Palma audio tour: Palma's Alternative History Tour

Palma's Alternative History Tour

Walking Tour

60 mins

About the Tour

Palma is a city bursting with ancient history and bustling with modern culture. Take a walk with me, a longtime resident, to find out what stories and anecdotes its streets have to tell. Starting in the majestic Parc de la Mar, we’ll trace the path of history from the ancient Talayotic culture through the Spanish Inquisition and the elegance of old Palma to end our walk in the vibrant Placa de Cort. Along the way, we’ll explore the city’s churches, bars and gorgeous courtyards.

Some of the tour’s highlights include:

• Hearing about why the hand of a lover and thief was exhibited on a stake for over a century
• The place where knights used to gather for tournaments
• The story of a nobleman blinded by pride who was finally taught a lesson.
• Hearing about the weapon of choice for Palma’s first inhabitants
• Discovering hidden courtyards in picturesque back alleys
• Viewing the opulence of Palma’s oldest and grandest hotel

Whether it’s your first time in Palma or you’ve been here before, I guarantee you’ll find out all sorts of new stories about this incredible city!

Please allow at least an hour for this tour. There are lots of bars and restaurants along the way for a quick stop – or a long one!

Tour Producer


Sandra Burot

Hola! My name is Sandra. I am a passionate globetrotter and a freelance translator living and working in Palma de Mallorca for many years. Let me share with you the love I have for this beautiful island and its amazing capital: the city of Palma. I hope you will have a great time with me!

Major Landmarks

  • Parc de la Mar

  • the Llotja

  • Passeig del Born

  • Plaça del Mercat

  • The Grand Hotel

  • Plaça Major

  • Can Forteza

  • The Jewish Ghetto

  • Can Vivot

  • Santa Eulalia Church

  • Plaça de Cort

Directions to Starting Point

The tour will start from the big square called “Parc de la Mar” (South of Palma), next to the stone staircase, in front of the fountain, facing the Cathedral.
If you come by car, you can park in the underground “parking Les Avigudes”, located beneath the Parc de la Mar. For information, there is no free car park in the city center of Palma.
If you come by bus, the nearest bus stop is "Plaça de la Reina - Catedral" (bus stop number 453), that you can get there with the bus number 25. Then you’ll have to walk for less than 5 minutes to reach our starting point.

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Places to stop along the way

The Llotja, the Abaco Bar, Bar Día, the High Court of Justice of the Balearic Islands, Santa Eulalia Church

Best time of day

At anytime of the day, preferably before sunset to appreciate the view better.


Make sure you have comfortable shoes, a small bottle of water, and a curious mind!


I enjoyed the audio a lot. The instructions are really good and you can discover a lot of places in this amazing city.
She recommends some places to take something very useful.

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , over 1 year ago

Ha sido un tour muy interesante. Hemos visitado los principales sitios turísticos del centro. Ha sido muy ameno y agradable. Muy recomendable

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , over 1 year ago

lovely voice.A very entertaining tour! the perfect length:not to long and neither too short.
Also recommends nice bars :) :)

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , over 1 year ago

Excelente tour. Duracion perfecta para conocer los lugares más importantes de palma. La explicación es muy entretenida. Recomendable.

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , over 1 year ago

i really enjoyed sandra's audio company, she taught me a lot and the stories were so interesting! she's got a great sense of humour and i definetely recommend her tours to everyone...

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , over 1 year ago
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Palma's Alternative History Tour