Palma, or Palma de Mallorca to use its full name, is the biggest city on Mallorca and is located on the southwest corner of the island. Since the 1950s the island has become a hugely popular tourist destination, especially with German and British people. Mallorca is the largest of four islands off the east coast of Spain known as the Balearic Islands.
The island has played an important part in the history of the region.
- Mallorca derives from the Latin ‘insula maior’ meaning ‘larger island’
- The island has been often invaded, King James I of Aragon invaded with 15,000 men in 1229!