Virtually located at a cross-roads in central Palma, Plaça d’en Coll is a great place to relax having a coffee in one of its little cafés, away from the busy shopping streets nearby, admiring some of Palma’s most colourful buildings. Only a few minutes away from buzzling Carrer Sindicat or Plaça Major, this square often goes unnoticed to most tourists. You would also cross the square if you are visiting the nearby Can Joan de s’Aigo, located at Carrer Sans nearby, to taste the best ensaïmadas in the whole island (according to a true Mallorcan like me!).
There are plenty of cafés and nice restaurants in the square, which is also neighbour to a very interesting part of Palma’s old town. A long time ago, traders used to gather on one same street according to their specialisation. Therefore, we would have a street which specialises in silver, another one that specialises in ropes, meat, glass and so on. Palma has done a great job in keeping this naming in its streets and even today you can head off to Carrer de l’Argenteria if you are looking for a nice gift made of silver for a friend. Most streets south of Plaça d’en Coll have this type of names so have a look next time you are in the area!