Category: Balearic Islands

Ibiza Creativity Festival

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Artists from a variety of disciplines (painting, music, sculpture, theatre…) come together for over a week in Ibizatown. Dates from Oct 17, 2012 to Oct 19, 2012.
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Palma de Mallorca Fira del Ram

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The Fira del Ram is an amusement park that brings together attractions by the hundred and visitors by the thousands every year. March/April.
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Santuari de Lluc, Majorca

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The sanctuary at Lluc is the spiritual centre of Mallorca and has been a place of pilgrimage for over 800 years. The main point of interest is the little statue of the Virgin (La Moreneta de Lluc), which, so the story goes, was found in a cave by an Arab shepherd boy who had converted to Christianity. The image was initially moved to the church but it kept returning to the same spot. A chapel was built to house this miraculous object and this has since been decorated with precious stones. Thousands of pilgrims now arrive here every year to pay homage. Continue Reading

Santanyi, Majorca

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Santanyi old town is full of stone houses built from the local honey-coloured sandstone. The same sandstone was used in the building of the cathedral in Palma and Castell Bellver. Continue Reading

Colonia de Sant Jordi, Majorca

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The town of Colonia de Sant Jordi lies on the southern end of the island. It has a handful of modest hotels, a few restaurants, a pretty beach and an interesting harbour. Continue Reading

Palma Cathedral

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Palma’s cathedral, La Seu, is the most precious architectural treasure of the Balearic Islands and is regarded as one of Spain’s most outstanding Gothic structures. Continue Reading

Felanitx, Majorca

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From a distance, the busy little town of Felanitx looks as though it is surrounded by a wall with many turrets. As you approach, it becomes apparent that these are windmills built on the outskirts of town. Continue Reading

Inca, Majorca

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Inca is the third largest town on the island. A modern industrial place, visitors come here nevertheless, attracted by the cheap leather goods in Avinguda General Luque and Gran Via de Colon. Thursday, market day, is Inca’s busiest time. The stalls lining the streets and squares stretch over several districts of town. Here you can buy almost anything – souvenirs, household goods, flowers and food. Continue Reading

Train from Palma to Port de Soller

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The most enjoyable way to travel from Palma to Soller is aboard the “Red Arrow”, an electric narrow-gauge railway line, which opened in 1912. After passing through farmland, the 27-km (17-mile) route winds its way through the steep peaks and valleys of the Serra de Tramuntana. The line is justifiably regarded as one of the most attractive in Europe, and the narrow-gauge rolling stock, musty carriages and clanking engine only add to the experience. Continue Reading

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Spain: Ibiza town

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The capital of the island is situated in the municipality of Ibiza with its impressive walled centre which was named World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. This international distinction recognizes the historical, cultural and architectural importance of the best-preserved coastal fortress in the Mediterranean. The acropolis of Dalt Vila is full of narrow streets and monuments such as the castle or the cathedral. It has been a crossroads for different cultures for hundreds of years, nowadays the surroundings of the fortress are the stage for concerts, poetry events, exhibitions and cultural activities throughout the entire year. Continue Reading