Palma's Alternative History: A Self-Guided Audio Walk
Palma is a city bursting with ancient history and modern culture. Take a self-guided audio walk with Sandra, a longtime resident, to find out what stories and anecdotes its streets have to tell.
Starting in the majestic Parc de la Mar, you’ll trace the path of history from the ancient Talayotic culture through the Spanish Inquisition and the elegance of old Palma to end the walk in the vibrant Plaça de Cort. Along the way, you’ll explore the city’s churches, bars and gorgeous courtyards.
The tour is ready whenever you are. It plays audio automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smart phone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline. Start the tour in the app, put your phone in your pocket, and let Sandra direct you through the streets.
The total walking distance is 2km and takes about an hour without stopping, but you can pause anytime! There are lots of bars and restaurants along the way for a quick stop – or a long one!
per adult from
60 to 90 minutes
What's included :
- Lifetime access to this tour in English or French
- VoiceMap App for Android and iOS
- Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
What's excluded :
- Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
- Smartphone and headphones
- Food and drink
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Parque del Mar, Palma, Illes Balears, Spain
The audio tour starts at the Parc de la Mar, a charming square with a small salty lake, which faces the Cathedral and the Almudaina Palace. This square was built over the sea, in the ’60s, while Majorca witnessed a tourism boom.
Pass By: Can Forteza Rey, Calle Monges 2, 07001 Palma de Mallorca, Majorca Spain
This splendorous monument, originally built in the early 1900's is one of the Art Nouveau jewels of Palma.
Pass By: Bar Abaco, Calle San Juan, 1, 07012 Palma de Mallorca, Majorca Spain
This typical noble Majorcan house, formerly called “Can Marcel, was built in the seventeenth century. Now this historic building hosts a beautiful lounge bar with a rustic and authentic design. A perfect place to make a stop during the tour!
Pass By: Calle de Santa Eulalia 7, 07001 Palma de Mallorca, Majorca Spain
This church is one of the oldest churches of Majorca, built in the thirteenth century. Actually, the first kings of Majorca were crowned in Santa Eulalia Church before the Cathedral was completed in 1601. The interior is richly decorated in baroque style, and it’s free to visit.
Pass By: Passeig des Born, Plaza de Juan Carlos I, Palma de Mallorca, Majorca Spain
In the past, the torrent of Sa Riera flowed through this street, and divided the city in two parts. Knights’ tournaments were organised along this torrent.
Pass By: Placa de Cort, 07001 Palma de Mallorca, Majorca Spain
This charming central square is the Mile Zero of Palma. We’ll finish the audio tour at this place, which is steeped in history.
Pass By: Placa Major, 07002 Palma de Mallorca, Majorca Spain
This beautiful square was built at the middle of the nineteenth century. Every year, it hosts the feast day of Saint Sebastian, on the 19th of January. This is the celebration of the patron saint of Palma, one of the most important of Majorca.
Pass By: Catedral de Mallorca, Placa la Seu s/n, 07001 Palma de Mallorca, Majorca Spain
The Cathedral of Palma, also called the Cathedral of Light, or the “Seu”, is the crown jewel of the city. The construction of this beautiful gothic monument started in 1230 and was completed 371 years later, in 1601. Nowadays, it is a tremendous source of pride to the Majorcans.
Pass By: Palau de l'Almudaina, Calle Palau Reial s/n, 07001 Palma de Mallorca, Majorca Spain
This Arabic king Palace, built in the tenth century, is the oldest monument of Palma. Nowadays, it is the official King Residence, where the King Philip VI receives official visitors such as Presidents from other countries. This Palace is also a museum and a Military building.
Pass By: Sa Llotja, Plaza de la Llotja 5, 07012 Palma de Mallorca, Majorca Spain
This beautiful Gothic style building built in 1428 used to be the former maritime stock exchange. It is one of the jewels of Palma, open to public, and the admission is free.
Pass By: Palma de Mallorca, Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Balearic Islands
Palma is a city bursting with ancient history and modern culture. Take a walk with Sandra, a longtime resident, to find out what stories and anecdotes its streets have to tell. Starting in the majestic Parc de la Mar, you’ll trace the path of history from the ancient Talayotic culture through the Spanish Inquisition and the elegance of old Palma to end the walk in the vibrant Plaça de Cort. Along the way, you’ll explore the city’s churches, bars and gorgeous courtyards.
Departure Point :Parque del Mar, Palma, Illes Balears, Spain
Departure Time :Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 7/3/2020 - 2/21/2022
Monday - Sunday: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Return Detail :Plaça de Cort, 07001 Palma, Islas Baleares, Spain
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- All of VoiceMap's audio tours are self-guided and users must bring their own smartphone and headphones to take the tour. We urge all our users to wear facemasks and carry hand sanitizer with them to ensure they're own protection and the protection of others.
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.