Shopping in Palma is not only to buy something. If you troll through the tiny roads of the old town, between Jaime III and Borne, away from the main shopping streets in Palma, you will find this very special shops which are far away from main stream and located in impressive buildings. In this part of Palma, you will find hair designers in old style apartments, art galeries in lovely decorated town houses with patios, small shops in former fishermen houses and unique furniture and concept stores in old town palaces. Rialto Living is one of the best examples of extraordinary shopping in Palma. If you are looking for clothes, interior design, art and café in one building, but not any building, go to Rialto Living. In my opinion definitely the best concept store in Mallorca offers its extraordinary collections in a baroque palace from the 18th century. 3 floors, perfectly renovated elements of the the baroque palace, an inviting garden restaurant and extraordinary fashion combine shopping with cultural sightseeing. The palace is impressive and the owners of Rialto, Klas Käll (one of the 3 founders and designers of the brand GANT) and Barbara Bergman exactly know that you won´t leave from this impressive and huge store without anything.
Ones you get your bags filled with beautiful accessoires stroll back the noble Borne street to the sea and crown your perfect day of shopping and culture in Palma with a fine diner at one of the restaurants located at the rebuild yacht harbour of Palma, just in opposite of the cathedrale.
Last week, I decided for the restaurant Port Blanc, a lovely decorated 2 floors restaurant with maritim flair and great views to the yachts and the Bellver castle. Their´s speciality is freshly prepared food from the Josper BBQ. I started with aubergine on mint yogur, followed by gratinated codfish with alioli and as a dessert carpaccio of two melons with gin lemon sorbet. Just delicious! When you finish the evening on the roof terrace bar with a cocktail who know that you had a perfect day in Palma!
Palma is the perfect city for shopping in Mallorca, with the best restaurants in Mallorca and lots of architectural sightsseing. All together in a nutshell, easy to walk and the sea always next to you! I love Palma!
Rialto Living and Port Blanc are insider tips of Mallorquissimo and should be obligatory when visiting Palma for shopping, dining and strolling.
More information about Rialto Living here
Text: Nicole Rose