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March 2018

Portals Vells
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Portals Vells

Today, we are still in the southwestern part of Majorca, in the community of Calvia, and we are going to talk about Portals Vells, a small bay, at only 6 kilometers from the egregious party town, Magaluf. Portals Vells beach is soothe, quiet and reposeful. It is popular among locals, the good part of it being here is that there are generally lesser crowds due to its small size. Like in the Illeta’s Beach ...
Illetas Beach
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Illetas Beach

Situated in the southwestern coast of Mallorca, at about 10 km from Palma, this extremely popular during the summer season beach can be found in the community of Calvia, between Cala Mayor and Portals Nous. A calm, beautiful bay, full of high-end hotels, shops and restaurants compounds a totally impressive scenario. Completely eye-catchy, by its mesmerizing beautifulness, this beach is the largest out of ...
Music addict and traveler? Majorca is the answer!
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Music addict and traveler? Majorca is the answer!

It’s more than normal for us that, when we want to travel, not to give up our passions! For example, if we are the type of person that often goes to concerts, why wouldn’t we do the same especially on vacay? If you choose Majorca as destination, you will have the opportunity to assist to all types of concerts during the whole year! The word that best describes what happens in Majorca in terms of ...
Portals Nous – a cosmopolitan village in Majorca
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Portals Nous – a cosmopolitan village in Majorca

Portals Nous is a tiny, free of stress, town to the west of Palma. Located at only 12 km from the capital, it’s one of the most popular choices among tourists. But, don’t think that only for being a small town they do not have shopping centers! As we have mentioned before, Majorca has lots of that! The main street of Portal Nous is Carretera d ’Andratx, where you could find a wide selection of shops, ...
Modernism’s influence over the city of Palma
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Modernism’s influence over the city of Palma

The cultural influence that we call modernism arrived in Majorca thanks to the existence of key figures in Catalan Modernism. Among these figures, the one that stands totally out from the crowd is Antoni Gaudí. Of course, there are also some other names, but Gaudí is the one that has a widely acknowledge international prestige. Most of Modernist works were the outcome of the private initiatives of ...
Bellver Castle
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Bellver Castle

At 112.6 m above sea level, the Bellver castle imposes its overpowering character all over the bay, and over a large part of Majorca. All of this, at only 3 kilometers from the city center. Among all the constructions that had been built in these ages, the Bellver was, and still is, one of the most notorious, prominent and unique buildings that have ever raised in Majorcan territory. The castle was put ...
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Casal Solleric

Our next stop is now on the Paseo del Born street, on number 27. Here, our cultural tour of Palma will focus on another wonderful monument that Palma offers us: Casal Solleric. It is one of the not many examples all over the city of houses edified from zero in the second half of the 18th century. By being so, the result represents a syncretic and integrated concept, without any mediaeval traces in ...
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Can Oleza

Let’s start our week continuing with our cultural tour of Palma. Today, I want to present you a totally unique late 17th century patio. It’s called Can Oleza, and its peculiarity relies on the marvelous combination of all the elements that thereinafter became the distinctive feature of Palma’s houses. Obviously, I’m talking about Ionic columns, low segmental arches, loggias and iron balustrades. The ...
S’Hort del Rei
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S’Hort del Rei

S’Hort del Rei is a historic garden situated in Palma de Mallorca, with its roots back into the medieval ages. It was a medieval garden located outside the walls of the Alumdaina palace.

In the 14th century, this area enjoyed a golden century, when the garden was full of fruits, vegetable gardens. Then, in the 19th century, this area was developed as a plan for remaking the surroundings ...
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Parc de la Mar

In one of our previous articles we have mentioned something about this wonderful place, but the time has come to talk a little bit more about it! Parc de la Mar is one of Palma de Mallorca’s main urban parks. It was built in the 1970’s and it is currently catalogued as a historic garden. To allude at the sea that once upon a time came up to the city wall, a large salt water lake was dug in the park. ...
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