Signs, Symbols and Stories: Palma Cemetery Tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

412624


Categories

Religious Heritage, Local Experience, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for mature children.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Spanish (fluent)

Discover the unusual in this private tour


Last November 1st, on All Saints Day, four visitors requested a walk around Palma. Being a holiday with just about everything closed, we joined some 25, 000 souls who visited Palma's cemetery that day. It worked out so well, I've decided to offer the tour to you. Far from being morbid, the cemetery is filled with stories about stunning victories and heart-wrenching tragedies, a different way to view the culture and history of the island. It's also a sculpture garden of intricately crafted stone tombs, angels and elaborate architecture where Modernism abounds.

Get to know some of its occupants like the sixth richest man in the world, a New Zealand beauty called the 'Garbo of the Skies', or a world famous opera singer. Learn why a young Royal Air Force sargeant and sixty-six Italian sailors and aviators are buried here. Hear about the characters and their victims who participated in some of the darkest moments of Spanish 20th century history.

This 2-hour tour can be combined with any other tour. Just ask!

Itinerary

After meeting at the front entrance our 2 hour visit will proceed with an explanation about the origins of the cemetery, stories about those buried there as well as architectural and sculptural notes.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: The cemetery is located 2 miles from the center of Palma. Meet at the entrance to Palma cemetery. The street address is Camino de Jesus, 2. Palma.

End location: I can accompany you back to Palma if you like.

Duration: 2 hours

Transportation

This is a walking tour.

What’s Included

Guide services and a lot of stories are included in this tour!

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 euros - Approximate cost for a taxi to the cemetery from Palma center

What’s Extra

Does not include transportation to the site.

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

Message Gina V.

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