Rooftops: Sant Francesc Hotel Singular

When in Palma do not miss out on finding a rooftop overlooking the city, it is simply magical. Searching the internet, I stumbled across the Sant Francesc Hotel Singular, which supposedly should have one of the best rooftop terraces in Palma. Since I have only experienced this one, I cannot say if it is THE best, but what I can say is, that on this very rooftop terrace, I had one of the best nights in Palma. It was the perfect cocktail of delicious drinks in a stylish atmosphere, an amazing view over Sant Francesc Basilica, great company, amazing light and smooth music surrounding us. It was one of those nights that I wished would last forever. 

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The rooftop terrace is perched above a luxury hotel situated inside a former Mallorcan mansion from 1860s in probably the best downtown location in Palma. Walking in feels very prestigious, and you almost get the sense of trespassing. However, unless you are wearing beach sandals just continue to the elevator which will take you to the top floor. You will instantly be met by a breathtaking view over the historical part of Palma, a true Terracotta heaven covered in natural glow. 

If you are hungry, you can order some sushi from the restaurant, but simply sipping a drink will do it, too. Prices are, as you can imagine, on the higher end. 

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La Molienda - Best coffee in town?

As always, my mission has been to find the best coffee place. With the café con leche - mentality Palma De Mallorca is definitely not lacking on coffee spots. One of my favorites became the rather "off-the-beaten-track" café La Molienda. Located not far from the city center, you still have to walk down some unknown streets to get there. Once you are here, you can't help it but settle down with a coffee and a news paper. 

La Molienda provides you with the finest specialty coffee from small scale toasters primarly from Spain. Cappucino lovers can take pleasure in sipping their favorite drink with minorcan milk making the local experience complete. 

In addition to coffee specialties, La Molienda also serves delicious breakfast, again focusing on the local, organic and seasonal products, such as eggs, bread, yoghurt, cheese, olives etc., all coming from near-by small business.

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So is La Molienda the best coffee in town?

It comes very close. Quality coffee is being served in a very stylish environment with great focus on small details, and the food is delicious. Overall a great place to start your day in Palma De Mallorca.

Adress: Carrer del Bisbe Campins 11, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palo Alto Market

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When I thought the Danes were the queens and kings of design & street food markets, Barcelona proved me wrong. The city is full of flea markets, street food markets and creative design markets. My favorite one: Palo Alto Market. This special design market is tucked into an old factory terrain covered in green and flowers in the upcoming area Poble Nou. The market takes place on the first weekend of every month. Head over here for delicious street food, hang out areas, live music, creative workshops and cool design booths. I, myself, could spent hours there, looking at the locals wander around and just enjoying life. Expect to queue a while, but it is worth it!  

Parc Güell: A must Visit in Barcelona

Parc Güell is super high on my must-do list every time I come back to my favorite city. The park is one of the major works by Antonia Gaudí, and also one of the most visited places in the city. Understandable, it is right out of a fairytale with the most stunning view over the city. It consist of small gardens and architectonic elements decorated with colorful mosaic pieces. Some of you might also now the scenary from the movie "Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona"?

The park is constantly being restored and protected, which is why they only allow a certain number of visitors to enter in an hour. Therefore, make sure to book your entrance ticket in advance. I always like to visit the park quiet early, and then walk back to the city center through the cosy neighborhood Vila de Gràcia.

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