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Spain is divided into several independent states of which the Balearic Islands are located in the Mediterranean Sea near Barcelona.
The Balearic Islands Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, Formentera, and Cabrera are situated 200 km south of Barcelona off the east coast of Spain.
Mallorca is the largest island covering some 3,640 square km.
The Spanish royal family takes their summer holidays here, so do millions of tourists drawn by the Mediterranean climate and beaches.
Most of Palma de Mallorca's main sights are located within the cathedrals area bounded by the old city walls
These are the Arab quarter; the Palacio de Almudaina and the old trade centre La Lonja now converted into an exhibition centre.
Palma also offers splendid gardens with fountains and the wide promenade the Paseo Marítimo which runs along the whole bay.
Around Palma de Mallorca you will find first class beaches with fine sand and crystal clear waters. Palmas main beach the Playa de Palma is located only 20 metres from our school.
If you prefer Caribbean style beaches Es Trenc is the place, a simply perfect beach surrounded by pine woods.
There are large, bustling resorts where the partying goes on all night in the south, and smaller, quieter coves which are just right for a relaxing holiday in the north.
Palma de Mallorca, the island's capital, has a population of approximately 350.000.
It stretches some 15 km along the coastline, from El Arenal and Palma beach in the east as far as the cosmopolitan districts of Cala Mayor and San Agustin in the west.
Among the most impressive is the graceful Gothic Cathedral La Seu.
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