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lunes, junio 09, 2008

Shopping Avenues in Palma

Palma is an exciting city to visit. The main shopping areas are Avinguda
Jaume III and the Passeig des Born for up-market boutiques and the
pedestrian streets around Placa Major for small specialist shops. Centro
Comercial Porto Pi is a modern shopping mall and hypermarket complex, 2km
from the centre.
Avinguda Jaume III is the newest entrant on the shopping block. The elegant
avenue is choc-a-bloc with chic n classy shops for fashion, both men and
women, as well as jewellery and gifts. The streets of Bonair, Sta. Maria del
Sepulcro and Sant Marty are for bargain hunters. You can go mall shopping at
Galerias Preciados, Spain's most popular department chains. At the Passeig
des Born, one can find interesting variety of shops ranging from the fashion
accessories of' Loewe to the alpagateria (traditional rope shoes) of
Cesteria del Centro.

Browse the best known toy shop, Arlequin, smell the beautiful flowers at the
flower market in La Rambla, taste the irresistible mouth watering chocolates
at Can Frasquet and Cas Net.

Your stroll around Palma will bring you to shops selling locally blown
glassware, carved olive wood crafts and beautiful material in the local
"llengua" design. Enter Sant Miquel street to find a wide variety of
clothing, hardware and pastry shops, especially interesting is alpalpateria
Fornes selling all kinds of articles made of woven straw, from shoes to
shopping bags.

For finely textured needlework, Casa Bonet, Plaça Federico Chopin 2, sells
hand-embroidered sheets, tablecloths, napkins and pillowcases with ancient
designs and floral motifs.

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