The port of Palma de Mallorca
As you enter the bay of Palma, the first thing you notice is its size, as it borders the entire harbour promenade of the impressive city. To the east is the “Alte Mole”, where the facilities of the yacht club (Real Club Náutico de Palma) are situated, as well as a jetty for excursion boats and the marina. It is followed by the “Moll de Paraires” occupied by the ferry terminal from which the ferries depart to the Spanish mainland and the “West Mole” (Moll de Ponent) reserved for cruise ships. The West mole was extended in 2012 by 380 metres, so it is now possible for five cruise ships with a length of more than 300 metres to dock at the same time.
It is interesting to note that the harbour, in its present state ,was only built in the middle of the last century. The present harbour promenade (Paseo Marítimo) was built on land reclaimed from the sea. 1,000 years ago, in Moorish times, there was a sea inlet “La Cala” close to the Paseo Borne, which headed east in the direction of the subsequently constructed Justice Palace and the Gran Hotel. This area was later filled in and built upon.
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