A visit to Palma de Mallorca - Day 2
We decided to take off for a long weekend in Palma de Mallorca, which was a great decision. I had never been to Mallorca before, and this was a perfect opportunity to check out what Palma had to offer. Next time I want to go back to explore the island further, and not only see Palma.
A few days ago I published the first part of our adventures in Palma, link here. Now it’s time for day 2!
Early bird catches the worm they say, and in this case it was us heading out for an ensaimada hunt. The ensaimada is a typical pastry from Mallorca, and we were told the best ones can be found in C’an Juan de S’aigo.
The place states that it dates back all the way to the 18th century! It’s decorated with antiques and has a very old-school feeling. Amazing cakes are on display, but the real crowd-pleaser is the ensaimada. There were four different varieties, we chose one filled with whipped cream and another one with a vanilla filling. And of course we had to accompany them with hot chocolate too… The ensaimadas were without a doubt the best I’ve ever had. It was all so rich I couldn’t even finish it all!
After our decadent breakfast we decided we had to walk it off. We got lost in the alleyways of Palma and walked along the palm-clad avenues along the port.
The views are gorgeous and since Palma isn’t a particularly large city by any means the pace is calm and slow, just perfect when you’re on vacation.
Before lunch we stumbled upon a newly opened Vermuteria. The place is tiny but has a lot of charm, and perfect for a glass or vermouth before lunch.
We had a lunch reservation at a restaurant close by, the Forn de Sant Joan. We shared a canelón with parmesan and truffle (delicious!), pulpo a la gallega (octopus with potato) and squid with a Japanese-style wasabi sauce. For dessert we shared a white chocolate-yogurt mousse with ice cream and forest fruit. Very tasty!
Obviously we then had to head for a siesta. Very important when you’re on vacation! After the siesta we headed towards Animal Collective, a bar with a long list of craft beers. For dinner we had a reservation at 13%, where we shared a board of cheese and cured meats. They also had many vegetarian and vegan options. My favorite was the dessert, a hazelnut brittle cake.
And that was the end of day 2! I enjoyed Palma but as mentioned I’d love to go back and see more of the island. The city was rather crowded even though it was only May, however I believe this coincided with a long weekend in many other European countries too. There were several places that I would have liked to eat at, but I was just too late with making reservations. One of these places was Patron Lunares, that looks really amazing. But we just have to go back I guess, haha..!