircase with panoramic views (street - Carrer Bernat de Santa eugènia).

In the area of Cala Mayor, you can visit:

- shopping centre of Porto PI (Porto Pi Centro Comercial) located in the same neighboring area Porthope, Avinguda de Gabriel Roca, 54;

- following a pedestrian promenade, the Paseo Maritimo, you can walk or drive to the historic city centre of Palma with its many attractions;

- the port of Calanova (Port Calanova), located in the neighbouring district of Sant Agustí.

The port of Cala Nova takes passing small yachts and boats, if there is free space.

In the port are also: sailing school Escola Nacional de Vela Cala Nova, the centre of extreme sports in Mallorca Water Sport Center, restaurant with panoramic terrace, commercial area and accommodation;

- walk along the coast in a South-westerly direction, visiting such areas as: Sant Agustí, Cas Catala, Illetas, Bendinat, the resort town of Portals Nous, famous yacht Marina Puerto Portals, several beaches and an observation deck that are the best in the area, etc.;

- Genoa caves (Cuevas de Genova), located in the same residential area of Palma, accidentally discovered during the construction of wells in 1906 and forming underground galleries calcareous origin, connected natural corridors. The caves have a Hiking trail of nearly a mile and descend to a depth of 36 meters;

- Park "Marineland" (Marineland Mallorca), which is a Dolphinarium and a zoo with an aquarium, tropical house and Park birds. The Park is located around the border areas of Costa den Blanes and Portals nous, at Carrer Garcilaso de la Vega 9, 07181 Costa d'en Blanes;

Golf clubs that are in the area of son Vida (Son Vida): Golf Son Quint, Golf Son Muntaner and Golf Son Quint Pitch + Putt, also in the area of Bendinat: Golf club of Bendinat (Real Golf de Bendinat).

How to get to Cala Major: taxi; car; bus:

from Palma №№ 4, 46. Buses № 1, N1 and 20 to the ring in the Porto Pi area, then on foot - the distance to the beach of Cala Mayor is about 1.3 km. Passing intercity buses №№ 104 and 107

- from the airport via the center of Palma: first, take the A1 bus to the center, then to Cala Mayor.

Where to stay in Cala Major

In the area of Cala Major and surrounding area ample accommodation, including 4-and 5-star hotels located near the beach of Cala Mayor, and more remotely from such.

For example,

- 5-star hotel Nixe Palace with an outdoor pool, garden, 3 restaurants, a bar, a gym, free Wi-Fi and a Spa;

- 4-star hotel Be Live Experience Costa Palma features a seasonal outdoor pool, a restaurant with an open kitchen, a bar and a fitness centre;

- 4-star hotel Be Live Adults Only Marivent hotel with a swimming pool, gym, relaxation area with steam baths and a Finnish sauna, a sports bar, a pizzeria and a beach club;

- 4-star boutique hotel Be Live Adults Only La Cala Boutique features an outdoor pool, sun terrace and outdoor bar;

- 4-star hotel Joan Miró Museum with an outdoor pool, rooms with balconies and free Wi-Fi.

All accommodation in Palma de Mallorca, including Cala Major and the surrounding area, you can view and book here booking

The area of Cala Mayor on the map

Photos of the streets of Cala Mayor

Interesting building at Carrer Joan de Saridakis, 15

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