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Cheap flights to Balearic Islands

The Balearic Islands, officially Illes Balears in Catalan and Islas Baleares in Spanish, are an archipelago off the coast of Spain, in the western Mediterranean Sea. It is an autonomous community and a province of Spain. The archipelago consists of the four main islands of Majorca (Mallorca), Minorca (Menorca), Eivissa (Ibiza), and Formentera, and several minor islands and islets. The four major islands are all popular tourist destinations. The capital and largest city Palma de Mallorca is located on the south coast of the island Majorca.

 

What to see & do

Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma - The Palma Cathedral, commonly referred to as Las Seu, is a Gothic Roman Catholic cathedral in Palma de Mallorca. It is located on the former citadel of the old city of Palma, overlooking the Parc de la Mar and the Mediterranean Sea. The cathedral is 121 metres long, 55 metres wide, and 44 metres tall.

Cuevas del Drach - Cuevas del Drach, or the Caves of Drach, are four great caves in Majorca: Black Cave, White Cave, Cave of Luis Salvador, and Cave of the French. The four caves are connected to each other and extend to a depth of 25 metres, reaching 2.4 kilometres in length. It is one of the primary attractions on Majorca, and visits to the caves end with a short classical concert performed by four musicians on a boat.

Es Baluard - Es Baluard, located in Palma de Mallorca, is the city's Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. Its collections are focused mainly on contemporary art by Balearic artists or by artists who are related to the Balearic Islands in a way. The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions featuring international artists.

 

How to get around within Balearic Islands

Public transport in Palma de Mallorca is in the form of local buses and trains. The buses cover the centre of the city and a good amount of beaches. A particular bus, the Palma City Sightseeing bus, provides good coverage of tourist attractions and major shopping centres. The centre can also be navigated on foot. For inter-island travel, there are flights from Palma de Mallorca to Maó or Ibiza, but there are no direct flights between the latter two.

 

How to get there

The major airport serving the islands is Palma de Mallorca Airport, also known as Son Sant Joan Airport or Aeroport de Son Sant Joan. It is situated eight kilometres east of Palma de Mallorca, and is the third largest airport in Spain. The airport has daily connections to and from many European cities. Some of the airlines that offer the most connections, both international and domestic, are Air Berlin, Air Europa, Iberia, Ryanair, Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airways, TUlfly Nordic, and Vueling. Departure flights to Palma de Mallorca are available from various European cities, including London, Barcelona, Berlin, Bremen, Brussels, Cologne, Helsinki, Oslo, Stockholm, Moscow, and Munich.

There are also airports in Ibiza and Mahón. Ibiza Airport handles 95% of the passengers arriving and departing the islands of Ibiza and Formentera, and is located seven kilometres southwest of Ibiza Town. It has year-round domestic services and several summer seasonal routes between the islands and cities in Europe. Regular international flights to Ibiza Airport come from London. Mahón Airport, or Menorca Airport, is located 4.5 kilometres southwest of Mahón. It is situated on the island of Minorca and operates mostly seasonal flights. Travel Service Airlines has flights from Bratislava and Monarch Airlines handles flights from London, while Vueling handles flights from Barcelona and Santiago de Compostela. 

Flights to Balearic Islands

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