Thousands years of history, raids of Carthaginians, Romans, pirates, ravishing nature, sun and sea, that is Mallorca. The largest of the Balearic Islands archipelago, where the capital of the Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca, is situated. Palma will not disappoint you with its name. Palm trees complete the picture of this beautiful city as well as the cathedral, fabulous castles, masts of yachts in the harbour and the endlessly blue sea.
Mallorca is a part of the Kingdom of Spain and thus the European Union. For travelling it is sufficient to have an identification card. The official languages are Spanish and mallorquín, which is a dialect of Catalan. People also understand English and German.
Currency used is the euro, Mallorca is located in the Central European Time zone, so you do not need to change time on your watch. Nevertheless, it´s getting dark later in Mallorca, even in winter.
The climate is typically Mediterranean, hot summers and very mild winters. It can be rainy in winter, but the weather gets well quickly and temperatures are very pleasant even in December and January. During the winter there is no heating in most of the buildings, so be prepared it can be much colder inside than outside in winter months. Especially if you accomodate at local houses, farms or private rooms. Hotels and new buildings are usually equipped with a heating system.
Mallorca is located in the western Mediterranean, opposite the east coast of Spain. Eastern and central part of the island consist of lowlands. There is a picturesque Tramuntana mountain range on the west where you will find typical mountain villages. Rugged coast, bay beaches lined by rocks arising from the azure blue sea. The highest point of the island is the top of the Puig Maior hill with an altitude of 1,445 metres above sea level.