POINTS OF INTEREST / Puig Major
Being the highest peak in
other points of interest
Gothic in style, Palma Cathedral was built during the XIII and XIV centuries. It has soaring delicate columns and a beautiful rose window. The Cathedral Museum is next to it, displaying Gothic art and gold work. Gothic in style, Palma Cathedral was built during the XIII and XIV centuries. It has soaring delicate columns and a beautiful rose window. The Cathedral Museum is next to it, displaying Gothic art and gold work. Around it lies the historic Old Quarter of the city, worth visiting not only for its old buildings but also the lovely courtyards of many of the aristocratic mansions. Palma is a town of many courtyards. The churches of Santa Francesc, Sant Miquel and Santa Eulàlia are Gothic buildings of great beauty and ornate interiors. Contributions by artist Miquel Barceló consisting of a large ceramic mural, stained glass windows and fixtures can be visited in one of the chapels of Mallorca's Cathedral. This avant-garde proposal was promoted by the late Bishop Teodor Úbeda and supported by various institutions under the auspices of the Art a la Seu Foundation, which has not been free from a debate similar to the one surrounding Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí in the early twentieth century, just one more reason to visit this magnificent landmark, one of Europe's most brilliant Gothic buildings.
Sa Dragonera has belonged to the Majorca Council since 1987, but it was only in 1995 that the Government of the Balearic Islands approved the declaration of Natural Park. Natural Park of sa Dragonera Even though the Natural Park is named sa Dragonera, it also includes the islet of Pantaleu, the island Mitjana and els Calafats within its protected area, because of their shared environmental conditions, they are very valuable due to their magnificent state of natural conservation. Sa Dragonera has belonged to the Majorca Council since 1987, but it was only in 1995 that the Government of the Balearic Islands approved the declaration of Natural Park in order to guarantee the conservation of this space, and show it to all that want to know it. The island of Sa Dragonera is, geologically, the continuation of the Majorcan Serra de Tramuntana, but its vegetation is not the same because it is conditioned by the dimensions of the island, by the steep topography and the influence of the sea. The most common vegetation is littoral, in rocky areas, the coastal areas, the brushwoods of wild olive trees and rosemary, which is very abundant. Concerning the fauna of the park, its name Dragonera gives much away. The common gecko and the lizard are the only known reptiles on the island of sa Dragonera. In fact, apart from the birds, there were no mammals until the arrival of humans. In this way rabbits, goat, sheep, hedgehogs and rats were introduced, some of them for specific purposes and others in accidentally. The vell marí was an autochthonous mammal inhabiting the area, but declined in number and, in fact, there are now just a few left in the Mediterranean. The cetaceans that still can be frequently seen are the common dolphin and the dofí mular. As usually happens in natural parks in coastal areas, birds are the most habitual fauna, numerous and diverse. Sa Dragonera, Pantaleu and la Trapa were declared ZEPA areas (Bird Special Protection Zone). The most frequent marine species are the puffin, cormorant, virot, vulgar seagull and red seagull. Among the percy birds, are the peregrin falcon, the falcó marí, the kestrel and the little owl.
Banyalbufar is another hiking location that offers a variety of hikes that vary in distance and difficulty. Close to Palma, hikers can choose a more challenging and mountainous route, or stick to easier trails that have both wonderful sea and mountain views. Also in the area are many traditional Mallorca homes and small towns.
TEST ONLINE: take our test and check your levelbegin test
DO YOU KNOW THAT SPANISH
IS THE SECOND MOST SPOKEN LANGUAGE IN THE WORLD?
Achieve a level that allows you to communicate with international businesses and broaden your job opportunities.
Be able to visit and communicate in 21 countries.
Learn and experience new cultures and customs.
LEARN SPANISH IN THE HEART OF THE MEDITERRANEAN, ENJOY THE GREAT WEATHER ALL YEAR LONG AND IMMERSE IN THE SPANISH CULTURE.
Discover some of the most beautiful beaches in the world as well as unique cultural experiences; take advantage of the water sports and hiking to see the natural beauty of the island.
Experience Spanish learning surrounded by native speakers and join in on their day to day activities.
Learn in small classes that will allow you to have maximum student to teacher attention.
Don´t forget to visit...
The route begins in