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lunes, diciembre 17, 2012

Navidad en Palma de MALLORCA #PALMA365

Christmas is a perfect time to fly to Majorca because of the beauty of the city  and here you have 10 to do things in Christmas in Majorca
1) Nativity Scenes Around Palma

This is one of the most typical and traditional things to do at Christmas. The visitor can see some of the most beautiful, ornate and oldest nativity scenes around Palma, for example, in the “Iglesia de la Sang”, the crib dates back to 1480. In Palma Town Hall the nativity scene reflects island life and all the figures are handmade. Other nativity scenes on display include: Can Marquès, Caputixines, La Misericòrdia, Paseo de la Artesania and Santa Magdalena. Further information can be obtained from any of the local tourist offices.

2) Christmas Markets

A large selection of Christmas goods, including everything you need to make your own nativity scene, will go on sale in early December in Palma’s two main plazas: Placa Major and Placa España. In addition, live street entertainment will be taking place around the city each weekend leading up to Christmas. Christmas Shopping - the majority of shops throughout Palma are open throughout the day (although some traditionally close at lunchtime). The strength of sterling makes Mallorca particularly good value for the British on a wide selection of goods over prices in the UK.

3) Christmas Food & Wine

The local ministry of agriculture has been promoting local produce via its “Rutas de Bon Gust” (Food & Wine Tasting Routes) and particularly the island’s developing wine industry. At this time of year, most of the bodegas featured in their programme, provide special packaging with purchases of wine, which makes the ideal gift. Information is given in English on their website:

Many of the hotels on the island offer Christmas and New Year Packages and special menus. For example, Hotel Horizonte  is offering a 3 day package over Christmas in All Inclusive with sea view and Gala dinner and Santa Party  from 199 euros per person plus local tax, . For more details: Tel: + 34 971 400 969  or

Palma de Mallorca. old part of the city in Mallorca

On the other side of the island overlooking the mountain village of Puigpunyent, The Gran Hotel Son Net,  Further information:
Tel: (+34) 971 147 000 or

Christmas Concert

On December 20th The Balearic Symphony Orchestra will be performing Handel’s Messiah as the special Christmas concernt in Palma’s Auditorium. For tickets and further information: Tel: + 34 971 73 47 35.

 Midnight Mass Service LA

The traditional service will be in held in Palma’s magnificent cathedral at 11pm on December 24th. Further information: Tel: (+ 34) 971 72 31 30.

 information from any local tourist office.
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On December 31st in Palma the city will commemorate the religious festivities and the anniversary of the Christian conquest of Palma by King Jaume 1st in 1229. The celebrations start in Placa Cort in the morning followed by a religious service in the Cathedral and a horse calvacade at midday. The celebrations continue with traditional Mallorcan dancing and music. Further information: Palma Town Hall

New Year’s Eve

Everyone takes to the streets to greet the New Year all over the island. Traditionally bands play in front of the local town hall and the bells ring out the Old Year whilst revellers open bottles of “cava” and eat 12 grapes in time with the chimes up to midnight.

Three Kings – January 5th

On Mallorca, and indeed the whole of Spain, the main Christmas gifts are exchanged on this night. The arrival of the Three Kings (January 5th) is celebrated with elaborate parades throughout the island, sweets and presents are thrown to the children in the crowds. In Palma, the Three Kings arrive by boat and the main parade starts at the Paseo Maritimo and moves on through the old town. Further

View to the kathedrale of Palma de Mallorca from the harbour in Mallorca

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