THE guided walking tour “Palma Monumental” is the tour which is most in demand by visitors to the Balearic capital who want to go on walking tours of Palma.

The walk is organised by the Institute for Tourist Strategy (Inestur), and goes through the centre of Palma. Some 3'331 people went on this walk between January and July, from a total of 7'552 during the same period divided among nine routes, according to sources from the Municipal Institute for Tourism (Imtur).

Imtur collaborates with Inestur's department for Investment for the improvement of tourism via the running of these visits, some of which run all year round.

After “Palma Monumental”, the “Majorcan Courtyards” tour is the next most popular with 2'132 visitors (2'112 of them in June).
A long way behind these two comes the “History and Legends” walk (a night excursion) with 466 people up to the end of July, the “Jewish district”, with 302 people, “Modernism” with 222, the “Tradition and Modernity” with 190, and the “Capuchinas” with 156.

To all these must be added the “Town and sea” route, which is only available in the month of March and had just 12 visitors, while the “Belenes” and “Jewish Cultural Days” tours have not been offered this year.

By months, the greatest demand for tourist walks through Palma was in July, with a total of 2'748 people. The majority of these were cruise ship passengers. This was followed by June with 1'216 visitors on all the routes (991 on “Palma Monumental”) and May with 1'051. It was January which had the least visitors, recording just 309 people for these excursions. According to Imtur, the days most in demand for these excursions by visitors to Palma are Wednesdays and Thurdays, while the age is around 35 to 40, and most of them are Spanish, followed by the Germans.

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