Since the advent of mass tourism in the 1950s, Palma has been transformed into a tourist destination. This has contributed to a huge change in the city’s traditions, its language, and its economic power. The boom in tourism has caused Palma to grow significantly. In 1960, Mallorca received 500,000 visitors, in 1997 it received more than 6,739,700. In 2001 more than 19,200,000 people passed through Son Sant Joan airport which is quite near Palma, with an additional 1.5 million coming by sea. Palma is a city full of history and reflects periods of occupation by the Romans, the Byzantine period and the Muslim period. Palma is a thriving year round destination with plenty to offer visitors. Here are
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