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Palma de Mallorca (6)

Silver Spirit at Palma cruise terminal

The tour bus dropped us off at Palma's cruise terminal, where we got this view of Silver Spirit from the walkway to the pier.

Palma Cruise Terminal

After lunch, we took Silversea's free shuttle bus to the city center.

Palma de Mallorca souvenir shop

On this national holiday, few businesses were open. Even this souvenir shop was locked up tight for May Day.

Palma building with scaffolding

We were familiar with Palma's tourist sights (some of which we'd visited only a few months earlier), so we decided to spend the afternoon walking around the city center before returning to the ship on foot.

We're still wondering what to make of this building façade, which was supported by an elaborate network of scaffolds.

Street with archway in Palma de Mallorca

Our wide-angle lens made these buildings look as if they needed scaffolding, but they seemed sturdy enough in person.

Keep off the grass sign in Palma

We were intrigued by this sign on a lawn in downtown Palma. Does it mean "Keep off the grass" or "No shoes on the grass"?

Bombers sign in Palma de Mallorca

At first, we thought this "US BOMBERS" sighn was a protest against the Strategic Air Command. In reality, it means the equipment behind the hatch is exclusively for the use of bomberos (firefighters).

Junipero Serra statue in Palma de Mallorca

Californians will recognize the name of Junípero Serra ("Juniper Serra" in Catalan). The Franciscan friar who built a string of Roman Catholic missions in California was born on the island of Mallorca, and he's commemmorated by a statue in Palma.

Horse and carriage in Palma

Traffic was light in downtown Palma during Silver Spirit's visit, so this horse and carriage had little competition from automobiles.

Tourists by Palma sign in Palma de Mallorca

As we headed back toward the port, a group of tourists asked if we'd photograph them by the city's "Palma" sign.

Famly in Palma de Mallorca

Yacht for sale in Palma de Mallorca

The walk back to the port took about 45 minutes. Along the way, we passed a family in the yacht marina and--not far away--a boat for sale with a British telephone number on the "For Sale" sign.

Palma Cruise and Ferry Terminal sign

ISLAND ESCAPE and SILVER SPIRIT at Estació Marítima in Palma de Mallorca

After stopping for an ice cream (prices for a cone in Palma are quite reasonable by U.S. or Italian standards), we returned to the Estació Marítima and Silver Spirit.

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Silver Spirit cruise photos by topic:
Embarkation in Lisbon
Departure from Lisbon
Málaga and Alhambra
At sea (ship tour)
Palma de Mallorca
Port Mahon, Menorca
Alghero, Sardinia
Ajaccio, Corsica
Arrival in Monte Carlo

Also see:
Silver Spirit cruise review - Silversea Cruises