Portopi district, Palma, Mallorca

Portopi - a port and an area belonging to a larger area - the administrative zone of Ponent, which is part of the city of Palma and is the western part of Palma relative to the center of the coast.

On the West side of the coast Porthope is bordered by residential and tourist area of Cala Major, and the North-East with the district of El Terreno, also forming part of the municipality of Palma de Mallorca.

From ancient times to the present, the Bay Porthope was a port city, as I had a good geographical position as a natural refuge, protected by a rocky Cape.

In the era of the Roman Empire it was the city's main port. During the history, the civil war in Spain, the port was used for military purposes.

Currently Porthope is a commercial and port area, a growing urbanisation, as well as the ferry pier, from which, including the ferries to Ibiza (or Eivissa) and Menorca.

The district is famous and largest of the eponymous shopping center with a casino.

Coast Porthope

Although the area is a coastal Porthope and within beaches there.

The nearest beaches are in the nearby area of Cala Major, the most popular of which is the homonymous beach of Cala Major.

Porthope crosses the Avenue Joan miró and located near the Western end of the promenade, the Paseo Maritimo.

Coast Porthope is the eponymous sea port with ferry terminal, yacht club and a small closed Marina Darsena Barbara.

Especially beautiful views of the harbour and Marina offer some points of the street KORD Marie (Camí del Corb Mari) and the street Joan Miro (Avinguda de Joan Miro), because data segments pave the streets above the Marina and the port.

Good viewpoint "Mirador Infantil Parc Joan Miro" is on the roof of the building at the address: Cami del Corb Mari, 10.

Attractions Porthope

Medieval tower

The edges of the Bay Porthope are two medieval towers: a tower-lighthouse Porthope (Torre de Portopi / Porto Pi lighthouse) and the tower Praires (Torre de Paraires).

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.

The contours of the second tower - Parures saved traces under the Roman Empire. With this tower stretched a huge chain on the tower Porthope, thereby closing the entrance to the Bay.

Tower view Porthope

View of a lighthouse tower and the tower Porthope Praires from the territory of the military history Museum San Carlos (Museo Historico Militar de San Carlos), 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.

Small tower next to the tower Prires

Chapel Of San Nicolas

The chapel of San nicolás de Porthope (Capilla de San Nicolas de Portopi), originally dates back to the year 1246 and dedicated to the patron Saint of sailors.

Between 1880 and 1890, the chapel was demolished to expand the quarry and built a new chapel, which was moved to the end of the 20th century to make space for the construction of the shopping centre "Porto PI".

Now the Church is also known under the name of San Pedro Claver (Iglesia San Pedro Claver, Portopi).

Address of Church: Carrer de ses Rafaletes, 6.

Shopping centre "Porto PI"

A large shopping centre "Porto PI" (Porto Pi Centro Comercial) is located at the address: Avinguda de Gabriel Roca, 54.

In the Mall is the casino Mallorca (Casino de Mallorca).

Website Mall: portopicentro.

The website of the casino: casinodemallorca.

District Porthope on the map

How to get to the area Porthope

To get to the area Porthope on taxi; car or bus:

from the centre of Palma №№ 1, N1, 4, 20 and 46. Passing intercity buses № 104 and 107;

- from the airport through Palma city centre: first bus A1, and then in Porthope.

Where to stay in the area Porthope

4-star hotel Catalonia Majorica offers an outdoor pool and a sun terrace with a pool bar, hot tub, gym and rooms with air conditioning and private balcony.

Each room has a TV with satellite channels and free Wi-Fi, a Minibar and a safe the modern bathrooms include a Hairdryer and toiletries.

Some rooms offer sea views.

Room rates may include Breakfast. Link to the hotel booking

The 4-star Augusta offers an outdoor pool with a sun terrace, free Wi-Fi, a fitness centre and a bar.

In the hotel: rooms, studios and apartments. Some balconies offer views of Palma.

Room rates include Breakfast. Link to the hotel booking

The 3-star Amic Horizonte offers a view of the Bay of Palma.

This hotel is popular with cyclists, as the number of facilities and services the hotel is a special menu for athletes, treatments and massages, as well as a workshop for repairing bicycles.

The hotelhas an outdoor pool, a restaurant with terrace, bar, fitness centre, free Wi-Fi and rooms with a balcony.

In rooms: air conditioning, satellite TV and a private bathroom.

Room rates can be inclusive: Breakfast or Breakfast and dinner. Link to the hotel booking

All accommodation in Palma de Mallorca, including in the area Porthope and in close proximity thereof, it is possible to look and book here booking

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