What to see in Palma de Mallorca
The Port of Palma de Mallorca is the largest in the Balearic Islands and is one of the most important in the entire Mediterranean. While its construction and origin date back to Roman times, it began its heyday during the time of the Muslim domination of the eighth century.
As the centuries passed, the primitive port incorporated more area and was consolidated thanks to its strategic geographical location and mild climate.
These facilities were developed and remained intact until the 19th century when important works were undertaken that reconfigured and modernized its physical area, as well as its docks and cargo warehouses.
By the middle of the 20th century, these reforms had deepened to the point that, literally, land was reclaimed from the sea with well-differentiated areas between loading docks, sports docks and its dock. In addition, it provides a range of modern services with the aim of receiving all types of ships, from small sailboats to spectacular cruise ships.
In addition to its strategic commercial and tourist importance, the Port of Palma de Mallorca is one of the most active fishing centres in the Mediterranean. It is also home to important sporting events of international fame, including the Copa del Rey Regattas and the Trophy HRH Princess Sofia.
Despite being one of the busiest ports in Europe, the Port of Palma de Mallorca maintains a calm and slow work philosophy that preserves the ancient tradition. There, one can experience a calm atmosphere that makes it very attractive for tourists and visitors.