An easy, quiet way of visiting Palma from Cala d’Or is by taking the regular bus (look for the red and yellow posts marked TIB). There is a bus stop right in front of the Inturotel Cala Azul Garden. The bus takes you to the intermodal station in Palma, located in Plaza España (the journey takes around 1 hour 45 minutes).
What to do:
The fact is that Palma is a city with so many things to visit that it is impossible to see everything in a single day. Here is a taster. Don’t miss a stroll alongside the "Parc de la Mar" from where you can see the beautiful, majestic figure of "La Seu", Mallorca’s cathedral. It is well worth going in and visiting the inside, as it is a Gothic jewel with a spectacular rose window. The "Sa Llotja" building and the "Consolat de la Mar" are also extremely beautiful. And it’s always a good idea to lose oneself wandering amongst the streets in the district around the cathedral, with its Jewish quarter, famous for its antique jewellers’ and, if you feel like shopping, the area around the Plaza Mayor is full of temptations. Also not to be missed is a trip to the delicious cafés and bakeries dotted around the centre of the city, like "Can Joan de S’Aigo, "Forn des Teatre", "Can Fresquet", "Bar Bosch"... The "Gran Hotel" is worth a stopover to contemplate the Modernist jewel of its façade, and if you feel like it you can go inside and enjoy a (free) art exhibition. For a second trip, we would recommend: a visit to the "S’Olivar" market (very close to Plaza España), an authentic pleasure for the eyes and the palate, the basis of genuine Mallorcan and by extension, Mediterranean cuisine; Bellver Castle; the "Casal Solleric"; the "Es Baluard" contemporary art museum, or a trip to the Lonja or fish exchange when the fishing boats arrive...