The Emperor Charles meets Palma

THE EMPEROR CHARLES MEETS PALMA

THE EMPEROR CHARLES MEETS PALMA

Discover why the man called “The Caesar” came to Palma. We will trace the very same steps of the monarch in town

Discover why the man called “The Caesar” came to Palma. We will trace the very same steps of the monarch in town

3 hours

Up to 10

Walking tour

Accessible

Description

Charles of the House Habsburg was the King of Spain and the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire in the 16th century. He was the most powerful man of his time and not many governors in history have ruled over as such a vast territory as he did. However, people nowadays barely know the Emperor paid a visit to our island in 1541.

Itinerary

We will reproduce precisely the official reception given to the Emperor Charles in the year 1541 by the citizens of Palma, according to the chronicles. We will start at the city’s port and we will end nearby the Cathedral. I am not giving you any more details about this tour since I want you to feel exactly the same way the Emperor did when he stepped on Palma’s soil for the first time.

Let me amaze you with an epic story full of hilarious moments. The only thing I can tell you in advance is we will be passing by some of the main monuments in town: the Merchant Guild’s Headquarters, the Born’s Promenade, the Despuig’s mansion, the parish church of Saint Nicholas, Palma’s Town Hall, the Insular Council, the Balearic Parliament, the Palace of the Almudaina and the Cathedral.

Description

Charles of the House Habsburg was the King of Spain and the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire in the 16th century. He was the most powerful man of his time and not many governors in history have ruled over as such a vast territory as he did. However, people nowadays barely know the Emperor paid a visit to our island in 1541.

Itinerary

We will reproduce precisely the official reception given to the Emperor Charles in the year 1541 by the citizens of Palma, according to the chronicles. We will start at the city’s port and we will end nearby the Cathedral. I am not giving you any more details about this tour since I want you to feel exactly the same way the Emperor did when he stepped on Palma’s soil for the first time.

Let me amaze you with an epic story full of hilarious moments. The only thing I can tell you in advance is we will be passing by some of the main monuments in town: the Merchant Guild’s Headquarters, the Born’s Promenade, the Despuig’s mansion, the parish church of Saint Nicholas, Palma’s Town Hall, the Insular Council, the Balearic Parliament, the Palace of the Almudaina and the Cathedral.

What travellers said about this tour

5/5
We had a wonderful visit in Palma. We have learnt a lot of new historical details in spite of numerous previous visits. Albert is a very pleasant, enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. His tour Emperor Charles meets Palma is very different and original. It is a definite must for anyone looking for something special to do in Palma instead of the more touristy stuff. Albert was very informative and the tour really made the Emperor Charles come alive. Highly recommended tour!
Louise Voyer
Canada

What to know

» The lenght of the tour is 3 hours.

» Up to 10 participants.

» This is a walking tour.

» This is a private and historical tour.

» It is a family and weelchair friendly tour.

Languages

» English, Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan.

Important

» 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.

What’s not included

» Personal expenses like drinks, meals or
souvenirs.

What to know

» The lenght of the tour is 3 hours.

» Up to 10 participants.

» This is a walking tour.

» This is a private and historical tour.

» It is a family and weelchair friendly tour.

Important

» 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.

What’s not included

» Personal expenses like drinks, meals or
souvenirs.

Languages

» English, Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan.

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