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Funfair Mallorca

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Funfair Mallorca – Fun for all the family

Funfair Mallorca -a  recreational event celebrated in Palma de Mallorca and where a plenty of attractions for all ages, various food stalls, sweets and candies, archery and guns stalls.

The Funfair Mallorca is located in Palma, in the area of Son Fusteret and begins on February 28 and ends on April 28.

The reason of this fair is religious and starts with the arrival on the island of a sculpture of Veronica bearer of the relic of the Holy Face, which presumably was sent from Rome to the nuns of the monastery of Santa Margarita.

This statue aroused such great devotion among the Mallorcan people, that they decided to celebrate 3 festivities since the arrival of Veronica’s statue. ”Domingo de Ramos”, “miércoles santo” y “natividad de nuestra señora”.

Funfair Mallorca – big event with tradition

During the Palm Sunday and for a long period of time, many people gathered in the monastery of the nuns of Santa Margarita to visit and venerate the image of the virgin. For this reason  many traders have begun  to sell their products  in the near of the monastery.

This event was moved to different places in Palma; due to the crowds of visitors grew larger every year more and more. Then spontaneously appears the idea from the people of calling this event “Fira Del Ram”.

There are a several forms of access to the Funfair Mallorca, such as:
– With the  car from the highway or from Palma (this place has two large parking).
– By bus, with the number 10 (Sa Idioteria), which leaves you directly in front of the funfair.
– using the metro from the Plaza de España, taking the stop  Son Fuster Vell ( third  stop).

A series of tips to keep in mind before going to the Funfair Mallorca:

– Avoid the most crowded hours especially if you go with small children
– Saturday and Sunday mornings there are fewer queues to access to the rides and the prices are usually cheaper.
– There will be two days during the week, in which the 2×1 tickets will be provided there.

Funfair Mallorca – new attractions every year

The highlight of this year in the Funfair Mallorca, is the attraction ‘’Centrox’’. It has impacted those who have got on it. Mostly teenagers had heard that it looked like the Pot, but “instead of jumping up and down, it spins like a flying saucer.

Furthermore, if you still want to see something else after your  visit to the funfair, at the same time and in the same place, there is another event. The “Dinosaurs tour” is also perfect to visit with the whole family. It is the largest exhibition of animatronic dinosaurs.

You need more reasons to visit our beautiful island Mallorca in spring break or easter holiday?

Read our next blog and find out why choose Mallorca?

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Alquiler vacacional en Mallorca: el modelo 179

Modelo 179 hacienda

Si eres PROPIETARIO y tienes una CASA VACACIONAL EN MALLORCA deberías saber que a partir de Enero del 2019, todas las agencias intermediarias o particulares que actúen como intermediarios que comercializan tu casa vacacional, están obligados a la presentar a HACIENDA el MOD-179, tal y como está publicado en el BOE el 30 de Mayo del 2018 y que si no lo presentan se exponen a MULTAS que van desde 20€ para las infracciones leves, hasta 600.000€ para las infracciones más graves.

Es por ello que hemos elaborado esta Guía completa con toda la información que necesitarás. Para descárgartela cumplimenta correctamente este documento.

Descárgate la Guía completa

 

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Desde RESERVATUM te aconsejamos que dejes la COMERCIALIZACIÓN en manos de EXPERTOS y que la gestionen personas o EMPRESAS que están ESPECIALIZADAS en el ALQUILER VACACIONAL, ya que si no te expones a futuros problemas con la Agencia Tributaria y/o con las demás administraciones, como pueden ser la Consejería de Turismo, sino tienes la documentación de la casa en regla o de la OCU si tienes reclamaciones por parte de los consumidores.

Si eres propietario y estás buscando Profesionales Especializados en el Alquiler Vacacional para que gestionen tu Casa Vacacional con las máximas garantías, puedes ponerte en contacto con nosotros a través de nuestra página web, también puedes ponerte en contacto con nosotros a través de nuestro e-mail info@reservatum.com o puedes llamarnos al teléfono de nuestra oficina 971 587 621.

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Summer in Mallorca is unique! Don’t miss it!

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Summer in Mallorca! So much more to see than beaches!

The summer in Mallorca is unique year by year!
Of course we have beautiful beaches and small bays and we do love to jump into this crystal clear water. But there is so much more to discover and experience this summer!
It doesn’t matter if you only come to relax and try the great Mediterranean food, want to discover our culture and architectural highlights or to live great sport experiences.
Here are some of the upcoming highlights during the summer:

17. June 2019 – WTA Mallorca Open

With five natural grass courts, the competition is set to be high and will bring some of the biggest names in international tennis to Mallorca.
Last year we saw Angelique Kleber, Anastasija Sevastova,  Victoria Azarenka, Caroline Garcia, Carla Suárez Navarro, Shuai Zhang, Annett Kontaveit, Agnieszka Radwanska and many others at this important tournament.
Toni Nadal, the uncle and trainer of our famous tennis star Rafael Nadal, is the Tournament Director for the event and we might have a chance to spot his famous nephew on the courts training for Wimbledon while the competition takes place.

7. July 2019 – Inca Jazz Festival – Charity Event

Inca Jazz Festival offers a selection of jazz concerts, workshops and jam sessions. There won’t be a entrance charge but a 2€ donation is suggested. The event is organised in collaboration with local businesses and restaurants, so you can enjoy wine and tapas on the night before and after the performance. In total four jazz evenings are taking place in the Claustre de Sant Domingo, in Inca.

Summer Events in Mallorca! Sport events, concerts and Mallorcan culture!

From May until September – Deia International Music Festival – Classical music concerts at Son Marroig

The today known Deià International Music Festival had its beginning 28 years ago, when a mix of professional and amateur musicians came altogether for a workshop and began performing concerts in Llucalcari and the church of Deià. The quality of the guest artists have been growing continually since then.
Next to the Balearic Symphony Orchestra, plenty of artists from the island had already the opportunity to be part of the festival, performing at the Son Marroig Country House. Those attending have also had the pleasure of listening to well-known guest artists from all around the world.
Get your tickets here: https://www.dimf.com/index.html

27.July 2019 – Copa del Rey, Palma – Prestigious sailing regatta in the Bay of Palma

Come and see the best Spanish yachtsmen in this regatta, including the King of Spain.
The Palma Regatta ‘copa de rey’, comes this year with a new attractions. The regatta will have a more festival atmosphere with live music, bars and restaurants set up in Sa Feixina Park, located between Es Baluard and Santa Catalina. So it’s worth a visit also with the whole family.

24. June 2019 – Fiesta of Sant Joan, Mallorca – Celebration of John the Baptist across Mallorca

Sant Joan (John the Baptist) is celebrated throughout Mallorca every year on 24. June and most towns and villages celebrate this day, as it is a bank holiday on the island.
In a  lot of towns like Deià, Muro and Son Servera, the patron is saint so their festivals usually last over a week with a lot of activities for the whole family.

In Palma, the day of the fiesta you can enjoy la Nit de Foc. La Nit de Foc (or Night of Fire) is one of the largest and most spectacular events on the island. The event takes place on the evening before and marks the summer solstice.
A lot of action awaits you in Palma, including dancing devils handling firecrackers and music and bonfires on the beaches. Pay attention to the well-known correfocs, when the demons with fireworks make walking through the streets. The event lasts into the morning.
You should also visit Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, where you can see the dance of Sant Joan Pelut, “Saint John the Hairy”, whose origins are unknown takes place. The figure of Sant Llorenç closely resembles the figure of Saint John, the Baptist who preached in the desert.

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The most important local markets of Mallorca

The most important local markets in Mallorca

The most important local markets of Mallorca

The most important local markets of Mallorca – there are mainly six in different areas of Mallorca. They will be able to enjoy the best local products buying in the different recommended villages. Or of course also in the middle of the old neighborhood of Palma. There are weekly markets, seasonal or weekend.

It is really amazing the number of markets that are held in Mallorca throughout the year and that show us more and more how wonderful this island is. Besides enjoying our time, it allows us to know the villages, their special places and the reasons for their celebrations.

PALMA
During several days of the week, from 10am to 2pm on the Paseo Sagrera in Palma, you will enjoy the atmosphere and the mornings that are lived in the city.
You will also find the organic market. Its objective is to offer the direct sale of organic, local and seasonal products. A fair price for farmers and consumers. It takes place in the Bishop’s Square Berenguer de Palou known as the “Plaza de los Patines” on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 8am to 2pm.

ARTÀ
In Artà, the market opens on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 1:30 a.m., with a wide variety of textiles, gardening and fresh, ecological and native products of the island.

MARRATXÍ
On Sunday there is the most outstanding market of Marratxí. In this town, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., you will find a variety of weekend products. All of them are grown by the farmers themselves and many other handmade products.

The art of tradition

CALVIÀ
With more than 60 stalls, the oldest market in the area of Calvià, offers us every Monday products in textile and typical food of the island. In this area, the Antiques and Second Hand Market of Son Bugadelles stand out. It is celebrated every Saturday. We can find the most representative of these second-hand markets and antiques, collectors’ items, stamps, coins and antique furniture.

SENCELLES
Every Wednesday and Saturday, the beautiful town of Sencelles opens its market from 8:00 in the morning until 2:00 p.m. The tour of its streets will be captivating.

ALARÓ
Every Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and coinciding with the organ concert of the Church of Sant Bartomeu, we recommend the market of the pretty village of Alaró. Quantity of footwear, clothing, artisan products and typical foods are those offered throughout the year. Whether with friends or family, this market will make you enjoy your relaxing weekend.

The most important local markets of Mallorca

Besides these, do not hesitate to visit the Pollensa market on a Sunday. This market is visited by thousands of people from all over the island, including in addition, Santa MariaSineu on Wednesdays and Inca every Thursday.

We hope you can visit all the most important local markets of Mallorca. Without a doubt, they are all part of the history and future of the Balearic Islands.

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The windmills of Mallorca historical-cultural heritage

The windmills of Mallorca historical-cultural heritage

The windmills of Mallorca historical-cultural heritage

The windmills of Mallorca historical-cultural heritage – the Consell de Mallorca and the Association for the Conservation of Mills (ACEM) have as their purpose a project of cultural cooperation to treat the mills in Mallorca as historical and cultural heritage. They have the mission of invigorating the molinological heritage of the Euro-Mediterranean Pyrenees region and avoiding its loss by creating a tourist and cultural product, the Route of the Mills of the Euro-region. The intention is to make known the molinological heritage of the Euro-region, promote sustainable cultural tourism, that citizens value mills as part of Mallorcan history and create a network of cooperation to preserve this heritage.

The “Consell de Mallorca” and the Association for the Conservation of Mills (ACEM) have gathered between 18 and 20 October more than a hundred experts on the occasion of the XI International Congress of Molinology.

As reported by the insular institution in a statement, it is a meeting that, under the theme ‘Memory, architecture, engineering and future’, aims to “promote the study, conservation, restoration and enhancement of the mills and the traditional engineering in the international field “.

From the Consell will also be awarded a grant of one million euros, direct from the insular institution, plus another 250,000 euros of sustainable tourism tax, for the rehabilitation of the mills of the Sant Jordi plan.

The windmills of mallorca historical-cultural heritage are part of the island and its past, serving as a precedent for future generations.

Since the 1990s, the Council of Mallorca, through the Unit of Historical Industrial Heritage, is a leader in the study, protection, conservation, restoration and valuation of the molinological heritage and traditional engineering of our island.

This meeting brought together specialists from more than eight different countries to have the opportunity to “share experiences” on the world of architecture, engineering, history and art history, archeology, restoration, ethnography, anthropology , geography and tourism; but also to people interested in this subject and to entities linked to the molinological heritage and traditional engineering.

It is the second time that Mallorca hosts this meeting, which is held every two years making reference to the windmills of Mallorca historical-cultural heritage.

Different types of indigenous mills of Mallorca historical-cultural heritage

Blood mills:
These mills have been used in Mallorca basically to grind bread and make flour. They are spread throughout the island, from the Serra de Tramuntana to the insular east. Those that are located in possessions or fields usually served for family self-consumption and produced the energy being dragged by an animal.

Water extraction windmills
They had a circular tower and practically the difference with flour was the extraction apparatus.
From 1930, iron or blade mills were introduced. This mill is metallic, with few parts that continue to be made of wood.

Hydraulic mills
For the use of the natural motive power of the water of rivers, tides, etc.

In addition, we can visit the “Molinos Museum” in Palma located in “El Molí Garleta (Es Jonquet)”, which offers a whole series of graphics, models and pieces that teach us the world of mills and how fantastic it is to keep them today.

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Mallorca the birthplace of world champions

Mallorca the birthplace of world champions

Mallorca – Island medalist of the world

Mallorca the birthplace of world champions: living intensely the sport. The amateurs and professionals of football, basketball, athletics, golf, cycling, motoring, horse riding, sailing and other practices can enjoy all year long endless sports because Mallorca has sports services, facilities and places suitable for the practice of any sport.
This data is known and that is why we are the favorite place of many elite athletes who seek tranquility offered and a good training space. It is also the island chosen by ex-sports professionals to reside or spend a vacation.

The footballer Samuel Eto’o says he will retire at Real Mallorca, Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins looks for a permanent home in Puerto Pollensa, Boris Beker and Michael Schumacher have been living with us for years. The 8-time world cycling champion Sarah Hammer trains and rests on the island, footballer Steve McManaman got married at the Palma’s Cathedral, several stars of the Spanish summer soccer team in Mallorca or Ibiza and thus an endless list of athletes from All Categories.

Mallorca the birthplace of world champions – what stands out is the amazing number of Olympic medalists and world champions who have been born in this wonderful island: Mallorca is one of the regions of Spain that has more first level athletes per square meter.
Since the shooter Cristobal Tauler was proclaimed the first Mallorcan world champion back in the twenties, going through the Davis Cup with Carlos Moya and Rafa Nadal against Roddick; until the recent and many medals of Marga Crespí and Melani Costa in the swimming world championships in Barcelona.

Tòfol Castanyer, world champion of Mountain Racing; Margarita Fullana, Bronze in Sydney and several times BTT world champion; Miquel Capó runner-up in the world of Duathlon; Guillem Timoner, 6 times world champion on track; Joan Llaneras proclaimed 7 times world champion; as well as Miquel Alzamora or Toni Tauler medalists and world champions.
If we talk about tennis, we undoubtedly have Rafa Nadal on the retina, number one for 102 weeks and king of the clay. Carlos Moya, was the first Spanish to be number 1 of the ATP. Nuria Llagostera, first island tennis player to lift a Masters Cup and in football, the “Chichi” Soler and Gabi Vidal from Palma made history in 1992 by hanging the gold medal at the Olympic Games in Barcelona. To all this adding, of course, the numerous titles obtained by Miguel Ángel Nadal with FC Barcelona.

In motorcycling we have Jorge Lorenzo being 2 times world champion in moto GP and 2 more in category 250cc. Lluís Salom today number one in the overall Moto3.
In basketball, the historic Rullan or the Palmesan Rudy Fernandez who has been part of the national basketball gold generation; he won the European Championship in Poland, silver medal in the Olympic Games in Beijing and in 2006 he won the World Championship in Japan, was an NBA player and is currently one of the pillars of Real Madrid and the national team.
In Taekwondo it is necessary to highlight Brigitte Yagüe, who with three world championships, Olympic runner-up and four Europeans being the most awarded Spanish in this discipline. Another woman synonymous with triumph is Elena Gómez, who in 2002 was the first Mallorcan gymnast to hang a gold medal in a World Cup.

Mallorca the birthplace of world champions – National and international successes.

Mallorca the birthplace of world champions – certainly also in water sports. The national and international successes of Rafael Escalas and Xavi Torres, this last winner of 15 golds between world and Paralympic Games and Blanca Gil, one of the best water polo players on the international scene. In underwater fishing and sports, the Mallorcan ones stand out with up to 19 world champions!
In sailboats, the “pollensí” Pepote Ballester, who in 1996 won the gold medal of Atlanta or Jordi Calafat with his last two cups won in the Copa América os Sailwater.
Mallorca, the birthplace of world champions – where we also boast of having world champions of Majorcan crib in disciplines such as Petanque, Kick Boxing, Bodybuilding, Chess, Canoeing, Trial Bike, Golf, Olympic and Paralympic Shooting, Front Tennis or University Football.

Due to this, the Insular Department of Sports wants to continue offering acts of recognition of sports merits to federated athletes who have achieved meritorious results in national or international categories; since in this way, sport is promoted as a way of life, the efforts made are recognized and the rewards obtained are congratulated.

Undoubtedly and proudly, Mallorca has been and will continue being the birthplace of world champions as well as having a modern and vibrant city, full of history, culture, fun and first class gastronomy.

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Auditorium Mallorca – a magical world of spectacle

Auditorium Mallorca

The Auditorium Mallorca – a magical world full of spectacle – is located right in the middle of the bay of Palma, in the heart of the city and 10 minutes from the Palma de Mallorca Airport, which allows both local and foreign visitors to enjoy the best shows and events in Mallorca.

In 1969, the Center for Performing Arts and Conferences was built, which houses up to nine rooms, two of them, Sala Magna and Sala Mozart have a theater structure, equipped for the production of scenic arts with optimum visibility and sound to enjoy the theatrical interpretation, concerts, dance, ballet and all kinds of shows. At the same time both rooms serve as support for the realization of conventions and congresses.

The Auditorium Mallorca has a giant screen on the facade destined to the promotion of the most important shows that are on the billboard reaching an area of 11,000m2, turning it into a magical world full of spectacle and beauty at all levels.
The Auditorium Mallorca is the first building of these characteristics that is built in Spain, standing out with fantastic visibility, acoustics and comfort.

The next events in January that you can enjoy at Auditorium Mallorca, among many others, are the following:

– The great New Year’s concert (Johann Strauss Orchestra)next January 2, 2019
Inspired by the traditional musical event that takes place every year in Vienna, it includes the most famous titles of the king of the waltz, Napoleon, Flower Festival, The Emperor’s Waltz or Champagne. You will not miss the most famous waltz of all, The Beautiful Blue Danube, or the Radetzky march that, accompanied by the palms of the public, usually closes the evening. The concert is one of the most anticipated events of the musical season, due to the extraordinary festive climate that surrounds it and the enormous participation of an audience that, year after year, fills the halls. Therefore, you have to hurry to buy the tickets, which every year tend to run out with those looking for the perfect gift for Christmas.

– Moscow Ballet – on January 3 and 4, 2019

The Moscow Ballet will be in the Auditorium of Palma with The Swan Lake on January 3 and with The Nutcracker on January 4.
A wonderful dream began in 1989 when the director Timur Fayziev, soloist of the best Russian companies since his adolescence, founded the BALLET DE MOSCÚ with the aim of spreading his passion for the world of ballet. At present, the Moscow Ballet is proud of the strength of its experience, they have been 25 years on uninterrupted international tours. Its success lies in adding quality, commitment, passion for and with the world of Ballet.

– Mississippi Gospel ChoirChristmas to Gospel rhythmon January 6, 2019

Hallelujah! It offers an intense journey from spiritual songs of the nineteenth century, religious roots, to a tribute to the songs of protest and marches for freedom, where there is no shortage of well-known songs such as Oh Happy Day! The 20 best and greatest voices of black music come back to Auditorium Mallorca to make the audience vibrate again with its mixture of vitality and spirituality combined with those of funk and blues.

– Queen TributeBreak Free – January 25, 2019

One of the most powerful rock bands in history and all their successes return to the stage once again. This band manages to capture both the original sound and the style and staging that catapulted Queen to international fame. Topics like “We Are the Champions”, “Want to Break Free”, “We Will Rock You” or “Bohemian Rhapsody” that sounded in crowded macro festivals and football stadiums in the 70s and 80s today still ruffling the skin and setting the audience on fire

Symphonic Orchestra Illes Balears # 07 – Director: Pablo Mielgo, Violin: Midori Goto, Violin: Francisco Fullana – January 31, 2019

Another of the endless list of recommendations in this post, is undoubtedly for the symphony orchestra #7, ideal to revive the spirit of our ancestors and let ourselves be carried away by the sound of one of the most delicate and wonderful instruments: the violin.
Concert for Violin BWV 1042, MI MAJOR, J.S. BACH
Concert for Violin BWV 1041, LA MENOR, J.S. BACH
Concert for two violins BWV 1043, RE MENOR. J.S. BACH
Concert for two violins BWV 1052. J.S. BACH
Simfonia 3 “RENANA”, R. SCHUMANN

With these magnificent, historical and unforgettable shows, the RESERVATUM team wishes you a happy start to the new year full of great success and we recommend you visit the Auditorium Mallorca where you will undoubtedly enjoy events recognized and admired worldwide.

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Ballooning an adventure in Majorca

Ballooning an adventure in Majorca

Have you ever dreamed of being able to fly? If you want to join the adventure or have an experience that you never forget … Well, how about a balloon ride? Beyond its postcard landscapes, Majorca is the perfect place to enjoy unique adventures by land, sea and air. Ballooning an adventure in Majorca makes sense when all the adrenaline and maximum adventure is concentrated. On the island, you discover unique and exciting experiences that allow you to live them in the purest of insular nature.

Ballooning an adventure in Majorca is summarized in discovering Mallorca from the air and in slow motion, flying over the island in a hot air balloon, since this island is presented in a totally original way from the air and thanks to the number and variety of routes that offer these exciting trips. A walk that invites us to taste in slow motion and from the sky the most hidden and beautiful corners of the island.

There are standard excursions starting at 8 a.m. (6.30 a.m. in summer). After watching a video and receiving technical information, passengers prepare for the trip. The course is always indeterminate, since it depends on the weather conditions.
You can choose the excursions that best suit your taste, offering flights through the Sa Serra de Tramuntana, Cala d’Or, flights in the light of the moon, the Alps and even trips with breakfast and stewardess on board with video of the excursion. Under demand are also organized travels to other countries.

Germans, Majorcans and Russians are the most frequent customers, with an average age of 30 to 60 years.

Ballooning activity – an adventure in Mallorca is maintained all year round, although 95% is done in summer. In winter the most requested month is February, due to the flowering of the almond trees and Valentine’s Day.

Taking as departure base outstanding areas such as Canyamel, Portocolom, Cala Rajada, Cala Millor or Port d’Alcúdia, ballooning – an adventure in Majorca trips are perfect to live the island’s landscape experience in slow motion. A way to understand our physiognomy as a whole and the best way to know in detail the most exclusive coves and the most authentic natural parks, such as the Parc de L’Albufera.

Other recommended routes for Ballooning an adventure in Majorca are:

Hiking route through La Vall de Coanegra: with a journey of four hours approx.

A walk through the heart of the Torrent de Pareis: one of the most complicated routes due to its unevenness, however, known as the star of Mallorca.

Tijuana: located between Cala Santanyí and Cala Figuera, two of the most beautiful coastal areas of Mallorca.

In addition to this activity, you can also try paragliding, also organized by the companies that offer ballooning; a pure and very rewarding adrenaline experience.

Do not hesitate; enjoy this exciting ballooning an adventure in Majorca. It will be a wonderful trip that you can enjoy with your partner, family or friends from one of the unique experiences in life: be impressed by the spectacular views of the Mediterranean and have the opportunity to glimpse the most secret and exciting places on the island.

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Museums of Mallorca

Museums of Mallorca

Museums of Mallorca – Specifically the museum of Mallorca was created by decree of November 2, 1961, from the collections of the former Provincial Museum of Fine Arts, the Marroig collection, the archaeological collections owned by the State, the funds deposited by the Archaeological Society Lul liana and by the Prado Museum. Since then the funds have increased extraordinarily, divided into different sections: archeology, ethnography, fine arts and decorative and industrial arts.

The main headquarters are located in the house of the Counts of Ayamans, better known as Can Desbrull or popularly as Ca la Gran Cristiana. It has two sections in the Part Forana, the ethnological one in Muro and the monograph in Pollentia in Alcúdia.

The Museum of Mallorca is a scientific and cultural center that wants to satisfy the research, educational and play needs of the different types of users. It is also a place open to scientific research, study and consultation, learning, exploration, discovery and enjoyment, all referred to the field of history, art and culture of the island of Mallorca.

The house conserves a good part of the baroque pentagonal structure, only altered by the modifications made throughout the 19th century. In the subsoil, architectural structures from the Muslim era have also been discovered and among other remains.

The Museum of Mallorca was erected by the union of several old houses in the city of Palma.

It was not until 1976, when it opened its doors to the public: it has a height of three floors, a main portal with a semicircular arch, a noble floor with balconies and a loft with Gothic windows.
In 2010, its management resumed an underground excavation that had been carried out in the center of Palma in the late 1960s, and which continued in 1980, revealing the structures of a Muslim ceramic workshop belonging to the Almoravid dynasty, but that at that time, the works of archeology never finished.

The Museums of Mallorca have works by Francesc Comes and Joan Rosat, Gothic painters, as well as the Hispano-Flemish artists Pere Terrencs and Baltasar Buira, and the Renaissance artist Mateu López, all active in Mallorca.

Other important museums of Mallorca to visit are

  • Palau March
    The Palau opens its doors to the public as the new headquarters of the Bartolomé March Foundation with a permanent exhibition dedicated to medieval art, contemporary sculpture and the Neapolitan nativity scene. The building, located in the historic center of the city, next to the Cathedral and the Almudaina, has a museum; a public library specialized in the Balearic Islands and an auditorium. Price: 4.5 €
  • Castell de Bellver
    it is located on a hill 112 meters above sea level, in an area surrounded by forest, from where you can see the city, the port, Sa Serra de Tramuntana and the Pla de Mallorca. The design of a circular floor plan with attached circular towers seems to come from the upper Herodion complex (in the West Bank), also circular and with a large master tower and three smaller towers. The smaller towers are attached and the tribute is crossed by a wall so it is attached. This building have a porch in the courtyard either. Price: € 4 and for residents € 2.50.
  • Museu d’Art Espanyol Contemporani, Fundació Juan March i d’es Baluard with a price from € 4 – € 6 and if you go by bike, you will only pay € 2.

All these museums are true works of art that have been restored and cared for over centuries and centuries in Mallorca. Totally recommended if you visit the island to take in mind a bit of historicity.

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Christmas in Mallorca

Christmas in Mallorca

Christmas in Mallorca – a time of relaxation, renewal and celebration for family and friends. Whether you want to spend a few busy Christmas or if you prefer to spend more quietly, Mallorca offers a wide range of activities and places that lend themselves to it. It is essential to visit the Christmas markets that make us know the most charming part of the island.

Puerto Portals: from 15th December to 7th January

From 15th December, Puerto Portals will be a place full of Christmas in Mallorca spirit thanks to its “Christmas Market” with dozens of stalls, where, in addition to give us some ideas for the Christmas presents, you can enjoy a good culinary proposal, with traditional Christmas specialties and international dishes, such as “Kartoffelsalat” or “Lebkuchen”.

Plaza Major: open every day from 10:00h to 21:00h

The Plaza Mayor overflows with Christmas charm. You can buy decorative objects and gifts or visit the nativity scenes that are mounted in the different squares, being the most famous in the Plaza de Cort.

Pueblo Español: from 1st to 10th December

At Christmas in Mallorca, the streets and squares of Pueblo Español in Palma become a winter wonderland, with many gift stands, charming food and drink stands and, of course, the special appearances of Santa Claus. El Pueblo Español is located in the Son Dureta area and has free parking. Totally recommended, you will be fascinated.

Alaró: from 16th to 17th December

Discover Alaró during this 2-day Christmas market that takes place every year in December.

Port Adriano: from 21st December to 6th January

Port Adriano has a 300m2 track and a 30m long slide for the whole family.

Christmas in Mallorca – family activities time

There will be exhibitions, ice skating classes with access and use of free equipment and a Christmas concert.
The hours are from Monday to Friday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

The innumerable churches, sanctuaries and hermitages scattered throughout Mallorca pay special attention to their Christmas decoration. Join one of the most important social activities on the calendar of La Seu, the magnificent cathedral of Palma, on Christmas Eve. The Midnight Mass takes place at midnight on the day before Christmas and, here, it is an impressive event that also takes place in Lluc, the most sacred monastery in Mallorca.

Of course, do not miss the opportunity to visit the city of Palma, the heart of the city, during Christmas in Mallorca. There you will be able to walk seeing the Christmas markets and the lights that adorn the streets; they will make you believe that they are in a fairy tale allowing them to live the real Christmas.

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A day in the city of Palma

A day in the city of Palma

A day in the city of Palma – a cultural city, an accessible and close city, where everything is close. Arranged like a fan facing the sea, it is imbued with cultures that have inhabited the island throughout history. Palma invites you to discover the buildings that make it up, monuments that reflect the evolution of aesthetic trends for centuries in the more than 700 streets of its historic center. There you will be able to experiance the footprints of the cultures that have been developing it. A city full of magic and light, to contemplate, to enjoy, to dream, to discover new things every day, to taste, to live.

A few recommended visits are the following:

A day in the city of Palma – The City Council in Plaza de Cort

Palma City Council (Officially and in Catalan Ajuntament de Palma), also known as Cort, is one of the four public administrations with political responsibility in the city of Palma. Its facade was declared a historical-artistic monument in 1931.

A day in the city of Palma – Arab baths

They are one of the few samples that have come to us from the Muslim architecture in Mallorca considered as an Asset of Cultural Interest and Historical Heritage of Spain. It is located in Can Serra Street, nº 7.

A day in the city of Palma – Bellver Castle

The castle of Bellver is a fortification of Gothic style. It is located about 3 km from the city of Palma de Mallorca. It was built at the beginning of the 14th century by order of King Jaime II of Mallorca and was initially used as a prison to later become a museum. It is open every day except Mondays.

A day in the city of Palma – The Lonja and the Consolado del Mar

La Lonja of Palma or Sa Llotja is one of the masterpieces of Gothic architecture in Mallorca. Located in the old town of Palma, it is a perfect place that comes alive when the night begins. Among the multitude of restaurants and shops, stand out the “Jazz Club” of San Juan Street, “Ribello” – an Italian restaurant well known in this place – and the “Abaco Coktail Bar”, “La Bóveda” or the “Opio Bar & Restaurant”.
La Llotja and the “Consolat de Mar” are two unique buildings, located next to the pier, on the Paseo de Sagrera in Palma. They were built successively between the 15th and 17th centuries and, today, they are the seat of the Presidency of the Balearic Islands. In the Consulate you will find numerous works of art and the best architecture of the Mediterranean.

A day in the city of Palma – Palace of the Almudaina

The Royal Palace of La Almudaina is one of the most important monuments of Palma de Mallorca. Built in the Muslim era, it was one of the few monuments preserved after the Christian reconquest. The Almudaina stands in front of the Cathedral of Palma forming a group of extraordinary architectural beauty together with the pond of the “Parc de la Mar” and the boulevard Paseig del Born.

All are extraordinary places typical of a wonderful island that allows us to enrich ourselves with its environment and its life.

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TAPALMA – Competition and route of tapas and Cocktails 2018

TAPALMA – Competition and route of tapas and Cocktails 2018

TaPalma – An event to participate, try and create

TaPalma – from Wednesday, October 31 and until November 4 in Palma, the tapas fair will be held and, for two years now, also cocktails. In addition, on Monday, October 29, two days before the beginning of the gastronomic route, the TaPalma 2018 Contest will take place, where all the restaurants that register in TaPalma have the right to participate in the contest but, in no case, the obligation.

One of the main attractions is the celebration of the TaPalma 2018 Competition in which all the restaurants that enroll in TaPalma can participate.

The winners of the last edition were Rodrigo Vallejo, chef of the restaurant Shamrock, with two golds in the category of tapas: Tapa Tapama ‘Picnic’ and thematic cover ‘Quelypizza marinera’. While in the cocktail mode the winner of the Gold was the bartender Víctor Abal, from MG Little Italy with his creation ‘Deseo de otoño’.

The event, which will take place in just over a month, is full of novelties and surprises, and with a single objective, such as increasing the number of visitors, as well as the quality and professionalism of the tapas and cocktails presented.

An event aimed solely at catering partners Mallorca (the association offers discounts and promotions for all who want to associate and participate in TaPalma), whose goal is not only to revitalize the city for a few days thanks to the restoration sector, but to position Mallorca, and very specifically its capital, as the nerve center of Spanish gastronomy.

With this gastronomic event, the organization together with Restauración Mallorca, aims to lengthen the tourist season by attracting its restaurants, not only to the local public, but to national and foreign tourism during those months where there is a decrease in the public and, therefore, less activity.

The event, which will take place in just over a month, is full of new features and surprises, and with a single objective, such as increasing the number of visitors, as well as the quality and professionalism of the tapas and cocktails presented. The purpose of TaPalma is to continue supporting a vital sector in the daily economic activity and, at the same time, it depends on the flow of tourists and the general public.

In 2018, more than 30 establishments will be participating and the routes will include the areas of: Santa Catalina, Paseo Marítimo, Central Palma, Blanquerna, Génova, Playa de Palma, Mercado de San Juan, and Marratxí.

Time to enjoy

Registration is now open for this new edition of the gastronomic route, which has already become a classic of the autumns in Mallorca.
You can take a walk through these fantastic routes with your family and friends and spend some pleasant days combining gastronomy with culture and leisure in Mallorca.

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Mallorca Wine Express

Mallorca Wine Express

Mallorca Wine Express – Viticulture and wine production originated in the Caucasus (today Georgia) and in Asia Minor (Turkey). The first thing worth noting is that wine, throughout history, has been very well considered by Western high society, essential in any event or celebration and becoming a symbol and companion of treaties at historical level.
Mallorcan wine has become one of the most valued, opening the way among Europeans for many years and to make itself known, the island offers a very original and fun way to do it: the Mallorca wine Express.

It is a tourist train, decorated and decorated in the style of the nineteenth and twentieth century, which has its route through the center-north of the island (in the region of “Es Raiguer”) an area with quiet municipalities and full of vineyards following from Palma to Inca. The “Wine Express” is a peculiar way of getting to know everything related to Mallorcan wine, at the foot of vineyards and with visits to its wineries, where they will explain the elaboration processes that must be followed.

During the Mallorca wine express, they stop at different vineyards so they can taste the magnificent results of the vine while they receive an explanation about the different vines and the fruit that it produces. In the end, even with a tasting with aperitif of several types of wines, you can have dinner in the well-known Santa Maria del Camí restaurant, located next to the famous Macià Batle winery.

The end of the journey is carried out in the Bodegas Ca’n Ribas de Consell, a beautiful place where we can see again the process of wine storage and visit its former possession, in its interior patio we carry out the last tasting with wines, virgin olive oil and sweets Typical Mallorcan.

Apart from Santa María, with the tour we will visit the wine villages of Consell, Binissalem, Sencelles and although it does not fit within the route, we have other areas with very good wineries such as Felanitx, Banyalbufar or Andratx.

 Information about the Mallorca Wine Express

  • Santa María del Camí Station
  • Times: Monday to Friday, departures at 10:30 am and 3:00 pm (Saturdays only at 10:30 am)
  • Prices:
    o Adults: € 35 (including the tasting of four wines and appetizer)
    o Children from 5 to 12 years old: € 5
    o From 12 to 18 years old: € 10
    o Under 5 years old, free
  • Duration: between 3 and 4 hours

In addition to the tasting that you carry out in each winery, the client can taste any other wine that the wineries offer for a special price from € 1 per glass.

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“Ses Païsses” – Mallorca

Ses Païsses

“Ses Païsses” – the talayotic village

“Ses Païsses” is located at the exit of Artà to Capdepera, inside a holm oak forest above a small hill. The archaeological site, with an antiquity of more than 3.000 years, was declared in 1946 a Historical-Artistic Monument and between 1959 and 1963 the Italian professor Giovanne Lilliu made important discoveries about its constructions.

The Talayotic town of “Ses Païsses” was formed around a central talayot with a circular floor, a building that dominates the complex fulfilling its main mission of defense and surveillance and was developed with the construction of several rooms, a hypostyle hall and a defensive wall. According to Giovanne Lilliu, the site was used until the 2nd or 1st century BC, when its inhabitants, along with those of other towns in the area, settled at the foot of the hill of Sant Salvador, where today the town of Artà is located.

Without even having left the town, at a roundabout, we will find a sign to the right. Following less than one kilometer along this local road, we will arrive at the enclosure (camí de Sa Corballa s / n), which is open to the public:

  • From November to March from 9 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 5 pm, Monday to Friday (Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, closed)
  • From April to October from 10 am to 1 pm and from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm, from Monday to Saturday (including holidays).

The price for “Ses Païsses” is € 2 per entrance to this famous archaeological site of “Ses Païsses” including a tourist guide to make the itinerary. In addition, by purchasing the “Artacard” you can visit other places of cultural interest for € 3.

In order to facilitate your tour of Ses Païsses you should know that it has a parking area and also a picnic space under the shade of the sturdy oaks.

As a curiosity, in front of the door of the main entrance of the enclosure is a monolith dedicated to Miquel Costa i Llobera, poet and priest born in Pollença in 1854.

The town of “Ses Païsses” is one of the largest in Mallorca, with more than one hectare and is one of the best preserved, since its definitive abandonment, in the middle of the first century AD. it was not reoccupied, except occasionally: next to the central door was located an Arab hut and some coal activity as a lime kiln. In reality the life of the town was cut abruptly with the Roman conquest in 123 BC, but a small nucleus survived until the Romans founded a new settlement in the current town of Artà, under the Sant Salvador hill where, by the way, you can also see a Talayotic wall used as the foundation of the medieval wall.
“Ses Païsses” fell finally into oblivion but nowadays it is one of the fundamental sites to understand the way of life of the Talayotic and Balearic.

In addition, we recommend to visit also the Roman city of Pollentia. It is the most important archaeological site on the island of Mallorca and is located near Alcúdia, although its name was inherited several centuries later by the town of Pollensa.

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Posidonia in the Balearics

Oceanic Posidonia

OCEANIC POSIDONIA – A TREASURE TO BE PRESERVED.

Oceanic Posidonia is an aquatic plant, endemic to the Mediterranean Sea, belonging to the family Posidoniaceae. It is not an alga because it has the typical characteristics of terrestrial plants – roots, stems and leaves of up to one meter long.

Posidonia oceanic forms underwater meadows with an incredible ecological importance. It feeds more than 400 species of underwater plants and 1,000 species of marine and plant animals that find food and protection in the meadows and are also used for gastronomic purposes.

They are organized in clumps of 6 or 7 leaves, finding the oldest ones on the outside and the youngest ones in the interior reproducing both sexual and asexual way by stolons.

This species is found only in the Mediterranean Sea occupying an area of ??approximately 38,000 km², thus becoming a key species of the coastal marine ecosystem. Some believe that posidonia on the beaches is considered a solid waste and that, therefore, it should be eliminated. On the other hand, others consider that posidonia could be used as composting material, although this is prohibited by the Italian law 748/84, which prohibits the use of “algae and marine plants” for the preparation of compost.

On the beaches, especially in winter, there are also brown “balls” of Posidonia fibers formed by the waves.

It lives between 1 and 30 meters deep and, exceptionally, only in very clear waters, it can reach up to 40 meters, with temperatures between 10 and 28ºC.

The main factors that threaten the oceanic Posidonia meadows are maritime works, the pollution of coastal waters, the generation of artificial beaches and removal of dead leaves that reach the beaches and the anchorage of boats.

These ecosystems, which occupy approximately half a million km², are in decline on a global scale, with an estimated loss rate of 1-2% per year (four times the rate of loss of tropical forests); in the Mediterranean, however, this figure rises to 5%. In addition, the slow growth of these plants (2 cm / year) and their scarce seed production make the losses irreversible, since the recovery of a pasture requires several centuries.

The Balearic Islands have an area of ??55,795 hectares of Posidonia meadow, of which 7,650 hectares correspond to the waters of Formentera. This translates into 76.5 million m² to protect only in Formentera.

Let’s take care of the posidonia, value our ecosystem and respect nature. It is a treasure that was born so that we can preserve it, appreciate it and enjoy letting itself be part of the wonderful beaches of the Mediterranean and of the beauty that we can admire under the sea.