The most amusing royal tour in history
Charles of the House Habsburg was the King of Spain and the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire in the 16th century. He was the most powerful man of his time and not many governors in history have ruled over as such a vast territory as he did. However, it is barely known the Emperor paid a visit to our island in 1541.
Join me on this private tour and discover why the man called "The Caesar" came to Palma! We will follow the very same steps of the monarch in town. Don't miss it!
We will reproduce precisely the official reception given to the Emperor Charles in the year 1541 by the citizens of Palma, according to the chronicles. We will start at the city's port and we will end nearby the Cathedral. I'm not giving you any more details about this tour since I want you to feel exactly the same way the Emperor did when he stepped on Palma's soil for the first time. Let me amaze you with an epic story full of hilarious moments. The only thing I can tell you in advance is we'll be passing beneath some of the main monuments in town: the Merchant Guild's Headquarters, the Born's Promenade, the Despuig's mansion, the parish church of Saint Nicholas, Palma's Town Hall, the Insular Council, the Balearic Parliament, the Palace of the Almudaina and the Cathedral.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Suggested by Guide: How to get to Parc de la Mar: you need to take the shuttle bus from the cruise ship to the city center. The shuttle leaves you next to a breakwater called Escollera. Once you get off the bus, you go towards the Cathedral (the Cathedral is really huge and it will be in front of you as you get off the shuttle, so there is no way you miss it). Then, you cross the motorway by the pedestrian crossing and... that is it! The esplanade with an artificial lake you will see before you is Parc de la Mar.
Duration: 3 hours
I can arrange a tour for larger groups.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 € - Personal expenses
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We had a wonderful visit in Palma de Mallorca. We have learnt a lot of new historical details in spite of numerous previous visits. Albert is a very pleasant, enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. His tour Emperor Charles meets Palma is very different and original. It is a definite must for anyone looking for something special to do in Palma instead of the more touristy stuff. Albert was very informative and the tour really made the Emperor Charles come alive. Highly recommended tour.