The enchanted district "El Terreno", at the foot of the Castillo del Bellver, maintains its charm due to its ancient colonial villas. At the turn of the century it was Palmas district of the holiday and weekend residences of the upper class. It distinguishes with the hillside situation, narrow, crooked alleys, wild gardens and truly dream houses.
Steps, leading directly to the castell Bellver, cross the whole neighborhood. From the castle you enjoy the best panoramic views over the city. The beautiful park invites to take a walk with the dog, jog and mountainbiking, three playgrounds make children hearts beat. You are in the idyllic green lung of Palma, and only 5 minutes away there is the lively Paseo Marítimo with its nightlife, restaurants and harbor.
There are also bars and restaurants in El Terreno, like “Posada del Bellver”, where you can have a traditional “pa ambo oli” and live music. You will also find the wonderful Hostal “Corona”, an art-noveau-Villa with lounge, cocktails, chillout music, art and Mediterranean food.
In addition there are a few small, lovely shops in the neighborhood for daily needs, like a small corner shop (calle mendez Pelayo), where you can get fruits, vegetables, cheese and meat from the island. A charming bakery on Calle Robert Graves allures with sweet aroma.
The reason why “El Terreno” is getting more and more blond , is the fact that the only Swedish school is situated here together with the German school:
In addition you find also a french college:
Lycée Français de Palma
Ages: 2 -16 years
Lycée Français MLF de Palma
Calle Salut, 4.
And also 2 Spanish schools:
Spanish private school:
Public school in Calle Robert Graves:
The international private Kindergarden Happy Faces:
"Our neighborhood, El Terreno, is home to an irresistible mix of people from different cultures and backgrounds who live together in this beautiful, picturesque setting, each one individually yet harmonious neighborly united."
Resident, Calle Dos de Mayo
"I like the cosmopolitan crowd here in Terreno, and I also like that the quarter, while close to the city center, gives a totally unruly, harmonious look otherwise known from the center."
"El Terreno es como un pueblo en la ciudad!"
Damiana, vecina del barrio
"I just love the historic walls and the Art Nouveau villas, especially beautiful is the Park Bellver, I walk there every day with my child and my dog."
"El Terreno in Palma is central and yet in the countryside! I planned only a city trip to get to know Palma. I happened to find a nice little apartment in the district "El Terreno" and have to say, I couldn’t have found anything better. From the balcony I could see the whole bay of Palma. It was just terrific! In El Terreno you live at the marina with its noble promenade, the fine bars and the upscale atmosphere. Shops, well-kept gardens and many small and larger villas line the walks to Castell de Bellver and only a few steps from my apartment I could use the really good public transport. In less than 5 minutes I was in the middle of the old town with its fashionable shopping streets, the lively squares and cafes. In the evening I just strolled down the "Avenida Gabriel Roca" and already I was at home. The district has the great advantage that the buildings are a bit more spacious and not as narrow as in the center. This makes it much brighter and you feel freer. Really, highly recommended!"
Travelogue from a tourist