Most of this day was dedicated to Palma de Mallorca, the by far largest and most important city on the island. I parked the rental car at Placa d’Espanya and explored the city centre by foot, since basically all attractions are located near to each other and can be reached within walking distance. Highlight is certainly the area around Parc de la Mar with the Catedral La Seu, the Palau de l’Almudaina, and the Fundacio Bartolome March. But there are quite a couple of nice locations and museums in the city, which resembled to me a bit like a small version of Barcelona. My sightseeing round took until early afternoon, so there was still plenty of time to drive to the Castell de Bellver with nice looks over Palma, and to the Fondacio Pilar i Joan Miro near Cala Major, the island residence of the painter and his wife which is now a museum. After that, I used the rest of the daylight to drive to another lookout at Genova (where I actually also wanted to see the coves, but they were closed), a beach at Portal Vells (it was beautiful but I think not the one I was actually looking for). Finally, I closed the day with a brief excursion to the German centre of S’Arenal called “Ballermann”.

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