Palma is regarded as one of the most elegant cities in the Mediterranean and is often called the new Barcelona. In view of its impressive history, culture and its historic centre the city offers a large variety of entertainment, shopping facilities, boutiques, hotels, art galleries, museums, property styles, restaurants and coffee shops.
In the last 15 years millions of Euros have been spent to renovate the city and the facades of buildings. Palma is also a cosmopolitan city, all year round.
Only a two hour flight from the main European cities, the sun island offers you a first class lifestyle year round in a safe environment.As many families are discovering that bringing up a family on this island can offer the best of all worlds. Investing in a property on Mallorca is a solid, long term investment combined with all the benefits of a second home in the sun!
Engel & Völkers provides more than 30 years experience in the sale of premium properties and is nowadays the market leader in the mediation of high end residential real estates. Our sales areas covers Bonanova & Son Armadams, Genova, Paseo Maritimo, San Agustin and Santa Catalina.
Bonanova & Son Armadams are peaceful and family-friendly districts of Palma. Many beautiful villas and apartment units characterize the neighborhood. The well-known five-star Hotel Grupotel Valparaíso Palace is also located in this prime area.
Bonanova and Son Armadams are next to the woods and the park of Bellver Castle, as well as the El Terreno district, which is so famous for its nightlife and its opulent old villas, as well as the Marivent Pallace, the summer residence of the Spanish Royal Family. There is also an international school in this part of town, the Queens College, which has been very popular for many years.
The closest beach is Cala Mayor, about 3 km away from Bonanova and Son Armadams.
Gènova is a lovely, authentic village next to Sa Teulera, La Bonanova and San Agustín, which are all parts of Palma. Gènova has always been a favourite location for wealthy ‘palmesanos’ – the people from Palma. Attractive village houses and villas combined with apartments or penthouses dominate the cityscape. From there you can enjoy an extensive view of the city and the bay of Palma. This village on a hill side is well-known thanks to its dripstone cave Coves de Gènova and the viewpoint with its statue of Jesus Christ of 300 m.
From a culinary point of view Gènova offers a lot, too: there are plenty of excellent Mallorcan restaurants, such as the Casa Jacinto, Sa Caseta, Es Reco de Gènova or C’an Pedro, for example.
Palma de Mallorca – City living in great villas and apartments
Palma, the capital of Mallorca, is the seat of the autonomous government of the Balearics. It is the strategic centre of the Balearics, because apart from the government it also has the largest port, the largest airport and a well-developed infrastructure.
The city charms its tourists again and again with its historic quarter, the beautifully restored façades of its townhouses with elegant apartments and penthouses in history-charged buildings. Your house, villa, apartment in Palma will be in one of the most beautiful Mediterranean cities. We have the right property for you, for sale or to rent in Palma de Mallorca.
In the last ten years millions of euros have been spent to renovate the city and the façades of buildings. The beautiful and characteristic gothic Cathedral “La Seu” dominates the silhouette of the city.
The old town of Palma offers a mix of styles including Spanish Catalan and Arab features. It is known for its many narrow alleyways, some of which are only connected via steps. The Plaça Major is the centre of the old town.
In the southwest, on the edge of the old town above the port rises the “Castell de Bellver”, a medieval castle.
Not far from the port and the cathedral, there is another master piece of civil gothic architecture in Palma: the “Llotja dels Mercaders”, the former Maritime Stock Exchange. All these factors contribute to the fact that Palma is a cosmopolitan city where life pulsates all year round. Yet, as the city is manageable; everything can easily be reached on foot.
Palma, with its three marinas, is also a destination for sailing and motor boat fans; the best-known sports marina is Real Club Nautico where many important regattas, such as for example the Copa del Rey, are held. The Spanish Royal Family is a permanent guest here. The Club del Mar is another traditional club, one of the most expensive and exclusive marinas in Europe.
Find out more about the extensive property range of Engel & Völkers Southwest in Majorca – our portfolio includes an attractive selection of apartments, villas and town houses – whether for sale or rent. We look forward to seeing you!
The famous Paseo Marítimo, the seafront along the port of Palma, reaches from Portixol to Porto Pi and passes three marinas (Real Club Nautico, Club de Mar, Port de Palma). Many popular and prestigious restaurants, such as the Hard Rock Cafe and the Cappuccino, open their doors to guests.
Live on the Paseo Maritimo, enjoy an attractive city apartment and Palma’s nightlife and great gastronomy. The penthouses in this area offer stunning views of the harbour and Palma’s skyline.
San Agustin is a tranquil, idyllic village close to Palma; it boasts the small marina Cala Nova Nautical Club and a small sandy beach.
Not far from it is the large popular bathing bay Cala Mayor with its lovely sandy beach – very popular among the locals. Therefore a beautiful apartment in San Agustin is the right choice for beach enthusiatsts.
The summer residence of the Spanish Royal Family, the Marivent Palace, is also in this part of Palma.
Santa Catalina – The trendy part of Palma
With its unbeatable location just a short drive from Palma, Santa Catalina, convinces with charming apartments and renovated penthouses; for sale or rent - with magnificent views overlooking Palma de Mallorca and its sea line. Even cosy townhouses are waiting for new owners who are looking for a special living experience.
This up-and-coming neighbourhood of Santa Catalina has become very attractive over the past few years, and not only thanks to active refurbishment; today it is a truly idyllic and picturesque part of Palma. The centre of the busy life is the market hall offering every day fresh typical local produce and numerous shops, bars, cafes and restaurants providing international cuisine that have opened here in the last years.