Palma’s traditional bakeries. Historical and gastronomic tour

PALMA’S TRADITIONAL BAKERIES

PALMA’S TRADITIONAL BAKERIES

The best tour to discover Mallorca’s most ancestral pastries

The best tour to discover Mallorca’s most ancestral pastries

4 hours

Up to 10

Walking tour

Gastronomic and historical tour

Accessible

Description

If you are looking for something completely different to do in Mallorca, away from crowded beaches and tourist areas, this is the tour you are looking for without a hesitation!

You have never probably thought the city of Palma is a place highly rich in traditional pastries. Some of these Mallorcan recipes appeared more than 1.500 years ago and we are still keeping the original way of cooking them like a treasure we must leave to the generations to come.

Itinerary

We will start our walk in the lower side of town, which is an area barely explored by visitors, by the way. Here I will show you the highlights of this neighborhood as I tell you about the most important historical facts connected to them. We will explore the unknown alleys of this Palma’s lower side and we will be stopping at two bakeries to taste two different kinds of pastries (a salty one and a sweet one). You will be able to ask the owners about the ingredients, the origin of the recipe and how they make it.

Immediately after this we will move to the upper side of town. There I will take you to where the main monuments are as I tell you about all sorts of Mallorcan historical characters and how they influenced our society. We will also stroll through aristocratic streets with stunning mansions so tall they shade the whole block. To finish the tour we will stop at two more bakeries where, once again, we will have the chance to taste two more different and delicious pastries (a sweet one and a salty one).

Description

If you are looking for something completely different to do in Mallorca, away from crowded beaches and tourist areas, this is the tour you are looking for without a hesitation!

You have never probably thought the city of Palma is a place highly rich in traditional pastries. Some of these Mallorcan recipes appeared more than 1.500 years ago and we are still keeping the original way of cooking them like a treasure we must leave to the generations to come.

Itinerary

We will start our walk in the lower side of town, which is an area barely explored by visitors, by the way. Here I will show you the highlights of this neighborhood as I tell you about the most important historical facts connected to them. We will explore the unknown alleys of this Palma’s lower side and we will be stopping at two bakeries to taste two different kinds of pastries (a salty one and a sweet one). You will be able to ask the owners about the ingredients, the origin of the recipe and how they make it.

Immediately after this we will move to the upper side of town. There I will take you to where the main monuments are as I tell you about all sorts of Mallorcan historical characters and how they influenced our society. We will also stroll through aristocratic streets with stunning mansions so tall they shade the whole block. To finish the tour we will stop at two more bakeries where, once again, we will have the chance to taste two more different and delicious pastries (a sweet one and a salty one).

What to know

» The lenght of this tour is 4 hours.

» Up to 10 participants.

» This is a walking tour.

» This is a private and gastronomic-historical tour.

» It is a family and weelchair friendly tour.

Meeting point

» Either your hotel, as long as it is located in Palma’s Old Quarter, or Parc de la Mar if you come by cruise ship. The port is not a meeting location for this tour.

You need to take the shuttle bus from the cruise ship to the city center. There are several bus companies that offer the shuttle service; you will find them inmediately as you debark. The buses that offer this service have a board on the windshield that says “shuttle” alongside the name of your cruiseship. The shuttle bus leaves you next to a breakwater called Escollera. Once you get off the bus, you walk towards the Cathedral (the Cathedral is really huge and it will be in front of you as you get off the shuttle, so there is no way you miss it). Then, you cross the motorway by the pedestrian light and… this is it! The esplanade with an artificial lake you will see before you is Parc de la Mar. You will see your tour guide holding either a tablet or a clipboard with your name on it.

Important

» The bakeries we will stop by on this tour can vary depending on the time and day you have booked the activity.

» Please, remember to inform Mallorca Cultural Tours in case of food allergies or intolerance to gluten.

» Please, remember to inform Mallorca Cultural Tours in case there are members in the group that use a wheelchair. If you use a wheelchair you must be able to get in and out of the car. 

Languages

» English, Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan.

What’s included

» Guiding services delivered by a local and licensed tour guide.

» Gastronomic experience.

The gastronomic experience includes:
– meat pie (savory and sweet)
– vegetable pie (savory)
– aristocratic dessert (sweet)
– lardy cake (sweet)
– sponge cake (sweet)
– custard cake (sweet)

Please, check tour’s important information.

What’s not included

» Personal expenses, drinks or extra meals.

What to know

» The lenght of this tour is 4 hours.

» Up to 10 participants.

» This is a walking tour.

» This is a private and gastronomic-historical tour.

» It is a family and weelchair friendly tour.

Important

» The bakeries we will stop by on this tour can vary depending on the time and day you have booked the activity.

» Please, remember to inform Mallorca Cultural Tours in case of food allergies or intolerance to gluten.

» Please, remember to inform Mallorca Cultural Tours in case there are members in the group that use a wheelchair. If you use a wheelchair you must be able to get in and out of the car. 

Meeting point

» Either your hotel, as long as it is located in Palma’s Old Quarter, or Parc de la Mar if you come by cruise ship. The port is not a meeting location for this tour.

You need to take the shuttle bus from the cruise ship to the city center. There are several bus companies that offer the shuttle service; you will find them inmediately as you debark. The buses that offer this service have a board on the windshield that says “shuttle” alongside the name of your cruiseship. The shuttle bus leaves you next to a breakwater called Escollera. Once you get off the bus, you walk towards the Cathedral (the Cathedral is really huge and it will be in front of you as you get off the shuttle, so there is no way you miss it). Then, you cross the motorway by the pedestrian light and… this is it! The esplanade with an artificial lake you will see before you is Parc de la Mar. You will see your tour guide holding either a tablet or a clipboard with your name on it.

What’s included

» Guiding services delivered by a local and licensed tour guide.

» Gastronomic experience.

The gastronomic experience includes:
– meat pie (savory and sweet)
– vegetable pie (savory)
– aristocratic dessert (sweet)
– lardy cake (sweet)
– sponge cake (sweet)
– custard cake (sweet)

Please, check tour’s important information.

What’s not included

» Personal expenses like drinks, meals or
souvenirs.

Languages

» English, Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan.

MTWTFSS
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
Available
Booked
Changeover

Check Mallorca Cultural Tours’ availability and start planning your trip to the island.

Check Mallorca Cultural Tours’ availability and start planning your trip to the island.

MTWTFSS
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
Available
Booked
Changeover

Other experiences await!

Palma through history

Eat like a local

Deluge. 1403