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The Rich Tapestry of Art and History in Mallorca

29 January 2023

5 days from £1,850pp

In the company of Isabelle Kent, our expert host, follow in the footsteps of artists, architects, and designers on this tour of Palma, an elegant city with a sophisticated cultural scene and rich history.
  • View the breathtaking biannual “Festival of Light” at Palma Cathedral
  • Explore Palma’s ecclesiastical jewels, including the Basilica Sant Francesco and the Church of Santa Eulalia
  • Learn about the rich history of the picturesque town of Valldemossa
  • Be inspired by the stunning views of the bay at Belver Castle and Almundaina Palace
 
Rising from the azure waters of the Badia de Palma, the golden stone of Palma de Mallorca beckons alluringly to expectant travellers. Under the warm year-round sun, it is not hard to see why Palma’s particular corner of this beautiful island has been settled since the bronze age. The city has a rich history: founded by the Romans in 123 AD, it became a flourishing Moorish stronghold until the Catalan conquest of 1229, after which, its geographical location was used to establish profitable commercial relations with all territories bordering the Mediterranean sea. This announced a golden age for Palma in the Middle Ages, and the city flourished architecturally. Thankfully, many of these treasures have survived to the present day, from the breath-taking La Seu, the city’s monumental cathedral, to the atmospheric streets of Jewish Quarter. Although the focus of our tour is mediaeval, respect must also be paid to Palma’s most famous adopted son and our time will conclude with a visit to the Joan Miró Foundation, bringing us back into the modern era before we depart this beautiful city.

Your Accommodation

Sant Jaume Design Hotel

Overview
Set in an 18th century mansion, the Sant Jaume Hotel is located on a tranquil cobbled alley in the bustling heart of Palma.  Rooms are beautifully designed and filled with light, with comfortable shared spaces and a sun-dappled rooftop terrace.
The hotel’s lobby features art and design features by a range of local artists, including a spectacular 12m installation by acclaimed artist, Robert Ferrer i Martonell, and illustrations by Victoria Masdeu which depict popular sites and attractions for visitors.
 
Hotel Facilities & Amenities
Facilities include a bar, restaurant, fitness centre, spa, pool and rooftop terrace.
Room Facilities & Amenities
  • Smart TV
  • Music system
  • Kettle
  • Complimentary coffee and tea service
  • Telephone
  • Individual heating and air conditioning
  • Strongbox
  • Hair dryer, hair straightener and magnifying mirror
  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Free Wi-Fi 
 
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