Plaza de España (Spain Square), Palma de Mallorca

Plaza de España (Spain Square), Palma de Mallorca

A statue of James I, 13th century King of Aragon, aka The Conqueror, rides high in the Spain Square in Palma de Mallorca. James took Mallorca from Aba Yahya, the Almohad governor, on September 5, 1229. The bronze statue of James, mounted on his steed, was made by sculptor Enrique Claraso y Daudi.

James' life was not always peaceful and neither is the square he oversees. There are cafes and places to sit and watch the world go by. There are also buses, cars, electric scooters buzzing about and people meeting and parting under the watchful bronze eyes of King James.

The square is like a nerve center of Mallorca. The Plaza is the location of the city's modern Estacion Intermodal, the terminal for most buses and trains. The buses connect with towns around the island. Trains go to Inca san Pablo, Manacor and Marratxi.

The Station Park is behind the station terminal. It offers a landscaped refuge from the hustle and bustle of the square and a children's play park. The square itself is across the road from the station. There are cafes and restaurants and open air terraces and of course, King James.

There is a confluence of streets in the square. Alexandre Roselio Avenue leads to El Corte Ingles, Spain's largest department store. The food market Olivar Market is here. Other streets are La Rambla, Avenida Juan March Avenue, Eusebio Estada Street and San Miguel.

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Plaza de España (Spain Square) on Map

Sight Name: Plaza de España (Spain Square)
Sight Location: Palma de Mallorca, Spain (See walking tours in Palma de Mallorca)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Create Your Own Walk in Palma de Mallorca

Create Your Own Walk in Palma de Mallorca

Creating your own self-guided walk in Palma de Mallorca is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Palma de Mallorca Introduction Walking Tour

Palma de Mallorca Introduction Walking Tour

Before it became a Roman camp, the area called Palma was a Talaiotic settlement, a place of mysterious Bronze age megaliths. Even the Romans were mystified. In time the camps and the stones disappeared and the city of Palma formed.

The Romans were succeeded by Byzantines, pirates and Islamic rulers. The Muslim period extended from 902 to 1229. In December of 1229, after a siege of three months,...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 Km or 1.5 Miles
Historical Buildings Walking Tour

Historical Buildings Walking Tour

Fervent devotees of the past will undoubtedly find Palma de Mallorca's old town quite alluring for a chance to get closer to the island's culture and discover firsthand the unspoiled Mallorca as it once was. Indeed, the historic center of the city is ideal for an acquaintance with the local heritage richly presented in the form of multiple historic buildings.

Some of them, like the...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles