European Conference on Interventional Oncology
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April 28 - May 1 | Palma de Mallorca, ES

April 28 - May 1 | Palma de Mallorca, ES

April 28 - May 1 | Palma de Mallorca, ES

April 28 - May 1 | Palma de Mallorca, ES

April 28 - May 1 | Palma de Mallorca, ES

AttendExploring Palma de Mallorca

Exploring Palma de Mallorca

We asked members of the ECIO 2024 Local Host Committee to give us their tips on what to do in Palma de Mallorca outside of congress hours.

Rich history

For those drawn to cultural pursuits, Palma boasts plenty of options to explore. Sara Lojo highlights the diverse array of museums and exhibitions scattered across the island, providing insights into its rich history and artistic heritage. Gemma Sempere Campello says, “My advice to those attending the conference is to take advantage of the long days of light and explore the streets of the old town, which has a magnificent historic centre with a mix of cultures and art. In addition, they can take advantage of a few moments to relax, observe the surroundings, and spend some time on a terrace where they can have a drink and a tapa.”

Take a walk through the vibrant streets

Miguel Casares Santiago suggests leisurely strolls after congress hours, “There are two great locations in walking distance from the Convention Centre of Palma. You can walk to the beach and enjoy the beautiful views of the Mediterranean or walk to our grand cathedral and get lost in the surrounding streets.”

Fernando Gómez Muñoz adds, “In terms of must see attractions in the city, the typical ones include the cathedral and wandering through the surrounding streets. If you visit the cathedral inside, I recommend also exploring its terraces with their gargoyles, which offer beautiful views.

The Lonja area is also nice for strolling, with picturesque streets full of small bars. There, you must visit to the gothic building of the old Lonja. It may not be a grand monument, but aesthetically, I find it very appealing.

The cathedral and the Lonja are obviously very touristy, but, for me, they are among the most beautiful buildings in Palma. It’s also nice to take a walk to the restaurants through the Calatrava or Portixol neighbourhoods, where tourists and locals mix.”

Rent a car and explore

For those adding on additional days before or after the congress, Sara Lojo and Ignacio Díaz Lorenzo both emphasize the value of renting a car to truly unlock the wonders of Mallorca. Sara Lojo says, “It is worth renting a car and spending at least an afternoon exploring the island, discovering its coves and beautiful villages such as Pollença or Valldemossa. Visiting Cap de Formentor is a must.”

Meanwhile, Ignacio Díaz Lorenzo states, “Mallorca’s beaches and landscapes are unique! I especially recommend exploring the northern part of the island. This area has very unique beaches, such as Sa Calobra, which are nestled among cliffs. As a tip for getting there, it may be necessary to take something for motion sickness (such as Biodramina) due to the winding roads. There is also a way to access Sa Calobra by boat from the port of Soller, which is also a lovely place to visit.”