The 1912 palatial hotel was built on the former site of the palace of the Duke and Duchess of Medinaceli. A string of famous guests have stayed here from Salvador Dali to novelist Isabel Allende and movie director Richard Attenborough, but well-heeled business travelers tend to dominate. The entrance hall, decorated with murals of Italian […]
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The Town Council of Calvià and the Neighbourhood Association of Santa Ponça have been collaborating in the organisation of the festivities that include an extensive programme of activities with history, popular culture, art, leisure activities and musical events. First fortnight of September.
The town of Sant Joan will celebrate Fourth Sunday, March 11, the “Festa des Pa i es Peix”, also known as the “Quart Diumenge de Quaresma” (Fourth Sunday in Lent). The “Festa des Pa i es Peix”, that has been held at the Santuari de Consolació in Sant Joan for many years, remembers the biblical episode of the multiplying of the loaves and fishes by Jesus. It consists of an on-foot procession to the church that is dedicated to the Mare de Déu de la Consolació (Our Mother of Consolation), situated on the Consolació Hill.
This piano festival has a long tradition running back to 1930. It consists of a series of concerts held in the cloister of Valldemossa Monastery. Its main focus is on works by Chopin, played by both renowned pianists as well as up-and-coming young talent. Apart from the piano recitals, the festival has other activities such as artistic installations and exhibitions of avant-garde plastic arts, performances, etc. These extras have been introduced to modernise and update the romantic message of Chopin and his partner, the writer George Sand. Dates from Aug 5, 2012 to Aug 26, 2012.