escape begins in
Palma, the island’s capital and cultural hub. You’ll spend the first three nights of your trip at the stylish boutique hotel Sant Francesc Hotel Singular
, which is housed in a grand 19th-century manor house. The hotel puts you in the perfect spot for exploring the historic streets of
old town, with the city’s mighty cathedral a short walk away. Overlooking the Mediterranean, this Gothic masterpiece dates back to the 13th century but has beautiful 1900s interiors courtesy of
Gaudi, famous for his iconic buildings in Barcelona.
For an attraction which blends
past and present, head to Es
Baluard, a modern art gallery built into the historic city walls. Picasso is among the iconic artists whose work is on display here. During your time in
Palma, be sure to dive in to the city’s food scene, which has gained international attention in recent years. From traditional
bars to high-end Michelin-starred eateries, there are plenty of opportunities here to sample classic
food; try the fragrant rice dish arros brut
, and sobrassada
– a Balearic cured sausage.