Discover the historic neighbourhood of El Terreno
Between Palma’s Paseo Marítimo (promenade) and Bellver Castle
Joe's Gomila Boutique Hotel
The capital of Mallorca is, without a doubt, a city full of history and places to discover. Our Joe’s Gomila boutique hotel is located in the neighbourhood of El Terreno, in the middle of Plaza Gomila, home to 1960's Mediterranean glamour. Plaza Gomila was a meeting point of writers, professionals, politicians, actors, artists, socialites and all types of celebrities from all corners of the world. A square with a great deal of history and tradition in the capital of Mallorca and just five minutes’ walk from the Paseo Marítimo.
Staying in Palma de Mallorca is the perfect option for those who want to discover the beautiful city of Palma, combining it with moments of relaxation enjoying the best beaches. Strolling through its streets is meandering around neighbourhoods full of history. In addition to the famous Palma Cathedral, there are wonderful spots that you must see. Keep reading to discover a little bit of history about the neighbourhood of “El Terreno” and the essential places to visit in the city and its surroundings.
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El Terreno is a small residential and tourist area which belongs to the “Ponent” district, the western part of the city of Palma.
The original El Terreno emerged as a summer area for Palma’s bourgeoisie at the end of the 19th century- beginning of the 20th century. This area is favoured for the fact its land slopes towards the sea, providing beautiful views of the sea from the houses, as well as the surroundings: the sea on one side and Bellver Forest on the other.
At the end of the 19th century, the Gomila family build a holiday home there. The Gomilas decided to give a space belonging to their plot to the Town hall. This gift enabled them to build a “Bornet” for adults to enjoy. This new space was known as “Sa Placeta”, which is today’s Plaza Gomila, where you can find Joe’s Gomila Boutique Hotel.
Palma’s Paseo Marítimo is an ideal place to stroll by the sea while you watch the spectacular boats situated in the famous Port of Palma. Moreover, it is surrounded by various restaurants, bars and ice cream parlours where you will be able to sit for a rest and cool down.
As this is an excellent place of leisure, you will find plenty of nightclubs on the Paseo Marítimo where you can enjoy the atmosphere and nightlife of Mallorca.
The majestic Bellver Castle is undoubtedly a unique building which is full of history. The main entrance to the castle is located 50 metres from Joe’s Gomila Boutique Hotel and the castle is 650 metres from Palma. From the hotel, you can take a short trip to the castle via the forest paths that surround it. You can also visit the Chapel of San Alonso Rodríguez on the way to the Castle.
From Bellver Castle, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the bay of Palma, the Tramuntana mountain range and the Plains of Mallorca. In fact, its names comes from ancient Catalan “Bell veer”, which refers to the good view you can get from here.
This castle was ordered to be built at the beginning of the 16th century by Jaime II. With its circular shape, it is unique in Spain and rare throughout the rest of the world.
This place was created to fulfil the wish of Joan Miró, of founding a cultural and artistic space in Mallorca. Situated in Palma, you will be able to find more than 6000 works by the artist. Among them, you will be able to admire paintings, sculptures, drawings, sketches and other documents.
Situated next to Miró’s private residence, you can visit his workshops. Here, he created a large number of his extraordinary works which are world famous. Surrounded by gardens and nature, it is a place with an atmosphere that will bamboozle you.
Santa Catalina Market is located in one of today's most cosmopolitan areas. It is just a few minutes’ walk from Joe's Gomila Boutique Hotel. It is a place with a special charm where, apart from buying high quality foods, you will also find a spectacular atmosphere. You must visit this place.
Open from 7.00 until 17.00 each day, except Sundays, this market will surprise you with top quality foods and products.
The Cathedral- Basilica of Santa Maria, better known as Palma Cathedral, is the most famous historic monument in Mallorca. With a Gothic style, situated by the sea and over Palma’s city walls, it is undoubtedly an authentic jewel.
Its construction began in 1310, and since then it has undergone renovations and new spaces have been created. A spectacular example is the mural that was created between 2001 and 2006 by the famous artist Miguel Barceló, also author of the painting of the chapel at the United Nations headquarters in Brussels, among other works.
Meandering through Palma's Old Town is a must for all visitors to the island. Gothic churches and buildings from different centuries make the winding streets of Palma unique. The “Clastras”, typical Mallorcan patios, are also a famous and common feature of buildings in this area of the city.
In addition, wandering around Palma’s old down, you will be able to enjoy the city walls of Palma, some of which is still intact. You will also find the famous Arab baths, a place steeped in history which you will no doubt love.
Mallorca has a variety of beaches and coves. On the outskirts of Palma, you can find sandy beaches such as Es Trenc or Playa de Muro, or stony coves like Cala Deià or Sa Calobra. Close to Palma you will also find different beaches and coves that are equally spectacular.
Can Pere Antoni beach is the closest, located within the city of Palma. Ses Illetes, Cala Mayor or Playa de Palma are situated just a few kilometres from Palma and are simply beautiful. Sandy beaches with crystal clear waters and a variety of services which are perfect for relaxing under the sun.
"In addition to a few unforgettable days at our Joe's Gomila Boutique Hotel, the best souvenir you can take home from your stay in Mallorca is genuine local crafts, made on the island.
Siurells, typical Mallorcan figurines made and painted by hand, or different craft pieces made with “Llata” or palm wood, including sombreros, baskets or even lamps.
They are undoubtedly unique souvenirs from Mallorca that will remind you of us once you return home.
Here we give you some links of places that we recommend you visit during your stay on the island and where you will be able to buy crafts:
- Ca Mado Bet dels Siurells
- Artesanía La Palma"
Handicrafts La Palma
"From Joe’s Gomila, you will be able to visit the main points of interest of the city of Palma and relax on its idyllic beaches.
Here we list these points of interest and their distances from our Boutique Hotel.
100 metres from Palma’s Paseo Marítimo (promenade)
50 metres from the main entrance of Bellver Castle
1.4 Km from Porto Pi Shopping Centre
2.8 Km from San Carlos Castle
3.2 Km from the Miró Foundation
2.5 Km from Palma’s Real Club Náutico (Royal Sailing Club)
3.7 Km from Palma Cathedral
3.8 Km from Can Pere Antoni beach
1.5 Km from the district of Santa Catalina
5.2 km from Portixol
1.2 Km from Mallorca airport
24.5 Km from Valldemosa
25.4 Km from Andratx
34.3 Km from Deiá
30.2 Km from Soller
If you need information about any other part of the island, we will be delighted to provide you with the details you need."