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Enjoy Concerts at Son Marroig

The Deià International Music Festival is back this year for its 46th edition. The concerts are on Wednesdays from June 26th until October 2nd and take place in the beautiful setting of Son Marroig – the traditional Mallorcan estate that captured the Archduke Ludwig Salvator’s heart in the late 19th century and became his home.

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Discover Mallorca’s Birds

Birdwatching enthusiasts shouldn’t miss a visit to Mallorca’s largest wetland, S’Albufera, which is designated a Wetland Area of International Importance. In the north of the island, it’s close to the resorts of Platja de Muro and Can Picafort – yet seems a world away from the tourist bustle.

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Visit Manacor’s Spring Fair

Until the 6th of June, the town of Manacor in Mallorca celebrates its spring fair. The programme of events can be found on the town hall’s website but only in ‘mallorquín’. Events include sports, a wine-tasting workshop, routes to discover Manacor, and the inauguratin of the art exhibition, ‘People’, by Miquel Sebastian at the Centre Cultural S’Agricola.

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Support a Charity helping Children in the Balearics

The Balearics are such beautiful islands that it can be easy to forget that many children living here are disadvantaged for a variety of reasons.

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Friday 10th – 15:00h-21:00h
Saturday 11th – 11:00h-21:00h /
17:00h Auction of artworks
Sunday 12th 11:00h-17:00h

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Visit the Shoe Museum in Inca

If you have a fascination for footwear, you’ll find plenty of shoe shops in Palma for some retail therapy. Mallorca’s association with shoemaking goes back centuries and some of today’s brands from the island – such as Camper, Carmina, Lotusse, and Bestard – are known around the globe.

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Have a Taste of Nautical Life

If you hanker after the boating life or are already a nautical enthusiast, then Mallorca has just the event for you next week. The Palma International Boat Show launches on Thursday, 25th and continues until Sunday, 28th, at the Moll Vell, opposite La Lonja.

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Enjoy a Wine Weekend in Pollença

Mallorca’s most popular wine-tasting fair happens this month – and this year the Fira del Vi in Pollença is on the same weekend as the Palma International Boat Show, so some diary planning may be required if you enjoy all things nautical and wine.

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Visit a Traditional Fair

Mallorca has many traditional fairs – also known as ‘firas’ or ‘ferias’ – throughout the year. Visiting them is a great way to discover more about the island’s culture, gastronomy, artisans, and agriculture.

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Enjoy the ‘Fruit of the Earth’

If your passions are art and wine, this exhibition launching on Good Friday and continuing throughout the season should be of interest. The Danish-owned winery Bodega BiniVista at Biniali near Sencelles is hosting its second Easter art exhibition.

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See awesome views of Palma

There’s a view of Palma that many visitors don’t get to see: the panorama from the roof terraces of Palma’s magnificent Gothic cathedral known as La Seu. But until the end of October, it’s possible to climb the steps up to the rooftop, where you can walk around the flying buttresses, see the Cathedral’s famous large rose window, the bell tower, and enjoy the ultimate skyline view of Palma and the bay.

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Celebrate the Grape Harvest

Binissalem is the town where Mallorca’s grape harvest is celebrated each year at the ‘Festa des Vermar’. This year’s fiesta is the 57th of its kind and the packed programme of events began on the 15th of this month.

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September fun in Santa Ponça

An historic event from the 13th century is still celebrated every September in Mallorca’s southwest. In September 1229, King Jaume I of Aragon and his Christian knights and soldiers landed in Santa Ponça, to conquer the Moors and reclaim Mallorca.

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Soak up a View from a Mirador

Who doesn’t love a fabulous view? Preferably with the Mediterranean in the background. Mallorca has some amazing viewpoints – or ‘miradores’ – and it’s worth a drive to soak up a sensational panorama.

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SPOT THE SUNDIALS

The sun shines on over 300 days a year in Mallorca, so it’s not surprising that the island has a lot of sundials – which are part of its cultural heritage. The island is said to have around a thousand – some three hundred of which are in Palma alone. It’s one of the highest concentrations of sundials in Europe.

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Cinema under the Sky

Watching a movie under the stars is a fun way to enjoy a balmy August night and this month there are two places in Palma where you can enjoy a free, outdoor screening of a film.

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Browse & Buy at a Night Market

Visiting one of Mallorca’s many weekly markets may not have much appeal during a searing hot July or August day, but if you enjoy browsing craft-market stalls for tasteful local and artisan-made items in cooler temperatures, check out one of the summer’s night markets.

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Attend an Outdoor Concert in a Castle

Sitting on a balmy evening under the darkening sky as you listen to classical music in the open courtyard of one of Europe’s few round fortresses is a summer treat in Mallorca. The venue is the Gothic-style Castell de Bellver, located on a hilltop and surrounded by forest to the west of the centre of Palma.

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Follow Mallorca’s Literary Set

Mallorca is the setting for quite a few contemporary novels, written by authors inspired by living or holidaying on this island. But taking writing inspiration from beautiful Mallorca isn’t something new: famous literary figures from history include Robert Graves, Jules Verne, Josep Pla, Llorenç Villalonga, and Ramon Llull.

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Celebrate the Summer in Mallorca

Summer officially arrives next week and that means it’s time for one of the season’s best-loved and most magical fiestas, Sant Joan, which happens on Friday, the 23rd – the eve of the saint’s day.

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ATTEND AN INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL


 

MAY 29th, 2023

Cultural treats of a musical nature await you this summer in Mallorca. The 45th Deià International Music Festival begins in June, with concerts throughout the summer until late September. Traditionally, these concerts took place at beautiful Son Marroig on the rugged Tramuntana coastline and most of them still do, but other venues are also on the programme.

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VISIT A GREAT WEEKEND POP-UP MARKET


 

MAY 22nd, 2023

Fashion, urban art, food trucks, and music. If those sound like your kind of fun, don’t miss this year’s AfterSun Market – the seventh edition – which brings all these things together in one exciting pop-up event this spring. It happens over four weekends and has a great location in southwest Mallorca.

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GO BACK TO THE MIDDLE AGES


 

MAY 15th, 2023

Each spring the hilltop town of Capdepera in the northeast of Mallorca hosts a Medieval Market – a three-day event that’s one of the most popular traditional events on the island.

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PROTECTING OUR POSIDONIA


Photo by Benjamin L. Jones on Unsplash

MAY 8th, 2023

Enjoying the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean is one of the pleasures of being in Mallorca, and it’s thanks to the seagrass Posidonia – one of the oldest living organisms on the planet – that the waters around our island are so appealing. The underwater Posidonia meadows are known as “the lungs of the Mediterranean”: they help maintain the biodiversity and transparency of the sea – and produce about half of the oxygen we breathe. If you’ve spotted strange, brown balls on the beach, you’ve seen dead seagrass that’s been washed ashore.

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SEE VULTURES UP CLOSE IN MALLORCA

MAY 2nd, 2023

Look up at the sky above Mallorca and you’re likely to spot large birds of prey, such as red kites, on the wing. Not many visitors though realise that Mallorca is also an important habitat for vultures. The island is home to two types of vultures who live in the Serra de Tramuntana.

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TASTE WINES FROM MALLORCA

APR 24th, 2023

One of Mallorca’s most popular wine-tasting events celebrates its 20th edition this year: the Fira del Vi de Pollença – or Pollença Wine Fair – is on over the weekend of May 6th and 7th.

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ALL ABOARD FOR THE BOAT SHOW

APR 17th, 2023

Even dedicated landlubbers will find something to enjoy at this year’s Palma International Boat Show, the event that’s seen as the start of the Mediterranean nautical season. It’s a good day out for all, with plenty to see – especially for those who own or dream of owning a boat.

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EASTER EATS

APR 3rd, 2023

As well as being an important religious festival in Mallorca, Easter is a time for families to get together around a table to enjoy the foods associated with this time of year. And Mallorca has some traditional Easter eats that visitors should try while they’re here.

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Bring Out Your Inner Artisan in Mallorca

SEP 26th, 2022

If you enjoy a gin and tonic occasionally, imagine being able to drink or offer a gin that you made right here in Mallorca. In Santa Catalina in Palma, the Mallorca Gin Distillery offers fun workshops during which you’ll hear fascinating tales about gin’s history in Europe, have a gin-tasting session, enjoy four gin cocktails, and make, bottle, and label your very own gin – crafted to your own taste. The bottle will be wax sealed so you can pack it safely in your luggage.

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CELEBRATE THE GRAPE HARVEST IN BINISSALEM

SEP 12nd, 2022

The grapes were harvested earlier this year because of the hotter-than-usual summer, but the ´Festa des Vermar´ – celebrating the harvest – takes place over the usual period in the town of Binissalem. After a two-year break because of the pandemic, expect plenty of enthusiasm for the 56th edition of the popular Festa des Vermar.

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CLIMB UP TO THE ROOF OF LA SEU

June 27th, 2022

There’s a view of Palma that many visitors don’t get to see: the panorama from the roof terraces of Palma’s magnificent Gothic cathedral known as La Seu. But during the summer months it’s possible to climb the steps up to the rooftop, where you can walk around the flying buttresses, see the Cathedral’s famous large rose window, the bell tower, and enjoy the ultimate skyline view of Palma and the bay.

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Fire and Fiesta means Midsummer

June 13rd, 2022

The summer solstice is next week and is celebrated with an unforgettable fiesta in Mallorca involving fire and water. It happens on Thursday, June 23rd – the eve of Sant Joan.

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ATTEND AN INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL

May 30th, 2022

If you’re a fan of chamber and classical music, the Deià International Music Festival should be on your calendar this summer. First held in 1978, this Festival has grown significantly over the years and in its 44th edition includes concerts in a few additional locations, as well as the traditional setting of the Son Marroig property on the northwest coast, near Deià.

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Concert details and online tickets HERE!




STAND UP & PADDLE

May 16th, 2022

If you’re tempted by the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean, how about trying one of Mallorca’s hugely popular water sports? When it comes to finding a sport you can learn – or practise – easily on holiday, stand up paddle boarding (or SUP) is the one. Not only can you become proficient quickly, SUP is also suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels.

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Sample Mallorca’s Wines

May 2nd, 2022

A visit to the annual Fira del Vi in the town of Pollensa is an excellent introduction to the number and variety of Mallorca’s wines and wineries, or bodegas. It’s an opportunity to taste some of the wines and talk to the people who make them.

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Fira del Vi opening times:
Saturday, May 7th – 10 - 20:30 h
Sunday, May 8th – 10 - 14 h


Ticket office closes one hour before the fair closes.