No place is so close to the bustling city of Palma as Genova – a village unique to Mallorca. After just a few minutes’ drive, leaving the bustling streets, traffic and shops of the capital behind you, you will find yourself on mountain peaks overlooking the sea and the pine forests that surround this picturesque village. With its narrow streets and traditional Mediterranean-style houses, Genova will make you feel like you’ve escaped to a perfectly quiet corner of the island.
Despite the village atmosphere in its center, Genova has been developed over the years and is now considered a residential area of Palma. Our abcMallorca tips tell you why this place is worth a visit and what you should not miss.
History and culture
Its inhabitants still see Genova as a village. It lies at the foot of the Mountain range Na Burguesa and was already populated in prehistoric times. Its small church bears the name of the patron saint of Genova, San Salvador. After being founded as a tiny hamlet, it has been developed into a district and is now largely surrounded by other districts of Palma. Today, around 4,000 inhabitants live here, most of whom come from abroad.
Shopping in Genoa
Everyday necessities and more can be found in Genova – but what does that matter when the inexhaustible shopping of Palma de Mallorca is just around the corner? Also the specially built Shopping Center Porto Pi is within reach.
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Main attractions in Genova
You can drive to Genova if you want to make a flying visit to a real village while in Palma. Besides, it has wonderful underground caves to offer – the smallest of Mallorca and not to compare with the large and impressive cave system of the Coves del Drach. But if you are close by, you can find a cool spot for an hour on this nice little tour for one hour. Because of its elevated position, Genova also offers fantastic views stretching for miles across the island.
Nearby there are also other interesting historical sights.
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What you can do in Genova
If you are looking for a quiet base from which to explore other parts of the island, Genova is in good hands. In no time you can get to Palma and thus to some of Majorca’s most important historical sites – such as the Bellver Castle or the seat of the Spanish royal family, the Palace of Marivent, which are both located nearby. Thanks to its convenient location, you can also easily go on day trips and enjoy sports and other leisure activities.
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Restaurants in Genoa
The selection of restaurants in Genova is surprisingly large, some of them even have an excellent reputation ahead. In any case, here are traditional Mallorcan and Mediterranean dishes on the menu, which is worth to taste. And there are many other first class restaurants nearby.
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Hotels in Genoa
Right in Genova, which is primarily a residential area, there are not many hotels, but in the area is an extremely extensive range of accommodation available for every budget.
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Events in Genova
A local fiesta in August celebrates the patron saint of Genova called San Salvador. If you want to know more about the wide range of events, we recommend our event calendar for nearby Palma and the rest of the island.
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Life in Genova
Nearby there are excellent international schools and you have good access to the city of Palma and the motorway network, which ensures the quick accessibility of the workplace, nightlife and shopping addresses.
The real estate prices are already set relatively high for Mallorcan conditions, which is due to the advantageous location, but there are offers in various price categories, which can be quite impressive.
A small house or apartment in the village in need of renovation can be bought for 250,000 euros. Even larger luxury villas are available, but those looking for something special, must count on several millions. Most of the houses are between 750,000 and four million euros. There are also properties with large plots of land in this area, but not on the outskirts, and many of them are built on slopes.
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The surroundings of Genova
Genova is very close to the capital and the Port of Palma, where there is an incredible wealth of shops, restaurants and hotels. Also the pretty little harbor Cala Pi in Sant Agustí, the posh golf suburb of Son Vida and the resort resorts Cala Major and Illetes are not far away.
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