Signs, Symbols and Stories: Palma Cemetery Tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

412624


Categories

City, Local Experience, Religious Heritage

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


Far from being morbid, Palma's 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 66 Italian sailors and aviators are buried here and hear about the characters and their victims who participated in some of the darkest moments of Spanish 20th century history.

And if you happen to be visiting Palma on November 1st, All Saints Day, we can join some 25, 000 souls who will visit Palma's cemetery that day. What an experience!

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

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Itinerary

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

The cemetery opens at 8:30am and closes at 7:30pm. In the hot months of July and August, it is best to do an early morning visit. In the summer, wearing a brimmed hat is advisable.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: Meet up is at the Palma Cemetery entrance. Address: Camí de Jesús, 2. Palma

Duration: 2 hours

Transportation

This is a walking tour.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Other: PLUS 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

Other: Does not include transportation to the site.

Restrictions

My tours concentrate on a local experience emphazing the people and their stories, arts and crafts, food, wine, markets and the less visited places off the tourist trail.

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    Tour Price

    174 USD(for up to 6 people) (duration: 2 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    412624


    Categories

    City, Local Experience, Religious Heritage

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for mature children.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 6

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent), Spanish (fluent)

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