The city of Palma

The city of Palma.


I was interested to read yesterday that Palma is one of the city´s with the lowest quality of life in Spain. Only Madrid and Barcelona come first. The survey says that the city has a traffic conjestion problem and it is overcrowded. I must admit I think the survey is complete nonsense. Five years ago Palma was voted the best place in the world to live by the Sunday Times and it continues to attract people from across the globe.

Owning a property in Palma is the dream one many people and for this reason property prices are so high. Yes, during the summer months Palma is overcrowded because it is a tourist capital. Before the outbreak of the pandemic the Balearic government was planning to introduce legislation which would reduce the number of giant cruise ships visiting Palma in an effort to ease overcrowding.

I would also say that the work of successive councils has meant that the city has become even nicer than it was. Obviously Palma has faults like all cities but overall I would say that itis a great place to work and live. My one complaint is that the city council and the Balearic government should allow shops to open when they want rather than when the local government dictates.

Only shops in a certain areas of the city are allowed to open on Sunday but this should be extended to the whole city. I love Palma and to be honest, I do not believe that this sort of criticism is fair. I will continue to enjoy the city whatever any survey has to say.


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Gabriel / Hace 9 months

Lovely place to live, but you speak from the perspective of a millionaire. 'owning a property'. Most youngsters live with their parents till their late 20s, until they get married, because they can't afford spending half their salary on rent. Or three or four share an apartment. 'Owning a property'... Come down to earth...


Johno / Hace 9 months

I was surprised to read that Palma is supposedly a good place to live? As a regular visitor and Majorca property owner I have noticed that Palma has gone downhill very quickly in the last 5 years. The Paseo Maratimo has become scary and very sinister especially say after 10pm in the evenings and not helped by dubious bars and massage establishments in the vicinity. We took some UK friends to do some Christmas shopping in the centre and we we’re appalled at all the graffiti on the shutters of the shops as well as rubbish everywhere. Not a pleasant experience so for us Palma gets the thumbs down unless it cleans itself up in ever aspect and visitors can feel safe walking around. Compared to London, Palma feels and looks very third world.