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This post provides details about the best free walking tours in Palma de Mallorca, including information about when these services are available and how long each tour will last.


Overview

If you’re planning to visit Palma de Mallorca on vacation, you might want to consider taking a pay-what-you-wish walking tour covering some of the most notable sites in the city.

These are considered free walking tours because you don’t have to pay anything upfront for the experience.

That said, most guests appreciate the service provided by their tour guide enough to give a tip of at least €5-€10.

It is widely believed that these tours end up being some of the best you can take because your tour guide has a vested interest in making sure you have a good time!

Currently, there are multiple companies and guides offering this type of walking tour in Palma de Mallorca, and they cover a variety of locations and subjects.

In addition to the services that offer an introductory look at Palma de Mallorca’s Old Town neighborhood, there are also tours of the Jewish Quarter, the Palma City Walls, and even the haunted history of the city.

If you want to get out of the city for a while, consider heading up north to a historic town named Sóller, as there is also a tour of this area as well!

Tourist Passes

Even if none of the outings on this page are of interest to you, there are still a lot of great ways to save money on other tours of the area.

Turbo Pass Mallorca includes admission or discounts on a lot of great services, including the following:

  • City Sightseeing Bus Tour
  • Sightseeing Boat Tour
  • Palma City Tour
  • Wine Tours
  • And more!

This service also includes admission to dozens of popular and historic attractions in Palma and all around Mallorca.

Look into the Turbo Pass Mallorca for more details about how it works and everything that is included.


Old Town Tours

These pay-what-you-wish walking tours cover some of the most notable historic locations in the Old Town neighborhood of Palma de Mallorca.

While you’re walking around the city and discovering some of its greatest landmarks, your tour guide will provide additional details about the history of the area and tips on excellent restaurants and shops you might want to visit.

Here are a few of the most common sites visited on these tours:

  • Plaza Mayor
  • Plaza de Espana
  • Palma Cathedral
  • Jardines del Obispo
  • Parc de la Mar
  • La Almudaina
  • And more!

If you’re interested in seeing any of these attractions or learning more about them, consider taking one of the following free walking tours in Palma de Mallorca.


Mallorca Free Tour

This company offers a free pay-what-you-want walking tour throughout the Old Town area of Palma de Mallorca.

Their outing lasts for approximately 2 hours, and it’s offered in both English and Spanish. You’ll find this tour group by looking for their orange umbrellas!

You can take this tour daily at 11 am in English and Spanish. If you’re looking for a later tour, it’s also available in Spanish at 19:00 (7 pm) on Monday, Friday, and Saturday.

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Spain Free Tours

Also known as the “Essential Palma” free tour, this outing covers both the history of the city over the course of 2 hours and 30 minutes.

One of the stops on this tour is Mercado de l’Olivar, where you’ll be introduced to some of the best food and market stalls in the city. 

This tour is offered in English at 10:30 am from Friday - Sunday, at 11 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and at 17:30 (5:30 pm) on Fridays and Saturdays. 

You can also take the tour in Spanish at 11 am from Friday - Monday and Wednesday, as well as at 18:00 (6 pm) on Friday and Saturday.

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Free Tour Palma de Mallorca

Although it’s not available as often as other pay-what-you-wish walking tours in the old town area, this is an excellent outing which covers the history of many notable landmarks over the course of approximately 2 hours.

You can enjoy this free walking tour of Palma de Mallorca in English every Wednesday at 11 am.

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Rony’s Tours

If you’re looking for a more personable outing, this tour is led by an independent professional guide who has received excellent reviews for his pay-what-you-want tours.

One of the nice things about this tour of Old Town is that it includes attractions not visited on other outings, such as the Arab Baths, the Santa Clara Convent, and the Basilica of San Francisco.

You can take this 1 hour and 15 minute tour in English every Monday - Thursday and Saturday at 15:00 (3 pm), 17:00 (5 pm), and 19:00 (7 pm).

This tour is also offered in French at 19:30 (7:30 pm) on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

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Alternative Tours

In addition to all the tours of Old Town Palma de Mallorca, there are also several outings which focus on some of the most notable neighborhoods and landmarks throughout the city.

Most of these pay-what-you-wish tours are offered less frequently, so you might want to make plans to book your tickets well ahead of time to avoid missing out.

Currently, the following free alternative tours are free:

  • Palma City Walls
  • Jewish Quarter
  • Sóller

If you’re interested in any of these locations or subjects, consider one of the follow free tours of Palma de Mallorca.


Palma City Walls Tour

Palma de Mallorca is a very old and important city of Spain, and one of its oldest architectural structures is actually the city walls.

During the course of this outing, you can expect to visit and learn about the following locations:

  • Baluard Museum of Modern Art
  • Historic Gates of Palma’s Walls
  • Cathedral of Santa Maria of Mallorca
  • Palma’s Old Fish Market
  • Convent of Santa Clara
  • Plaça de Sant Jeroni
  • Jewish Quarter
  • And more!

This tour is only offered in English on Thursdays at 19:00 (7 pm), and it runs for approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.

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Jewish Quarter Tour

As with many old cities across Europe, there was a neighborhood in Palma de Mallorca where much of the Jewish population of the city once lived.

You can expect this tour of the Jewish Quarter to include stops and discussion of the following locations and historical details:

  • Plaza de Cort
  • Palma Town Hall
  • Monte Sion Church
  • Palma Cathedral
  • Jewish Cultural Influence
  • History of the Xuetes
  • And more!

This pay-what-you-wish walking tour is approximately 2 hours long, and it’s offered every Wednesday at 16:30 (4:30 pm).

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Sóller Walking Tour

This free walking tour covers Sóller, a small and historic town just north of Palma de Mallorca.

If you’re considering taking a day trip to this part of the island, you might want to consider this outing. You can expect to see and learn more about the following sites:

  • Church of Saint Bartomeu
  • House and Moon Street
  • Constitution Square
  • Textile Factory
  • Sóller Oranges
  • Sóller Houses
  • Sóller Gins
  • And more!

You can take this 1 hour and 30 minute tour daily in English at 11 am. Sometimes they also offer this tour at 9:30 am.

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Haunted History of Palma de Mallorca

In addition to all the other outings available in this city, there are also a few companies offering haunted history tours.

If you’re interested in hearing tales of ghosts and potential hauntings, these tours are an excellent way to discover that side of Palma de Mallorca.

Palma de Mallorca after dark. Image source: Pixabay user HEBE-FOTO.

You can expect these haunted tours to cover some of the following historical sites and landmarks:

  • Plaza Mayor
  • Plaza de Espana
  • Sant Nicolau Church
  • Santa Clara Convent
  • Palma Cathedral
  • And more!

If you’re interested in learning about some of the more disturbing or eerie elements of these attractions, consider taking one of these pay-what-you-wish walking tours.


Mallorca Free Tour

Aside from their Old Town walking tour, this company also offers an outing that covers the mysteries and legends of Palma de Mallorca.

This service is presented as less of a haunted history tour and more of a historical introduction to the city which delves into its heritage.

This free tour is approximately 2 hours long, and it’s available in both English and Spanish on Saturday at 19:00 (7 pm).

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Mysteries and Legends of Palma

This tour starts off in Plaza de Espana, and it covers some of the more disturbing history of Palma de Mallorca.

In addition to providing details about the bloody battles fought here, you’ll also hear of a legend regarding a local woman being brought back from the dead!

You can take this 2 hour pay-what-you-wish walking tour in Spanish every Wednesday and Friday at 19:00 (7 pm).

Unfortunately, this outing is not currently available in English.

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About The Author

Stephen Pickhardt

Stephen is the CEO of Free Tours by Foot and has overseen the transformation of a local walking tour company into a global tour community and traveler’s advice platform. He has personally led thousands of group tours in the US and Europe, and is an expert in trip planning and sightseeing, with a focus on budget travelers. Stephen has been published and featured in dozens of publications including The Wall Street Journal, BBC, Yahoo, Washington.org, and more.
Updated: July 15th, 2022
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