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What are some interesting locations on a tourist map of Mallorca?

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Palma, Alcudia and Serra de Tramuntana are interesting locations on a tourist map of Mallorca. Palma is the capital city of the Mallorca island, while Alcudia is a historic old town in the north east. Serra de Tramuntana is Mallorca's northwest coast, which is dominated by the mountain range with the same name.

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Palma is a small yet beautiful city by the sea. For a capital of its size, Palma has a lot to offer: an immense Gothic cathedral, a hilltop castle and medieval palaces. Hidden among its labyrinthine backstreets are patrician mansions that boast some of Spain's most beautiful courtyards. For art lovers, Palma offers astonishing galleries, including the Es Baluard and the Fundacion Juan March. Tourists can find striking beaches along the Baie de Palma (Bay of Palma) which stretches east and west from the center of the capital.

The fortified medieval town Alcudia lies a distance from the sea and is surrounded by pine forests. Among its ancient relics stand two gates, the Xara and the Palma, and the Renaissance-era Bastion of Sant Ferran. The town's ancient ambiance also comes from its winding medieval streets and palatial Renaissance houses.

Serra de Tramuntana has a remarkably wild landscape featuring limestone peaks and cliffs that drop to the brilliant blue sea. The terrace linking the coast to the mountain tops date back centuries and is populated by pine forests, olive groves and wild flowers. UNESCO has recognized the region's unique geographical features in its World Heritage List. Some famous places in the region include the hilltop town of Valldemossa and the beautiful seaside town of Soller.

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