The names Ciutat de Mallorca and Ciutat were used before the War of the Spanish Succession, and are still used by people in the island we today know as Majorca. The first and largest of the Balearic Islands off the coast of the Spanish Iberian Peninsula, Majorca is a fantastic place to begin your vacation on these unique and splendid islands. Enjoy its beaches and sights in your own car hire Mallorca.
The main city, Palma de Pallorca is famous for its vast La Seu cathedral, originally built on a previous mosque. The cathedral began construction in 1229, but continued alterations and additions through 1600. In 1901 the local architect Antoni Gaudí was drafted for a restoration project, presenting the La Seu you see today.
It's just south of La Seu, past the town walls. Here you can come and sit outside in a lovely shaded area with rows of outdoor wooden pews.
Take your Mallorca car hire down the quiet Ca'n Serra street near the Convent of the Cathedral and visit one of the few remnants of Palma's Moorish past. Known as the Banys Árabs, the small two-roomed brick building that once housed the bath is actually of Byzantine origins, dating back to the 11th century. The bath room features a cupola with five oculi which let in dazzling natural light.
Also here are the gardens of Ca'n Fontirroig, where you can see sardinian warblers, house sparrows, cacti, palm trees, and a wide range of flowers and ferns. The floor over the hypocaust of the bath house has been worn away where the many visitors have stood in the center, to photograph the entrance and the beautiful garden beyond it.
If you need assistance booking your rental car in Majorca, check out our section [How to book a rental car in Majorca Airport].