Palma is a key city on the island of Majorca. Founded prior to the birth of Christ, it is an area rich in history and legend, including long traditions of piracy and conquest by various groups. In the center of town one can wander and discover narrow streets drawn between ancient buildings. Follow these roads and you will find yourself drawn to the royal palace or the town s ancient cathedral. Other notable attractions within the city include the Cathedral of Mallorca, the 10th century Arab baths and Bellver Castle, the site of the city s history museum. Local legends circulate throughout the city including the one of the Dragon of Na Coca, the story of the hunchback and Na Joana and of course the Conde Mal whose ghost is said to haunt a local nature reserve. Just ask any of the locals and they ll be happy to share what they know. Shopping districts, both modern and through the ancient streets provide ample entertainment for those wishing to browse or buy. If you haven t experienced street markets in Spain this is an ideal place, both for their variety of goods and the streets performers who tend towards these areas in the summer season. For those who like to explore, there are many places to visit just a short distance away that can take you through caves, an Inca market and mountain villages. The nightlife here is also prominent as visitors and residents take in discos or neon lit all night bars. Concerts, theatre, ballets and plays are regular occurrences for those who prefer more scheduled entertainment. Cultural festivals are a great way to become immersed in local traditions and since they are frequent it shouldn t be hard to find one to coincide with your travel plans. Holy Week is certainly one of the largest, as is the Fiesta of Sant Sebastia, the patron saint of the city.