The 6 best free tours in Palma de Mallorca

One of the best ways to get to know the capital of Mallorca, especially if you don’t have much time, is through a free tour in Palma de Mallorca, which means taking a free guided tour led by a local guide.

Thanks to this type of guided walking tours, you will discover the most important areas of Palma, as well as learning about historical facts and curiosities that would be missed if you visited the city on your own. All this from the hand of an expert, in an entertaining and economical way. What else can you ask for?

Views of the city of Palma
Views of the city of Palma

Palma de Mallorca, the capital of the island and the archipelago

Palma, or Palma de Mallorca, is the capital of the island and the archipelago and an essential visit to see in Mallorca to get to know the essence of the island.

馃摑 Here you can consult the complete guide with all the information about Palma de Mallorca.

Although we know that you are thinking about all the beaches and coves you want to visit, we recommend that you do not overlook the capital and that you dedicate some time to it during your holiday.

To get to know all its must-see places and enjoy the best experiences it has to offer, ideally, you should spend at least a full day in the capital, but if you’ve only come for a weekend getaway to Mallorca or you have organised a very tight route, you can book one of the free tours in Palma de Mallorca that we suggest and get to know the must-see places in just two hours.

馃啌 Here you can check all the available free tours in Palma de Mallorca. Enter your dates in the calendar and the amount of people you will be and book your guided tour on the spot, completely free of charge.

The 6 best free tours in Palma de Mallorca

Do you want to know the best free guided tours in Palma de Mallorca? We tell you which are our favourites and how to book your walking tour!

Free tour in Palma de Mallorca

This free tours in Palma de Mallorca is the best-known and, consequently, the most frequently booked free guided walking tour in Palma, as with it you will discover the cultural richness of the Balearic capital through the Roman Palma, the Arab medina Al-Mayurqa and the Medieval Civta de Mallorques.

鈿狅笍 We recommend that you book your free tour in Palma de Mallorca as soon as possible, as being the most popular and having zero cost, it could be difficult to get a place in high season. You can cancel for free at any time. Don’t take the risk!

The free tour in Palma de Mallorca begins in Plaza de Espa帽a, the nerve centre of the city from where you will embark on a route that will allow you to discover the influence of Romans, Muslims, Jews and Christians on the history, culture and wealth of the city’s monuments.

During the walk you will come across the most important gothic structure on the island, the Mallorca Cathedral, which is located right next to the Almudaina Royal Palace (Palacio Real de la Almudaina), an ancient walled enclosure surrounded by gardens, which was the residence of the kings of Mallorca and, later, of viceroys and governors during the 13th and 14th centuries.

Strolling through the old town, you will see the traditional Mallorcan courtyards, witnesses to the glory days of the city’s nobility, which will leave you speechless. Undoubtedly one of the must-sees during your visit to the capital!

You will also approach plaza de Cort, where it is located the Ayuntamiento de Palma (Palma Town Hall), and from there you will go deep into the heart of the alijama – the old Jewish quarter – to learn about the importance of this social group and its influence on the current way of life of Mallorcans.

In addition, this free 2-hour visit will allow you to discover the secrets of the capital of Mallorca, the “main island”, as the Romans called it. Without a doubt, the most complete itinerary if you are considering which free tour in Palma de Mallorca to book.

Duration: 2h.
Language: you can book this tour in English or Spanish.
Score of this free tour: 9,3/10.

Palma waterfront free tour

On this Palma waterfront free tour you will discover the link between the capital of Mallorca and the Balearic Islands and the Mediterranean Sea, passing by iconic places such as La Lonja (fish market) and the Cathedral of Mallorca.

First of all, you will take a walk through Santa Catalina and Es Jonquet, Palma’s main seafaring neighbourhoods and trendiest areas of the capital, to continue your route passing by some of the most emblematic monuments that are most closely linked to the city’s maritime history: the chapel of San Telmo, the Baluarte de San Pedro, the Lonja de Palma and the statue of Captain Antonio Barcel贸.

Strolling through Parque del Mar, you will have the best view of the Royal Palace of La Almudaina and the Cathedral of Santa Maria before finishing with a walk through the neighbourhood of La Calatrava and the beach of Can Pere Antoni.

A different kind of free tour in Palma de Mallorca, the most recent addition to the list and which, for the moment, has accumulated a score of over 9.5 out of 10.

Duration: 2h 30m.
Language: you can book this tour in English or Spanish.
Score of this free tour: 9,6/10.

Free walking tour of the Palma City Walls

If you are passionate about history and want to know more about what life was like in the capital of Mallorca during the Middle Ages, this Free walking tour of the Palma City Walls will win you over.

Starting from the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Es Baluard, you will pass through the ancient gates of the walled city, towers and other ancient buildings such as “La Lonja” of Palma, the King’s Gardens, an Andalusian-style medieval orchard; and the Cathedral of Santa Maria de Mallorca, which we recommend you to discover later with this guided tour.

Did you know that Roman ruins and the remains of a mosque have been found in this area? The local guide will tell you how the city has developed around the cathedral and will travel with you back to the Renaissance, showing you the Portella, one of the entrances that have survived intact until today, and the residence of the Count Mal, recognisable by its tower.

Other sights in the area include the Arab baths, the Convent of Santa Clara, the church of Montisi贸n (the old synagogue), the “Call” and the square of San Jer贸nimo, all of them places steeped in history.

The Free walking tour of the Palma City Walls ends at the Prince’s Bastion, which was used in the past to defend the capital. Without a doubt, this is one of the most complete and worthwhile free tours of Palma.

Duration: 2h 30m.
Language: you can book this tour in English or Spanish.
Score of this free tour: 9,4/10.

Palma Jewish quarter free guided tour

Palma, as an important medieval city, had its own Jewish quarter – known as the “Call Mayor” – which formed a kind of independent walled city with its own entrances to its interior.

Although the Jewish quarter was unfortunately razed and burnt to the ground, small elements remain that help us to breathe in the aroma of the “Call”. On the Palma Jewish quarter free guided tour, you will discover what life was like for the Jewish population in Palma and the cultural legacy that is still preserved today.

Duration: 2h.
Language: you can book this tour in English or Spanish.
Score of this free tour: 9,2/10.

Mysteries and Legends Free Tour of Palma

Palma is transformed at sunset, which is why it is well worth booking this free tour of the mysteries and legends of the capital, which takes place at 6pm and 7pm.

This free guided tour starts in the central Plaza de Espa帽a, the heart of the Balearic capital. There, the guide will give you an insight into the history of Medina Mayurca, as the city was called in the Muslim era. Until the reconquest, many battles were fought, which will be explained during this free tour. The unexpected end result will leave you speechless! We can’t tell you more… you have to discover it for yourself 馃挋.

Nearby are the Diocesan Museum and the Convent of Santa Clara, where the legend says that the astonishing awakening of a deceased Mallorcan lady took place. This story of a “living dead” still raises many discussions, despite the passing of the centuries.

Finally, you will go to “La Seu”, ending the mysteries and legends free tour of Palma after two hours.

Duration: 2h.
Language: you can book this tour in English or Spanish.
Score of this free tour: 9/10.

Three cultures of Palma free tour

On the Three cultures of Palma free tour you will follow the footprints left by the three main cultures that populated Palma: Muslims, Jews and Christians.

Starting from the statue of the Slinger (Est脿tua des Foner) in the port of Mallorca, you will begin this guided tour where you will discover Palma’s medieval past, reviewing the historical evolution of the capital next to the Royal Palace of La Almudaina and the Cathedral of Santa Maria.

Then, you will stroll through the old Call, Palma’s Jewish quarter, to the Montision Church, built on the site of the capital’s old synagogue.

Finally, you will culminate this free two-hour tour with magnificent panoramic views of the bay of Palma, at the Baluart des Pr铆ncep.

Duration: 2h.
Language: you can book this tour in English, Spanish or French.
Score of this free tour: 9/10.

How does a free tour work?

The free tours in Palma de Mallorca, as in other cities and towns, do not have a fixed price, but at the end of the tour, each person gives the local guide the amount or tip that he or she considers according to his or her satisfaction.

Booking is free, as is cancelling or not attending (if so, we ask you to cancel your booking so that the guide is not waiting for you) and there is no obligation to leave money at the end of the tour. Even so, we should bear in mind that the service offered by the local guide is equal to or better than what you can get on a paid tour, so it is usual to compensate this expert for his or her time and knowledge.

There is no stipulated price. Some people don’t leave anything, others leave even 鈧50, but the average and ideal is usually around 鈧10 per adult.

Other free tours in Mallorca

In addition to a free tour in Palma de Mallorca, you can book and take a free guided tour if you are visiting other towns on the island. Here are some suggestions!

We hope you find this article of the 6 best free tours in Palma de Mallorca useful to help you plan your trip to Mallorca. Let us know! Are you going to book one of the guided tours we propose? We will be happy to read you and help you with any questions you may have!

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