Palma de Mallorca, the capital of not only Majorca, but the whole of the Balearic Islands, is the place to go for anything relating to art, shopping and gastronomy. With constant changing art exhibitions, markets & fairs and new restaurants popping up out of nowhere, this capital is a must-see at least once whilst on your stay at our Gran Isla hotels.
Welcome one, welcome all to Palma’s Nit de l’Art. Tomorrow night, from 5pm-midnight, the museums and galleries of Palma will open their doors to visitors for free. Galleries will display new exhibitions by well-known artists, accompanied by a glass of cava whilst you admire the art. You will be able to admire art from hundreds of different artists and will be able to easily tour round the different galleries over the course of the night. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/LANITDELART
Enjoy one of Mozart’s most beautiful operas. This Saturday, at 8pm, enjoy a fabulous night in Palma enjoying the world-famous play: The Marriage of Figaro at Palma Audiotium. This is the perfect plan after a day of discovering what Palma has to offer. Relax and enjoy one of your favourite operas during your holiday.
The Galician Gran Fiesta makes a pitstop in Majorca. Having already visited big cities within Spain like Madrid, Seville and Pamplona, this Galician food festival finally hits Majorca this Friday, bringing with it all kinds of Galician seafood specialties like octopus feira, lobster empanadas and seafood rice. If you love seafood then this event is a must-see, especially as you will have all day to visit, from 12:30pm-11:30pm. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/MarisGalicia-Sabor-a-Galicia
Try a typical Majorcan bun, at the cheapest price. Every Wednesday, until October, Palma hosts the Ruta del Llonguet Food Festival. Llonguets are traditional Majorcan buns which are light and fluffy on the inside and have a crunchy golden crust on the outside. To stop these buns losing popularity, the city’s best bakeries offer llonguets at reduced prices on Wednesdays with a drink for only 2.50 euros. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/rutadelllonguetpalmademallorca/
High-quality market food at Mercat Olivar. Open till 1pm daily, this food market is a feast for the eyes. You’ll be overwhelmed with the smells and sights in the market. From high-quality fruit & veg to prime pork chops and a separate fish market. If you’re heading to the beach and want to bring along a picnic, you can buy fresh salads with couscous, rice or pasta and vendors will package them for you. There are also many tapas bars inside where you sit and enjoy some tapas, sushi and/or cava with friends.
Buy before you dine at La Llotja night market. Located near to the cathedral, take advantage of the spare time you have before the time of your restaurant reservation on Palma’s promenade and treat yourself to locally-made jewellery, art, soap and souvenirs. These unique and authentic pieces are sure to make your family & friends jealous back home. Or, if you’re feeling kind, you can always bring them back their own little treat, to make them feel like they had also been on holiday with you.
Palma is a place where you buy anything anywhere. In front of the cathedral, you will find numerous vendors and stalls on weekends with many unique and reasonably-priced souvenirs, home decor items and beach essentials. In fact, you will find many vendors across the beachfront and promenade selling anything and everything you may need for your perfect day in Palma.
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