1. The gothic cathedral is dazzlingly beautiful.
2. Our favorite neighborhood: Santa Catalina, easy-going with charm
3. A basically clean, well-maintained city that clearly shows wealth originated from tourism incomes.
4. The Old Town is lovely with its narrow, zigzaggy streets
5. Traveling local public buses is cheap and practical.
6. The atmospheric Sant Feliu street, somewhat less touristy
7. Middle-aged women in Mallorca seemed to be more stylish, pretty than their Spanish average.
8. Compared to how many locals have a dog, it is rare to see dog shit on the streets.
9. The elegance of the Paseo La Rambla
1. Plaza Mayor is O.K., but not sensational by Spanish standards
2. The cathedral's wonderful original main altar is wrongly decorated by some cheap, extemporal, Christmas-like, lightsome ornament (we are not referring to the baldachino, allegedly Gaudi'masterwork, of course).
3. The fish and seafood in restaurants are mostly not freshly caught but come from the freezer and originated from the Atlantic Ocean.
4. Markedly short opening hours of shops and services - long siesta, (probably) limited love of work
5. The Bellver Castle itself is not sensational, still worth visiting because of the splendid panorama view.
6. Out of ignorance, we expected that the Pilar and Joan Miro Foundation would be more like an exhibition of Miro's creations than just the workshops.
7. Do not trust the web information about opening hours of some local sights (like Pueblo Espana).
8. The lack of public toilets results in penetrating stank of urine in some places.