Palma de Mallorca
Revealing influences from Roman, Turkish, Arabic, Spanish, and Berber cultures, Palma de Mallorca was settled during the Bronze Age and has been a delightful and obliging host ever since. Offering exciting festivals, tempting food, and dazzling marine activities ranging from yacht outings and sailing to a water park and an aquarium, Palma has benefitted from a healthy economy based on sea trade and, more recently, tourism. This island paradise, however, offers much more than long stretches of beautiful beaches. The capital of the Balearics is replete with culture, boasting opulent theaters, a beautiful basilica, an impressive Gothic cathedral, and its own symphony orchestra.