Palaces and Patios: Discover Palma's alternative history on a walking audio tour

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Location: Palma, Balearic Islands
Category: Walking & Bike Tours
Duration: 60.0 - 75.0 minutes
Trip difficulty: Easy
Max Group Size:
Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/Madrid
Highlights Hearing about why the hand of a lover and thief was exhibited on a stake for over a century
The place where knights used to gather for tournaments
The story of a nobleman blinded by pride who was finally taught a lesson.
Hearing about the weapon of choice for Palma’s first inhabitants
Discovering hidden courtyards in picturesque back alleys
Viewing the opulence of Palma’s oldest and grandest hotel
Discover ancient palaces, churches and hidden patios on a stroll through Palma
Palma is a city bursting with ancient history and modern culture. Take a walk with Sandra, a longtime resident, to find out what stories and anecdotes its streets have to tell. 

Starting in the majestic Parc de la Mar, you’ll trace the path of history from the ancient Talayotic culture through the Spanish Inquisition and the elegance of old Palma to end the walk in the vibrant Plaça de Cort. Along the way, you’ll explore the city’s churches, bars and gorgeous courtyards.

The tour is ready whenever you are. It plays audio automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smart phone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline. Start the tour in the app, put your phone in your pocket, and let Sandra direct you through the streets.

The total walking distance is 2km and takes about an hour without stopping, but you can pause anytime! There are lots of bars and restaurants along the way for a quick stop – or a long one!

Commentary English: Audio
Included Lifetime access to this self-guided tour in English
VoiceMap App for Android and iOS
Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
Excluded Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
Smartphone and headphones
Food and drink
Know before you book This is a self-guided audio tour.
Entrance fees to all attractions mentioned on the tour are excluded from the price.
Know before you go Install the VoiceMap app beforehand and use the code included with your ticket to download the tour.
Remember your headphones, unless you've booked a driving tour.
Charge your phone's battery. The way VoiceMap uses GPS to play audio automatically can be battery intensive.
Additional Information
Not wheelchair accessible
Required to bring: Valid Passport
Required to bring: Valid Passport
  1. All of VoiceMap's audio tours are self-guided and users must bring their own smartphone and headphones to take the tour. We urge all our users to wear facemasks and carry hand sanitizer with them to ensure they're own protection and the protection of others.

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Booking Cut-off No booking cut-off applies
Valid From date booked


Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 39.5652301, 2.6502604
Address: Palma, Illes Balears
Start Location Notes Palma, Illes Balears
End Location Address Plaça de Cort, Plaça de Cort, Palma, Islas Baleares, 07001
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 39.5696207, 2.6498023
Address: Plaça de Cort, Plaça de Cort, Palma, Islas Baleares, 07001
Start Location Notes Palma, Illes Balears
End Location Address Plaça de Cort, Plaça de Cort, Palma, Islas Baleares, 07001


Cancellation Policy: none
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund


Adult 7-99 years $5.00 Available on request


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1. Install VoiceMap from the Apple App Store or Google Play
2. Create an account
3. Select Tour Codes from the menu, then select Enter Codes
4. Enter the code PALM4871 then select Download Now

Please download the tour onto the VoiceMap app and charge your phone before you go. Remember to bring your own headphones. If the tour takes more than a few minutes to download, please stop the download, go to Account, select Purchased and try to download the tour from there. If you still experience issues, please contact us on [email protected]

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Redemption Tickets will be held at the box office