Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, 2017
The Balearic Islands are an autonomous Provence of Spain. Beautiful Mallorca has a bit fewer than 1MM inhabitants and Palma, its largest city, is home to about half of them. That is about how many people visited here annually in 1960. 30 years later that number of visitors grew to 7MM and it has tripled since then.
Last time we were here, on a Sunday, the shuttle bus dropped us off, everything was closed, and we got right back on the bus and when back to the ship. Somebody at the Chamber of Commerce got smart because today, also Sunday, it was booming and things were all open.
Allyn was able to get her 10,000 steps in as well as ride the hop on hop off bus. I opted for a massage.
I have a strong recollection that their beautiful cathedral, La Seu, is the only one in the world that reflects on the water.
In 2008 we did a Jewish tour here. Click here to read about their interesting history.