Es Jonquet is one of those unique places still not spoilt and flocked by tourists in the Mallorcan capital, and I hope it stays like that so please do not share the secret with many people! Traditionally a fisherman’s village, it now feels a world apart from the bustling city that lies only a few yards away. It is also one of the most historic neighbourhoods of Palma and it is famous for its windmills.
Stuck between Carrer Sant Magí, Passeig Marítim, Avinguda Argentina and Carrer Monsenyor Palmer, Es Jonquet may be small but certainly has lots of potential. It is mainly residential at the moment, which makes it a really quiet part of the city. However, it is right next to the up-and-coming area of Santa Catalina, where everyone loves to go out for dinner and drinks.
There is a viewpoint at the main square of the neighbourhood, Plaça Vapor, which is where the picture was taken looking west. In it, you can see the Passeig Marítim, as well as hotels and other buildings, part of Palma bay with its many yachts and Bellver castle standing on top of the hill in the background. You can also see part of Plaça Santo Domingo de la Calzada, which is right next to Hard Rock Café Mallorca.
It is a sunning view that I strongly recommend, together with a visit to Es Jonquet and a walk around its windmills.