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Unique. picturesque. traditional


Village flair with stunning views

No other village is as close to the metropolis of Palma de Mallorca as Genova and at the same time as unique as this Mallorcan village. In just a few minutes driving from Palma, you’ll have escaped the busy streets and traffic of the capital and you’ll be in the mountains with spectacular sea views across the bay from Palma all the way to Cabrera. This picturesque place is surrounded by pine forests that invite you to go for walks and hikes.



Get lost in its unique atmosphere

With its typical streets and houses built in the traditional Mediterranean style, Genova gives the feeling of escaping to a quiet corner of the island. Despite the village atmosphere in the center, Genova has been developed more and more over the years and is now considered one of the most desirable residential areas of Palma.

History and culture

The village lies at the foot of the Na Burguesa mountain chain and is already inhabited since prehistoric times. Its church is named of the patron saint of Genova, San Salvador. A local fiesta in August celebrates San Salvador. After being founded as a tiny village, it was developed into a bigger district and is now directly connected to the other districts of Palma, La Bonanova and San Agustin. Many of the 4000 residents come from abroad.

Living in Genova

Genova is ideal for a sunny holiday home, but also for living all year long. The village maintains its authentic Mallorquin feeling despite being inhabited by an international community. It is very close to most of Mallorca’s international schools (Queens College, Agora, Baleares International College, Green Valley Int. School, King Richards III College, Bellver Int. College, Lycée Francais, Svenska Skolan Palma etc.). One has quick and easy access to the city and the highway network, which ensures accessibility for any work or private life activity. Even the airport can be reached directly via the highway in just 15 minutes.



Genova´s infrastructure

Everyday goods and more are available in Genova. The small but fine bakery “Forn de Genova” offers fresh bakery products and delicious coffee every day. Right next door is a small supermarket and not far away a pharmacy. But the divers shopping facilities of Palma de Mallorca can also be reached within only a few minutes. One of the largest shopping centers the Porto Pi, is very close by.

Sights in Genova

Its is always worth going to Genova. Because of its elevated position, Genova offers fantastic views stretching for miles across the island. One of the main attractions are definitely the gigantic views of the village, the city and the sea from the statue of Na Burguesa. But also the caves “Coves de Genova” offer a small insight into the underground world that the island has to offer. There are other interesting historical sights nearby, such as the Bellver Castle, one of the city´s landmarks, as well as the Marivent Palace, the summer residence of the Spanish royal family, or the famous Cathedral of Palma “la Seu”. Another attraction are the numerous very good restaurants that Genova has to offer.


Restaurants in Genova

The selection of restaurants in Genova is surprisingly large, and many of them have an excellent reputation. In any case, there are traditional Mallorcan and Mediterranean dishes on the menus that are definitely worth trying. Mesón Ca'n Pedro, Casa Jacinto, Restaurante es Reco de Genova, Mesón La Rueda, Sa Ximbomba, Restaurante Ses Coves de Génova, Es Mussol, Lume&Co, Ca na Joana, etc.

Come and see it for yourself

Genova is very close to the large harbour of Palma, the new habour of Cala Nova in San Agustin or the luxury habour in Portals. The elegant golf courses of Son Vida, Son Quint, Son Muntaner and Bendinat are in immediate vicinity. The beautiful beaches of Cala Major and Illetes invite you to swim at any time.

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