Major square (Catalan title: Plaça Major), which means "big square" - the main and one of the most popular areas of Palma de Mallorca.
The Plaza Mayor is located in the center of Palma and close to other important attractions of the city such as the Main theatre, St. Michael's Church, the house can Forteza Rey and the building of El Aguila, city hall (town hall), the Church of St. Eulalia , etc.
The current Plaza Mayor is the former convent of Saint Felipe Neri and some of the neighboring houses.
Until 1823, the square was the seat of the Inquisition. After the demolition of the headquarters of the Inquisition, ten years later, work started on creation of the square, which gradually continued up to the twentieth century.
The current Plaza Mayor is rectangular in shape. The perimeter of the area located 3 - and 4-story building with porches on the first floors of covered galleries, supported by columns. Thanks to these buildings, the area forms a closed space. Through indoor galleries (passages) you can go to the surrounding streets.
On the first floors of buildings around the square are cafes, restaurants and shops. On the square itself the crowd entertained by street artists, and under the square are the underground Parking and shopping gallery.
On the South side of the Plaza Mayor leads to the square of the Marquis of Palmer street and the Stake. From the North to the busy part of the pedestrian shopping street San Miguel. From the West to the Main theatre and the Rambla. From the East to the pedestrian shopping street Syndicate.
Where to stay near Plaza Mayor
Apartamentos Plaza Mayor Palace with free Wi-Fi.
In apartment: balcony, terrace, flat-screen TV, a dining area, a kitchen with a dishwasher, oven and microwave, and a bathroom with Hairdryer. Link to apartment
LAguila apartment Suites with free Wi-Fi.
The apartment: living area with a flat-screen TV, a kitchen with a dishwasher, oven, coffee machine and kettle, and a bathroom with free toiletries and a shower. The link apartments
Can Boss apartments with free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, shared terrace on the roof and a Luggage storage.
Balconies in the apartments overlook the building of El Aguila.
In the apartment: a flat-screen satellite TV, Seating and dining area, kitchen with dishwasher, oven, microwave, toaster, fridge, coffee machine and kettle. The link apartments
Can Rubi apartments with city views, a terrace and free Wi-Fi.
In the apartment: a living room, a flat-screen satellite TV, an equipped kitchen with an oven, a coffee machine and a kettle, and a bathroom with shower. The link apartments
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