If Mallorca had its own New York, it would be Palma. And if Palma were to have a neighbourhood like SoHo, it would be Santa Catalina. This popular district is known as “the SoHo of Palma” for its many similarities with this New York district. Its leisure and overflowing multiculturalism are without a doubt one of the focal points of the day to day of the city, and if you wanted it to be, the location of your new home. At Nova Mallorca we have an ample catalogue of properties in Santa Catalina which will perfectly meet your tastes and needs. Would you like to know more about this magnificent district located in the west of Palma? Our real estate agents in Mallorca will be giving you all the important details in this blog article.
The magic of Santa Catalina can be discovered through its history. The walls that once surrounded the old town of Palma served as a canvas for a new community which was born during the 19th and 20th century. It was the first district built outside of the historic walls, where you will find the well-known fortification Es Baluard, with a distinctive fishing character. Between 1800 and the end of the 20th century the development on the outskirts of the old town rapidly grew and it was one of the kick-starters for Mallorca’s industry, transforming it into what it is today, a cosmopolitan and modern area filled with life.
But why is Santa Catalina Palma’s trendiest district? During the 21st century the opening of various bars, restaurants and leisure sites in the area, owned by people of varying nationalities, means that this area is an intense multicultural experience. Also, its location is unbeatable for buying a property for sale in Palma de Mallorca: located on the seafront, only a few steps from the historic centre of the city, well linked with the main roads and motorways which connect it to the rest of the island and with views of the Palma Cathedral and the Bellver Castle.
Nova Mallorca offers the possibility of buying a property for sale in Santa Catalina, where you can explore Palma’s oldest produce market – even older than the Plaza del Olivar market – and remnants of the art nouveau movement, which you can find in iconic places like the Hostal Cuba, the Ferretería La Central or Can Palmer. The outskirts which encompass the market and these architectural wonders offer art galleries, designer shops, vintage clothing and artisan crafts…and bars and restaurants! There’s a lot to see! Also, as the weekend arrives, this area is a meeting point for thousands of locals celebrating what is known as a “tardeo”, an activity which consists in a bar crawl through the best drinking holes in the area, from midday until the early hours of the morning. Without forgetting the incomparable gastronomic offer of the calle Fábrica.
History and contemporaneity unite in the most exquisite way in this Palmesan district. Which is why if you are looking to buy a property for sale in Santa Catalina, don’t miss the opportunity to contact our real estate agents in Mallorca and allow us to find a property which perfectly meets your needs and personal tastes. Your goals are also ours, and we can be certain that this area will make you fall in love with the magic of the city. Shall we talk?
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