There’s a way for you to discover the best art in Majorca, gain an insight into the culture of the island and enjoy a sociable time in a thriving Mediterranean city, all in one entertaining evening. Delicious local wines, live music and a range of pop-up galleries appear in the heart of Mallorca’s capital city to form what is known as the “Nit de l’Art”. This annual celebration that takes to the streets of Palma de Mallorca provides a fun filled way to enjoy the best of local and international art in a chilled and charming setting. For those seeking to add a dash of culture to your family holiday or romantic getaway to Majorca, the Night of Art could be the perfect day trip to Palma.
The end of summer has arrived and whilst the temperatures begin to cool there’s still reason to look forward. Every year in the charming capital of Palma de Mallorca, a cultural accumulation of art galleries, street performances and social activity takes place for one night only in the month of September. A wide range of pieces including portraits, sculptures and photography covering a spectrum of themes and ideologies light up the galleries of the capital’s old historical centre and are produced by a range of exciting local artists and established internationals. Whilst there are a wide range of museums in Majorca, the Nit de l’Art provides an extravagant new way to enjoy modern masterpieces, completely free of charge.
Schedule of Nit de l’Art
Officially the Nit de l’Art is a three day event spanning from Thursday 19th September to Saturday 21st September. The first two nights of the event feature professional tours and lectures of the galleries which are hosted by various associations within Majorca. The final night is in the fact the most important, starting at 7pm until 11:30. Where all the public and private venues open their doors to the public for a night to remember.
You can regularly find a wealth of galleries and other Art in Palma de Mallorca other than just during the Nit de l’Art. The area in between Santa Catalina and Sant Nicolau, where this Art and Culture event takes places, also houses a number of galleries throughout the year where you can find delightful pieces from the island, as well as international works.
This area of the capital is also famed for its shopping and gastronomy making it high on the priorities of most visitors to Palma de Mallorca. The prestigious Paseo Borne is a charming and iconic street on the island due to beauty and range of luxury and high street fashion stores, located a stone’s throw from the Cathedral.
Complete your day trip to Palma with a delicious pit-stop before the main art event. The La Lonja (the symbolic gothic market hall near the Port) area of the town provides a wide range of popular restaurants and bars which are amongst some of the best places to eat in Palma.
How to get to Palma
There are a number of ways for you to make your trip into the island’s capital. The fastest of which being with a car, which takes less than 25 minutes from our Gran Isla Hotels near to the beach.
The cheapest way to get to Palma would be by taking advantage of the public transport. The TIB buses run regularly throughout the summer and even after midnights on some lines. From the charming beach resort of Santa Ponsa, you can take the lines 102, 104 and 111 into Palma at a cost of 3,50€. You can catch the 104,105 and 107 from the popular town of Popular for just 3,20€ each way.
If you would prefer to take a taxi, it would cost approximately between 20-23€ each way from our family hotels in Santa Ponsa, whilst it would be less at around 17-20€ from our Hotel Tropico Playa in Palmanova.
Majorca is an island filled with natural beauty, warm temperatures and a rich culture. Whilst there’s a complete wealth of things to do in Santa Ponsa and Palmanova during your family getaway to the Mediterranean, cultural events such as the Nit de l’Art that pop up around the island are always a great way to discover the hidden secrets of this precious island.
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