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Review of Placa Major

Reviewed August 31, 2013

Had I not read the historical information about Place Major I would have no idea what its significance is to Palma. Today it is a large enclosed central square with one or two shops and an overabundance of average restaurants at the ground level. Sometimes there are crowds of people there, sometimes it is almost empty. If you spend time in the center of Palma, you will encounter Placa Major. It lacks ambience!

Thank Lois T
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

I was quite disappointed by the atmosphere and range of restaurants/shops. The tourist traps are dominating this square which in itself would make for a nice genuine Mallorcan old town feel. The waiters of most restaurants on the square insistently try to talk you into sitting down, waving about with their English and German menus. Not impressed.

Thank a-zonemaastricht
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Its a square where the anchor site is Burger King I probably shouldn't have to write more after that.

It does lead to the shopping streets and Basilica de Sant Francesc though.

Thank Brian I
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

All routes through the old town of Palma inevitably take you through the Placa Major. The Placa opens out to an attractive square with lovely apartments, street entertainers and market stalls but wouldn't be on my list of places to linger . It is well worth a few minutes to admire the view and take in the atmosphere but beyond that there are far more interesting things to see and do as you continue your journey through the old town

1  Thank Geoff M
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Inevitably, every walk through the old town, seems to take you via Placa Major! There is a small craft market in the square most days, tons of street entertainers - some good, some bad! Lots of places for a drink, food, or just an ice cream. You can also access the shopping mall below the square via the escalators where you will find a small supermarket. This supermarket is a great place to stock up on beer, wine, water etc where the prices are so low you will think the price tags are wrong! No tourist rip off in this shop.

Yes, the square could do with a makeover - but it is still worth a visit.

Thank Carolyn111_12
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