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 [...]
Tag: Mallorca festivals
The city of Palma demonstrates St. Catalina Thomàs’ popularity with Palma residents and Mallorcans in general with a traditional profession of floats, music and dances on the third Saturday in October.
There is no doubt that the most significant event during these summer festivities will be the performance offered by the Cossiers, with their very singular typical dance.
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.
One of the most popular festivities, declared of interest for tourists, on the Island of Majorca is the Beata Sor Catalina Thomàs Procession, a celebration that takes place in the village of Santa Margalida on the first weekend in September.
Every year, in commemoration of its founding by King James II in 1300, the town of Capdepera journeys back in time to the Middle Ages to revisit how the town’s inhabitants lived in those days. A medieval market is held in Capdepera Castle each third weekend in May, a popular event that takes the opportunity [...]
The city of Inca, the largest town in the Raiguer zone, will be organising a varied programme of events to fete its patron saints, while inviting residents and visitors to partake in the activities.
One of the most outstanding celebrations to take place in the city of Palma in this year’s programme of summer festivities is the well-known Saint Bernat Procession on 19th August, origin of which dates from the time of the founding of the Secar de la Real Monastery, and during which the pilgrims would travel to [...]
The main event in this celebration recreates the battle of May 30, 1550 against Dragut the Corsair and his band of pirates.
There is an ancient tradition associated to the Feast of Corpus Christi of which only the town of Pollença can boast: Ball de les Àguiles (Dance of the Eagles) and the ritual dance known as Sant Joan Pelós (Hairy St. John). Corpus Christi, celebrated sixty days after Easter Sunday, is a colourful, traditional holiday in [...]
Junipero Serra was the founding father of California and was born here in Petra in 1713. He is celebrated on the third Sunday of September with a fair that offers various activities and a parade of floats in his memory. Petra also contains a museum dedicated to his life.