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The old wall of Es Baluard
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The old wall of Es Baluard

Today, we are going to make an incursion in another interesting subject of Palma’s life and history: Es Baluard, which we want to hold out as it is – an extremely important cultural heritage. As you might have known, until the end of the 19th century, the historic center of Palma was completely surrounded by walls. If you ask yourself from which period do they come, well, the response should be quite open: ...
Plaza de Cort: Majorca’s Heart
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Plaza de Cort: Majorca’s Heart

We know that this title might sound a bit overrated, but we have a very good reason for keeping it like it is. If Madrid is known for its emblematic “Puerta de Sol”, Palma de Mallorca also has its own gem: plaza de Cort, the point 0 of Majorca. And when we say 0, we actually mean it: it’s the kilometer 0 of the city. It will cost you something to find out where it’s being written that, but it may be a good ...
The gardens of ‘S’Hort del rei’: a green Arab touch
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The gardens of ‘S’Hort del rei’: a green Arab touch

Continuing our series of describing Palma’s iconic buildings, today we are going to present you a new beautiful place, that’s just next to the royal palace of the Almudaina: the “Hort del Rei” - "orchard of the king". It is made of small gardens that in the past were also royal property and included fruit trees, vegetables, medicinal plants and ornamental plants. This is the actual source of the ...
The Royal Palace of La Almudaina: royal history and fame
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The Royal Palace of La Almudaina: royal history and fame

Next to the very well-known cathedral, symbol of religious power, there is the royal palace of the Almudaina, a symbol of civil power. Here the Arabs settled and, after the Reconquista, it has hosted the courts of the kingdoms of Mallorca, Aragon and Spain. A bit of history The remains of the Arab baths, the collections of Flemish tapestries and antique clocks, the rooms full of pomp all this and ...
The Diocesan Museum of Palma
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The Diocesan Museum of Palma

We all like museums, but it’s true that depending on time, things may variate. For example, if all we have for visiting is a weekend, then, it wouldn’t be a good idea to spend it all in museums, unless if this was the reason of our visit. Surely, we would like to dedicate some time to walk and enjoy the city calmly. Therefore, in this article we’ll present you one museum only, one of the most beautiful of ...
Palma’s Cathedral – an all-pervading presence in Palma
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Palma’s Cathedral – an all-pervading presence in Palma

Even if your staying in the Balearic Island’s capital city for a short period, there is something that you have to see while in Palma: Palma de Majorca’s Cathedral. It won’t cost you that much, because la “Seu”, as it is known for the locals can be easily spotted, considering that it is situated in the downtown of the city. Needless to mention that its dimension is impressive and you can’t actually “skip” ...
Ecological design pop-up store
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Ecological design pop-up store

A three-day event inspired by the nature of Majorca and the values of ecological design will be held in Palma during these days. Open to public, this event also features music by groups and popular DJ’s.  Simple Smart Food    Because this event is focused on a smart and healthy way of living, a Simple Smart Food Bar will be providing food and beverages, including a range of healthy cocktails.  Keep in ...
Art fair
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Art fair

An incredible art fair will be hosted during this weekend at the Porto Pi Shopping Centre in Palma. Here, more than 30 experienced artist and photographers will present their work and we think that it would be a great opportunity to spend some family time. Previously in Madrid, now in Palma Originally, this fair was held in Madrid, for more than 27 years. This year will be our first year in celebrating ...
Book fair in Palma de Mallorca
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Book fair in Palma de Mallorca

As we have always tried to pinpoint, Majorca’s public agenda is a place where diversity is at its best. We try to mingle each and every type of activity in order to create varieties of activities both for locals and for tourists worldwide. This is our way of entertaining people and spreading the message that however you are, you’ll certainly find your place here. Bookster? A trip, or a lifestyle, ...
Revival
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Revival

We are going to continue the mapping of the events as it was announced at the beginning of this week with one festival that means a lot to us: an historic battle for the kingdom of Majorca is commemorated annually by lots of locals. Traditions with a bit of history This symbolic route that locals do starts from Port Sóller, the place in which the Moors entered to invade this place in 1561. Somehow, ...
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