When you arrive in port, towering in the distance you will see the beautiful Palma De Mallorca Cathedral, designed by Antoni Gaudi. A pleasant stroll will take you past the harbor and through the charming town and to the church. Built with flying buttresses reminiscent of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris this cathedral has a beautiful stained glass rose window, and a stunning chandelier.
You can visit Alcudia Old Town and enjoy the historic buildings. For a complete list of things to do and see visit this site.
On the day our cruise docked we just happened across a group of musicians and dancers putting on an afternoon performance below the cathedral.
Barcelona is home to many architectural works of Antoni Gaudi. The Parc Guell, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is an easy to explore example. Originally intended as housing development it was constructed between 1900 and 1914. Only two houses were constructed, one of which Gaudi lived in from 1906 to 1926, “la Torre Rosa, “ is currently a museum.
Views from the park include a sweeping panorama that includes the Sagrada Familia and the bay. The whimsical tiled creatures and undulating serpents, as well as the otherworldly trails will delight children and adults alike.
Sit down on the massive terrace benches for a few minutes, and you will find bright green monk parakeets among the pigeons and sparrows, just hoping for a handout.
Effective October 2013, there will be an entrance fee of between 7 and 8 euro for the park entrance, and only 400 tickets per half hour issued. For more information on the park click here