"Barcelona - Palma - Barcelona"
Reviewed 20 July 2014 by Isabelle
I travelled between Barcelona and Palma in July 2014 with Transmediterranea. I booked my ticket online at home before arriving in Spain. The process was easy after printing of the confirmation all i was required to do was arrived and have the tickets printed before boarding. I found the ride most enjoyable, with a television to watch the soccer, plenty of room to sleep, as both times i travelled overnight as well as free wifi whilst onboard. Service provided was incredibly helpful with friendly staff. Food and beverages available was great for my time of travel as well as reasonable in price. The option to go outside and watch us sailing by was beautiful during the early mornings and late nights. I would definitely recommend travelling with Transmediterranea as the trip was most enjoyable, and if the opportunity arrises i would definitely use their services again.
'Isabelle' travelled Barcelona Palma with Trasmediterranea on Fortuny
Reviewed 01 July 2014 by Juan
Although we book and pay in advance, we still have to go to the Balearia ticket office in Barcelona to confirm. It's unbelievable!
'Juan' travelled Barcelona Palma with Balearia on Visemar One
"Ferry trip review R/T Barcelona - Palma"
Reviewed 30 June 2014 by Anonymous
Very good service.
'Anonymous' travelled Barcelona Palma with Balearia on Visemar One
Reviewed 25 June 2014 by Gerard
The ferry was full. There was lot of young people who were very friendly, but noisy. It was difficult to find somewhere to rest. Otherwise the service on board is as nice as usual.
'Gerard' travelled Barcelona Palma with Trasmediterranea on Zurbaran
|Barcelona - Alcudia with Balearia - 7 Sailings Weekly / 6 hour 30 minute crossing|
|Denia - Palma with Balearia - 7 Sailings Weekly / 8 hour crossing|
|Valencia - Palma with Balearia - 7 Sailings Weekly / 8 hour crossing|
|Valencia - Palma with Trasmediterranea - 6 Sailings Weekly / 8 hour crossing|
Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia in northeast Spain. The first human settlements date back to Neolithic times. However, the city proper was founded by the Romans who established a colony there at the end of the 1st century BC. The ancient Roman city of Barcino had a population of about a 1000 and was bounded by a defensive wall, the remains of which can still be seen in the old town. From the 15th to 18th centuries the city entered a period of decline. Over these centuries, Barcelona struggled to maintain its economic and political independence. This struggle ended in 1714, when the city fell to the Bourbon troops and rights and privileges in Catalonia were suppressed. In the mid-19th century, an industrial revolution took place in the region, and textile manufacturing became a key industry. At the beginning of the 20th century, Barcelona embarked on a process of widespread urban renewal and built the Eixample district.
Palma de Mallorca is the major city and port in the island of Majorca and capital city of the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands in Spain. It is situated on the south coast of the island on the Bay of Palma.
In 1983 Palma became the capital of one of Spain's newly established autonomous regions, the Balearic Islands, and since then it's shed the dusty provincialism of yesteryear, developing into a go-ahead and cosmopolitan commercial. The new self-confidence is plain to see in the city centre, a vibrant and urbane place which is akin to the big cities of the Spanish mainland - and a world away from the heaving tourist enclaves of the surrounding bay.
The origins of the city can be traced back to before Roman times, and even today inhabitants of homes in the old quarter are often still discovering Roman remains less than a metre beneath the ground.