Balearic Islands

The Balearic Islands are an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Spain. Palma de Mallorca, the capital of the Balearic Islands, offers its visitors not only sunshine, numerous bars, restaurants and shops but also a beautiful harbour and a historical centre.

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Palma de Mallorca is the island's only true city. A city on the island of Mallorca, one of the Balearic Islands off the Spanish east coast.

Minorca is the second largest of the Balearic Islands, located to the northeast of Mallorca and is the least overrun and most tranquil of the Balearics.

Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands, the others being Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera.


Ibiza or Eivissa is one of the Balearic Islands. Ibiza is UNESCO World Heritage site for its biodiversity and culture.

Formentera is the smallest and southernmost of the Balearic Islands of Spain.

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Other Names for Balearic Islands

  • Aragonese:  Balears
  • Asturian:  Islles Baleares
  • Basque:  Balear Uharteak
  • Catalan:  Illes Balears, ses Illes
  • English:  Balearic Islands
  • Esperanto:  Balearinsuloj, Balearoj
  • French:  Baléares, Îles Baléares
  • Galician:  Illas Baleares
  • German:  Balearen, Balearische Inseln
  • Italian:  Isole Baleari
  • Japanese:  バレアレス
  • Korean:  발레아레스 제도
  • Norwegian:  Balearene
  • Norwegian Nynorsk:  Balearane
  • Portuguese:  Ilhas Baleares
  • Russian:  Автономная область Балеарских Островов, Балеарские Острова
  • Spanish:  Baleares, Comunidad Autónoma de las Islas Baleares, Islas Baleares
  • Swedish:  Balearerna
  • Comunitat Autonoma de les Illes Balears

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