The Eagles nest is a cute one bedroom apartment perched way up in the clouds with two very large wrap around terraces -the west facing one looks down over a leafy park and the south facing terrace looks out over the bustling port of Palma so you can watch all the cruise ships come and go and at sunset admire Palma cathedral turn to gold in the setting sun The apartment is small but bright and airy and oozes charm with wood floors and a weekly cleaner.there is loads of outside space and most meals are spent on terraces admiring the view.The .apartment is on top floor of building with a well maintained lift .The situation of apartment could not be better for international arrivals as airport is a mere ten minute away by car and if you jump on bus from airport it only costs 3 euros and the apartment is situated at the very first stop in Palma which could not be simpler .Within 300 meters from apartment you will find a bank,bakers,grocers,supermarket,garden center, chemist and a 15 minute stroll up the Avenidas takes you into the city with hundreds of shops .Palma de Mallorca, the capital of the Balearic Islands, is the largest city in Mallorca; the population of the Palma municipality was approximately 400,000 at the beginning of 2007. Half the population of Mallorca lives in the city of Palma.
The city occupies the north western end of a bay in the south west of the island of Mallorca. The city council also has jurisdiction over the sub-archipelago of Cabrera including the islands of Cabrera, Conejera, Estells, Imperial, Rodon, Foradada, Plana, and Pobra.
The name Palma dates back to the Roman settlement on the site of the present city, although the area was originally settled during the Bronze Age. In the early middle ages it was conquered by Arabs, who named it Madina Mayurqa. In 1229 it was conquered by King Jaime I, ruler of Valencia and Aragon, and became an important trade city. Palma saw its dark ages in the 16th century, when a significant decline was caused by attacks from Turkish and Berber Pirates and through plague. Lasting until the 18th century, Felipe V changed the government which made Palma the capital of the Balearic Islands. Later, Carlos III established a free trade pact with the Indies, which had a huge impact turning financials around in Palma.
The city became a tourist destination in the 1950s, and tourist numbers have continually increased in the subsequent half century. Palma is a busy commercial and cultural center of Mallorca. This independent region of the Balearic Islands of Spain have over half of the island’s population living there. The holiday season lasts from the end of April until October, and from November to April, temperatures range from 20-28 degrees Celsius (60-70 degrees Fahrenheit) and may require a jacket in the evenings.
Palma de Mallorca, during the 19th century, more sea traffic would come in bringing in much economic growth for the island. Today, Mallorca is one of Europe’s major holiday destinations, with many tourists coming from everywhere, every year. Palma is a city of modern, hotel chains, and flashy shops, yet, is dated and still retains much of the old architecture, with the Old Town having narrow streets, and showing the restored cathedral standing proud in the center of town.