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DESTINATION FOCUS PALMA DE MALLORCA BALEARIC ISLANDS SPAIN


PASSIONATE ABOUT PALMA DE MALLORCA Think about selling Palma de Mallorca and think again. Long gone are the stereotypes that this bustling Balearic capital is simply the arrival and departure point for package holidaymakers. This exciting capital is fast becoming a destination of choice for both business and leisure tourism and offers an eclectic mix of beaches, shopping and sports as well as historic sites. While Spain continues to face economic challenges, there has never been a better time to visit this city. In this destination report, we will provide an overview of the best that Palma has to offer and learn about the wide range of activities and events available year round. It will allow you to gauge the future of tourism and encourage your clients to become part of it. What’s more we bring you the very best of our hand-picked hotels which you can confidently recommend to your client base.

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GETTING TO PALMA DE MALLORCA Palma de Mallorca Airport (airport code: PMI) is located just 8kms from the city centre, and next to the resorts of Playa de Palma and C’an Pastilla. It handles over 25 million passengers each year and is serviced well by both charter, scheduled and lowcost airlines. Even during winter months, the island is easily accessible from most major European airports, although they operate on a reduced service. The ferry terminal and port is situated on the Passeig Marítim opposite the Porto Pi shopping centre, and also welcomes cruise ships and ferries from other Balearic Islands and mainland Spain. Both the port and the airport are serviced by the number 1 and the number 23 EMT city bus, making Palma the ideal destination for a city or sunshine break.


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INTRODUCTION BY MAYOR MATEO ISERN VISITOR TRENDS & EMERGING SOURCE MARKETS WHY PASSION FOR PALMA DE MALLORCA FEATURED ACCOMMODATION FESTIVALS & EVENTS CALENDAR

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PALMA DE MALLORCA FAST FACTS “Mallorca” is also referred to as “Majorca” Timezone: GMT+1 Language: Spanish/Catalan Airport: Palma de Mallorca (PMI) (Situated 10 minutes by taxi from the city centre)

Port: Port de Palma

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An Introduction from Mayor of Palma de Mallorca, Mateo Isern “Palma has become a 365-day-a-year destination. We are now attracting an increasing number of visitors beyond the summer months who enjoy the city’s modern, lively and cosmopolitan atmosphere. The seductive draw of the island’s beaches and its unique landscape adds to the fact that this dynamic Balearic capital is competitively placed as a destination with a superb cultural, sporting and gastronomic offering. Our partnership with Hotelbeds to produce this Destination Focus guide complements our “Passion for Palma de Mallorca“ initiative which we’ve launched to make this city a stand-out destination in terms of its quality, imagination and differentiation. “Passion for Palma de Mallorca” means passion for everything in Palma from festivals and events to the great range of accommodation options available to those who visit. The campaign is a culmination of the city’s long tradition for tourism, blending the influences and traditions over the centuries and highlights the people who’ve made the city their home. Combined with Hotelbeds’ local expertise, access to key source markets, plus the best in accommodation, we bring you just a taster of what Palma de Mallorca has to offer.” 9


VISITOR TRENDS AND EMERGING SOURCE MARKETS It’s quite a recommendation when Spanish citybreakers have voted for Palma de Mallorca as one of the top Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice destinations for urban tourism. The following data highlights the huge potential Palma de Mallorca has as a key city break destination, while identifying its key source markets, visitor trends, and provides an insight into average stay and accommodation spend in the city. In a survey conducted by the Fundación Turismo Palma de Mallorca 365*, the majority of visitors to the island are German, Spanish and English. All three nationalities have a long history and reputation visiting the island, however the survey also identified several new source markets emerging primarily from the Nordic regions (Danish, Swedish and Norwegian markets), as well as Italy, France and Switzerland indicated as “Others” in the chart below.


FUNDACIÓN TURISMO PALMA DE MALLORCA 365 SURVEY VISITORS TO THE CITY BY NATIONALITY

Others*

12%

Germany

32%

UK

26% Spain

30% *The Fundación Turismo Palma de Mallorca 365 was created by 30+ tourism companies on the island who promote year round tourism. The information is taken from a survey sample of 1,941 visitors during peak season, between July and September 2011.

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HOTELBEDS ANALYSIS OF TOP 10 OF VISITORS BY COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

When comparing combined sales from all three of our accommodation platforms – hotelbeds.com, bedsonline.com and hotelopia.com, the data demonstrates that 46% of visitors to Palma are from the UK, followed by 22% from Germany and 20% from Spain. The remaining source markets are visitors from other European countries and Russia.

Sweden

Portugal

1%

2%

1%

Italy France

Russia

3%

Switzerland

1%

3%

UK

46%

Spain

20% Germany

22%


According to the Fundación, almost 95% of all visitors to the city require accommodation, with an average of 67% of visitors choosing to stay in a hotel. The table below provided by the Fundación illustrates the accommodation types sought by visitors to the city.

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Since over 11million tourists are visiting the island year-on-year, the potential for bookings is massive.

74,8% 71,4% 65,2% 57,7%

Hotel Aparthotel Hostals Apartment/ vila rentals Seconde residence Others

Germany

Spain

» What’s more, the importance of hotel accommodation

is further highlighted as an average of 45% of visitors to the city rely on their hotel to supply some or all of their meals.

21,9% 21,0%

Accommodation only

15% 7,6% 15,2% 12,1%

29,0% 34,2% 16,7%

B&B

3,9% 8,3% 10,5% 10,1%

26,4% 26,8% 27,5% 34,1%

Half board

16,4% 24,6% 13,4%

1,3% 1,2% 1,8% 6,0%

15,6%

Full board

1,7% 2,0% 1,1% 2,7%

28,4% 13,4% 7,4% 10,2% 6,8% 6,2% 16,1%

All inclusive

2,6% 9,5% 6,2% 11,4%

UK

NS/NC

Others

Germany

Spain

% 1,0% 0% 1,3%

UK

Others

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In terms of what to expect from bookings, data provided by the Fundación highlights average stays from the three key source markets – UK, Germany and Spain. British and German visitors are most likely to spend longer visiting the city, staying on average 5-7 nights, whereas Spanish visitors favour shorter city breaks of 2-4 nights.

BRITISH

2% 12%

SPANISH

2%

GERMAN

3%

4% 9%

1%

7%

16%

26%

26% 24% 47%

59%

1 nignt

From 2 to 4 nightss

From 5 to 7 nightss

63%

From 8 to 10 nightsts

>10 nights


According to Hotelbeds’ data, the average hotel spend per Top 10 source market per night in Palma yields some interesting results. Although accounting for just 1% of visitors per year to the city, the Russian market spends the most on hotel accommodation, with an average spend of 127.80€ per night. Following the launch of Bedsonline Russia, the hotel booking sector is looking to grow substantially in coming years, with more bookings being made from this source market.

The Spanish, Swiss and French are the next big spenders, while the Italians and Swedish look to book cheaper or discounted accommodation. AVERAGE SPEND (€) BY TOP 10 SOURCE MARKET, PER ROOM NIGHT Total IRELAND Total PORTUGAL Total SWITZERLAND Total RUSSIA Total SWEDEN Total FRANCE Total ITALY Total GERMANY Total SPAIN Total UNITED KINGDOM EUROS

IN CONCLUSION

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20.0

40.0

60.0

80.0

100.0

120.0

140.0

The report illustrates interesting data from new source markets making an impact on inbound tourism to the city, as well as highlighting the importance of good hotel accommodation. And as these emerging markets increase in size, this will in turn, have an impact on demand for hotel rooms especially during peak season. 17


WHY SELL PALMA DE MALLORCA?

» As a cultural hot-spot » Diverse and value-for-money dining options » Bustling market places » Small independent and big brand shops » As the sailing capital of Europe » To suit most sporting preferences » Golfing in the sun » An exciting year-round calendar of festivals and events


Palma de Mallorca has evolved over the years to become more than a quick day-trip excursion from holidaymakers visiting the resorts. The strategic decision to create the ‘Passion for Palma de Mallorca’ brand was based on the idea of promoting the city as a 365-day-a-year destination and involves the city’s residents in the poster campaign to advocate their passion for the city. Focusing on the key year round themes; culture, gastronomy, shopping, sailing, sports and golf, here is just a taster of what the city has to offer your clients.

WHY PASSION FOR PALMA DE MALLORCA?

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PASSION FOR CULTURE

Palma’s “Passion for Culture” is reflected through its historic monuments and talent packed art galleries. Standing magnificently and crowning the bay of Palma, the gothic La Seu Cathedral is undoubtedly the jewel in the Balearic crown. However, there’s no need to wander much further than the maze of Old Town streets to find examples of typical ancient architecture such as the Almudaina Palace, grand town hall, Arab Baths, Bellver Castle and La Lonja. A must-see is the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró museum set in a stunning location in Cala Major. Joan Miró was one of Spain’s most iconic painters who spent time working from these studios, which now form part of the museum. The workshops have been carefully maintained to show the creative atmosphere in which he worked and are where some of his most famous works can be viewed.


FUNDACIÓN TURISMO PALMA DE MALLORCA 365 SURVEY VISITORS TO THE CITY BY NATIONALITY

The museums & art galleries are a reflection of past times and contemporary life on the island. Palma’s first ever hotel, the art deco inspired Gran Hotel is now the popular “La Caixa” Forum. More modern is Es Baluard, Palma’s impressive contemporary museum, which hosts exhibitions by artists who are somehow associated with the islands. It is also an iconic vantage point, where visitors can relax in the terrace café and take in views of the city.

What’s more, the city also hosts a number of exciting cultural art events including the Nit de l’Art (Art night), Palmaphoto (photographic exhibition) and Palma Art Brunch (promoting art galleries).

% VISITORS

/// Based on a survey of 1,927 visitors

Diocesano Museum Can Marquès Contemporary Art Gallery* San Carlos Military Museum Museum of Mallorca Contemporary Art Museum March Palace Basílica de Sant Francesc Fundación Pilar i Joan Miró museum Casal Solleric exhibition centre Pueblo Español Arab Baths Es Baluard Museum Almudaina Palace Bellver Castle La Lonja Town Hall La Seu (Cathedral and Museum) 0,0%

10,0%

20,0%

30,0%

40,0%

50,0%

60,0%

*Can Marquès Contemporary Art Gallery: only open to organized group visits.

70,0%

80,0%

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PASSION FOR GASTRONOMY Palma’s “Passion for Gastronomy” takes our visitors on a culinary tour of the city. From the tiny tapas bars to the elaborate restaurants, almost every nationality of food can be found in the city.

What’s more every year, the city plays host to the gastronomic TaPalma event, whereby 25+ restaurants around the city charge no more than 2€ for a light tapas snack plus drink. Several routes connecting these eateries have been created to crisscross the city, giving visitors an ideal excuse to sightsee and eat along the way. The main objective of the event is not just to get people through the doors of the bars and restaurants, but to find the winning restaurant serving the best tapas dishes.


However, the concept isn’t limited to this one event. Around 12 bars in Palma Old Town join forces to form the “Ruta Martiana” or Tuesday tapas route, where tapas and a drink also costs no more than 2€.

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PASSION FOR SAILING The unmistakable presence of the multimillion Euro yachts situated alongside Palma’s extensive and expensive harbour-side moorings shows the level at which this city has ‘Passion for Sailing”. Playing host to the Kings Cup sailing regatta confirms the city’s place as a prestigious destination, and propels the city into the international spotlight.


The sailing industry holds one of the biggest employment opportunities on the island, since the budding mariners flock here in search of big bucks and adventure. This is also reflected by the number of sailing schools which promise to transform its students into competent sail crew for their own vessels or with the purpose of finding work.

Other key sailing events include the Superyacht Cup Palma and the International Boat Show. See the events calendar for more information.

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PASSION FOR SHOPPING

Palma is a shopping paradise with a maze of old town streets, elegant avenues and palatial plazas featuring shopping opportunities whatever the budget. Most visitors to the city head to the big brand outlets on Avenida Jaime III or the boutiques on Passeig del Born. The city has also had its opening hours extended to include Sunday, which is appealing to those visiting on short breaks. Explore the tiny independent shops nestled into the walls of most streets within the old town. Everything from local produce to locally designed clothing can be found alongside Mallorca’s biggest brands such as Camper, and the department store El Corte Ingles.


Alternatively Porto Pi, the island’s indoor shopping centre is situated walking distance from the Port, or a ten minute bus ride from the city centre.

Palma is also home to several market places. Two of the most popular are located in or next to the city centre. The market in Santa Catalina is on a somewhat smaller scale when compared to the Mercat de l’Olivar in the city centre, which boasts entire areas dedicated to fish, meat, fruit and vegetable produce.

SHOPPING FACTS » Shopping hours are usually 09.30-20.00 Monday to Saturday. » Smaller independent shop in Palma normally close for a siesta between 13.30-1600 Monday to Friday, and at around 1400 on Saturday afternoon. » Larger chain stores and supermarkets usually stay open until 2100 and some are open on Sundays.

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PASSION FOR SPORTS Palma’s “Passion for Sport” extends from the sea and across the city to the glittering lights of the Real Mallorca Football Stadium which hosts matches alternative Saturday afternoons between September and March. However the first and most accessible stop for many sporting enthusiasts is the purposebuilt cycle/skating walkway which extends right around the Bay of Palma. Following a route from El Arenal and Ca’n Pastilla near the airport, right through Palma’s coastal suburbs of Molinar and Portixol, passing the cathedral, and following the Passeig Marítim to the Porto Pi shopping centre before heading south west. It is also the perfect place for a stroll to see the sunrise and sunset.


The coastal waters in Palma are not just limited to sailing. Depending on weather conditions and the time of year, surfers, scuba divers, windsurfers, wake boarders and paddle boarders flock to the beaches right across the city. What’s more, athletes flock to Palma de Mallorca throughout the year to attend the various marathons. The TUI Marathon is the biggest and is held every October offering a variety of race options from a kids run, to Nordic Walking, the 10km, and full 42km marathon event.

Other sporting events scheduled to take place include The Triathlon Internacional Palma de Mallorca, the Iberostar Challenge Ciclista Mallorca (which signals the start of the professional cycling season) as well as the Circuito Carreras 10km road race, 261 Women’s marathon, and the 2nd Palma Sand Run.

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PASSION FOR GOLF 300 days of brilliant sunshine per year allows visitors to Palma to indulge in their “Passion for Golf” and enthusiasts are spoilt for choice with great playing conditions on some of the island’s most stunning golf courses located just a few minutes’ drive from the city centre.

There are five golf courses in the Palma area. The 18-hole Son Quint golf course is part of the Arabella Golf Mallorca brand along with the golf courses Son Vida and Son Muntaner. They are all situated on the outskirts of the city. Son Quint features the city’s only 9-hole Pitch and Putt course which is open to the public and is a great option for beginners and professionals, or those on a short stay. The 6,200 metre course was built to incorporate views across Palma and the bay, and all have been landscaped with native Mallorcan plants such as olive and pine trees.


In addition, the Golf Park Mallorca Puntir贸 is located a short drive from Palma city centre, and is a magnificent 18-hole course set in 165 acres. It also makes the perfect location for the first or last round of golf of the day.

The Golf Son Gual Mallorca has an equally luxurious offering for golfing enthusiasts set in a picturesque setting, with the Bay of Palma visible from the greens.

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Cala M WHERE TO STAY 路 THE VERY BEST FROM THE HOTELBEDS PORTFOLIO.

Portals Nous


Palma

Major

Ciutat JardĂ­ Illetes Platja de Palma

Badia de Palma 33


PLAYA DE PALMA

CIUTAT JARDÍ CA’N PASTILLA

Playa de Palma lies just a few minutes from the airport terminal and is popular with German visitors as well as Spanish nationals, with many restaurants and bars catering accordingly. It’s also home to one of the city’s biggest attractions – Palma Aquarium. In recent years, the 5 km of golden sands have become an attractive option for many seeking a great seaside location with close proximity to Palma city centre. It is also the resort which enjoys picture perfect sunsets across the bay. Ciutat Jardí or “city garden” is also just a few minutes by bus or car from Palma city centre, and has its own beach and plethora of restaurants and terrace cafes. The area is more residential with a traditionally Mallorcan feel since the former fishermens’ cottages have been renovated into prime real estate.


PREFERRED HOTELS Area

Atlas Code

Hotel name

Star Rating

709

Las Arenas

4*

126178

Roc Linda

3*

3859

Marina Luz

4*

6998

Playa

3*

126177

Roc Leo

3*

1502

Fontanellas Playa

4*

Playa de Palma

3481

Iberostar Royal Cristina

4*

Ciutat JardĂ­

88077

Urban Rustic Hotels Portofino

4*

Ca'n Pastilla

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PALMA DE MALLORCA

The old town or “Casco Antiguo” is Palma’s historic quarter. It separates itself from the rest of the city quite dramatically, since its winding streets and squares house many of the ancient sights in the city. The area offers its visitors a slice of real Mallorcan life, where visitors find themselves immediately immersed into bustling city centre life with shops, bars and restaurants on their hotel doorstep. Many of the other hotels are located close to the Passeig Marítim, the waterfront area which harbours the multi-million yachts and where celebrities and statesmen can be spotted during the summer months. It is also the place to go to experience Palma’s buzzing nightlife.


PREFERRED HOTELS Area

Atlas Code

Hotel name

Star Rating

1075

Catalonia Majorica

4*

1067

Gran Meli谩 Victoria

5*

99655

Urban Rustic Palacio Avenida

4*

1508

Costa Azul

4*

1533

Mirador

4*

1539

Hotel Isla Mallorca & Spa

4*

23476

Almudaina

4*

265

HM Jaime III

4*

74400

Urban Rustic Misi贸n de San Miguel

4*

Palma city

Palma old town

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CALA MAJOR

Cala Major is located just within the Palma city boundary, and is the first major beach resort heading south west from the city centre. The lovely stretch of sand here and neighbouring area is home to both fashionable beach clubs and cheaper beach bars. It’s also where the locals head to on hot summer weekends thanks to the number 3 public EMT bus which weaves through the city centre.


PREFERRED HOTELS Area

Cala Major

Atlas Code

Hotel name

Star Rating

1074

Hoteles Santos Nixe Palace

5*

19660

MLL Hotels Blue Bay

3*

156393

Luabay Marivent

4*

13917

Sercotel DalĂ­

3*

56753

San Telmo

Hostal

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CAS CATALÀ ILLETAS PORTALS NOUS

Cas Catalá, Ses Illetes and Portals Nous signal the beginning of Calviá which is also Spain’s richest municipality. Accessible by bus from the city centre, these three areas are home to some of the prettiest coves and golden sands on the island. Portals Nous is the café and restaurant packed village situated on the hill just behind Puerto Portals. It is one of Mallorca’s most glittering ports, where celebrities and the world’s wealthiest travellers moor their multimillion euro power boats and yachts and dine or shop in style in the marina.


PREFERRED HOTELS Area

Atlas Code

Hotel name

Star Rating

Bendinat

76

Hotel Bendinat

4*

Cas CatalĂĄ

8544

Hospes Maricel & Spa

5*

719

Bon Sol

4*

77

Barcelo Illetas Albatros

4*

470

Melia de Mar

5*

1060

SallĂŠs Hotel Marina Portals

4*

2961

H10 Punta Negra

4*

1076

Portals Palace

4*

Ses Illetes

Portals Nous

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TOP TICKETS

The following tickets and excursions are available to book on www.hotelbeds.com

Western Water Park Western Park is the only themed waterpark in Mallorca, with fast and furious rides for the adults and specially-designed attractions for the little ones. Distance from Palma: 17Km

Hams Caves Hams Caves were once one of Mother Nature’s best kept secrets until their discovery in 1905. Today, visit the stalactites and stalagmites made more spectacular by the accompanying light and sound show. Distance from Palma: 67Km

Katmandu Theme Park Open during the summer months, Katmandu theme park brims with fun attractions and special effects. Enter the upside-down mansion that boasts a musical enchanted forest, an ice cave and an interactive aquarium. Plus, enjoy a movie in the park’s 4D cinema. Distance from Palma: 18Km


CatamarĂĄn Magic Explore the coves and turquoise waters of Puerto Portals, Cala Major and Illetes aboard the catamaran. The trip includes a BBQ lunch and unlimited beer, sangria and water. Pick up point: Passeig MarĂ­tim, Palma de Mallorca

Safari Zoo Mallorca Experience the wilds of Africa in the heart of Mallorca. Home to over 600 animals, Safari-Zoo Mallorca combines wildlife and leisure parks located in beautiful rolling countryside, reminiscent of the African savannah. Distance from Palma: 60Km

Ranxo Ses Roques Saddle up for an action-packed horseback ride through the rugged landscapes of northern Mallorca. Kids can also join the fun on the back of a pony, and at the petting farm where they can feed native Balearic animals in their natural habitat. Distance from Palma: 56Km 43


Sóller train and tram Discover the heart of Mallorca by train and tram travelling north from Palma through the orange and lemon groves and stunning Serra de Tramuntana mountain range. The railway line is over 100 years old and still uses its original rolling stock and fittings. There are two destinations: Sóller, where the train terminates, and Port de Sóller, which is reached from Sóller by tram. The railway station also contains a small museum where you can see works by Picasso and Miró. Departs: Plaza España, Palma de Mallorca

Marineland Marineland is one of Spain’s largest aqua-and-animal parks. Featuring dolphin, penguin and sea lion shows, there are also exotic bird displays and huge aquariums filled with turtles and shoals of tropical fish. Also included are sunbathing areas, cafes and a children’s pool, complete with a pirate galleon play area. Distance from Palma: 11Km

Hidropark Alcudia The Hidropark Alcudia is one of the biggest and most exciting waterparks in northern Mallorca. From white-knuckle rides to gentle slides, the wet and wild world of Hidropark Alcudia is packed with attractions. Smaller children are well looked after, with the addition of two new slides and their own dedicated areas which includes mini-golf. Distance from Palma: 56Km


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EVENTS GUIDE 2015

Target your hotel bookings with this Palma events guide.


JANUARY

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FEBRUARY

Date

Event

2 January

New Year Concert: Strauss Festival Orchestra Palma Auditorium

5 January

Childrens’ Three Kings Parade 3

6 January

Three Kings Day (Public holiday)

17 January

Beneïdes de Sant Antoni (Sant Antoni Animal Blessing)

10 - 21 January

San Sebastián Festivity Concerts and events, including music, dance and fireworks are held throughout the city celebrating the Patron Saint of Palma.

Date

Event

February April/May

Fira del Ram Fun Fair Polígono Son Fusteret

14 February

Sa Rueta Carnival Palma city centre

15 February

Sa Rua Carnival Palma city centre

Performances during February, May and June

Opera Season (Temporada de Ópera) Teatre Principal

20 January

Day of San Sebastián (Public holiday)

29 January 1 February

XXV Iberostar Cycle Challenge Mallorca (Iberostar Challenge Ciclista Mallorca) http://vueltamallorca.com/challenge-mallorca

2 February

Candle Mass at Palma Cathedral 5 (Día de La Candelaria)

Date to be confirmed

The City of Palma Cycling Trophy (Trofeo Ciudad de Palma de Ciclismo en Pista)

Dates to be confirmed

International Music Festival (Festival Internacional de Música) Teatre Principal

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Childrens’ Three Kings Parade (held annually on 5 January): More popular in Spain than Father Christmas, the Three Kings arrive at the Palma’s old port and make their

way in a glittering parade to the Town Hall in the historic centre as thousands of excited children line the streets. 4

San Sebastian Festivity: (held annually on 19-20 January): The city’s main squares play host to bands and musicians and BBQs or “torradas” are lit for revelers to enjoy.

Also celebrated is the Correfoc – or “running with the fires”, a jaw-dropping procession of firework spraying demons who make their way through the city. 5

Candle Mass at Palma Cathedral (2 February, and 11 November for St Martin’s Day): An unusual optical phenomenon takes place twice a year in Palma Cathedral.

Head there from 8am to witness the brilliant light shining through the rose shaped stained glass window, which sprinkles light on the far walls of the Cathedral.


MARCH Date

Event

Date

Event

1 March

Balearic Islands Day Medieval market from Parc de la Mar to Passeig Mallorca

April / May

Beer Palma (Fair) Parc de la Mar

29 March 5 April

Easter 7 (Semana Santa) Palma Old Town

12 April

Procession of the Angel (Diumenge de l´Àngel) Bellver Castle

April - May

Palma amb la Dansa 2015 (Dance Exhibitions) Various locations Palma

26 April

39 Volta Internacional a Mallorca (Motorbike event) www.mediamilla.org

30 April 3 May

Palma Vela (Sailing Regatta) Real Club Náutico de Palma www.palmavela.com

30 April - 4 May

32 Edition Boatshow Palma Muelle viejo de Palma www.idi.es/boatshowpalma

Dates to be confirmed

Art Palma Brunch 6 www.artpalmabrunch.com

Date to be confirmed

Assaboreix l´illa 2015 www.assaboreixlilla.com

8 March

261 Women’s Marathon 2015 Parc de la Mar www.261wm.com/es

22 March

Half City Marathon (Mitja Marató Ciutat de Palma & 10 kms) Port de Palma www.elitechip.net

28 March 4 April

46 Trofeo Sar Princesa Sofía Real Club Náutico de Palma www.trofeoprincesasofia.org

29 March

6

APRIL

Mallorca Classic by Max Hürzeler (Cycling) www.vueltamallorca.com

Art Palma Brunch (5 April) Ten galleries and four museums in Palma celebrate

the opening of their new Spring exhibitions in this joint free event. See new works by talented artists over a bite to eat and a glass of wine. 7

Easter (Semana Santa), (5 April) 29 March - 6 April: One of Palma’s biggest

religious and cultural festivals - see the iconic “procession” of hooded penitents who parade from the churches throughout the streets of the historic old town.

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MAY

JULY

Date

Event

Date

Event

Date to be confirmed

Maremostra. Ocean International Film Festival www.maremostra.com

Throughout July & August

Outdoor Cinema 2015 Watch movies projected onto the big screen in Parc de la Mar with Palma Cathedral as a backdrop.

Date to be confirmed

Music Festival Bellver Castle (XIX Festival de música Castell de Bellver 2015) castelldebellver.palmademallorca.es

JUNE

8

Date

Event

June

Palmaphoto: photographic exhibition www.palmaphoto.es

17 - 20 June

The Superyacht Cup Palma 2015 Muelle viejo de Palma www.thesuperyachtcup.com

23 June

San Juan Festival (Nit de Sant Joan) 8

AUGUST Date

Event

1 - 8 August

Kings Cup 2015 sailing regatta (Copa del Rey) Real Club Nautico de Palma www.regatacopadelrey.com

Date to be confirmed

Classical Music Festival (Festival Internacional de Música) Bellver Castle

San Juan Festival (Nit de Sant Joan) 23 June : Bonfires are permitted on the beaches of Mallorca in celebration of Saint John. With music and dancing at various

locations in Palma, there is also usually a “Correfoc” – or running with the fires display in Parque de la Mar in front of the Cathedral.


SEPTEMBER

NOVEMBER

Date

Event

Date

Event

3 - 13 September

Festes de La Mare de Déu de La Salut (Procession and theatre) www.participacio.palmademallorca.es

11 November

St Martin’s Day (Día de Sant Martí) 5

European Day of Jewish Culture www.redjuderias.org

19 - 22 November

K42 Trans Mallorca Run 2015

6 September 6 - 9 September

Triathlon Port de Palma. Starting and finishing in Camí de L’Escullera

22 November

Nordic Walking Palma City Starts at Plaça de Cort in the Old Town and finishes at Palma Aquarium in Playa de Palma.

12 - 14 September

Ultra515 Europe 2015 (Triathlon)

Date to be confirmed

Art Night 9 (Nit de l´Art – Night of Contemporary Art) www.nitdelartpalma.com

DECEMBER

OCTOBER

Date

Event

27 December

San Silvestre Juaneda Run starting and finishing at Bellver Castle.

31 December

Festa de L´Estendart (Historic Event) Anniversary of the Christian conquest. Mass in the Cathedral followed by music and dance

Until 6 January 2016

Christmas Markets Plaza España, Plaza Mayor and Las Ramblas

Date

Event

4 - 9 October

International Cycling Masters Week (Semana Internacional de Ciclismo Másters) www.vueltamallorca.com

18 October

TUI Marathón 2015. Palma’s biggest marathon, half marathon and 10km road race. Includes Nordic walking and children´s run.

Dates to be confirmed

Comic Nostrum 2015 International comic convention

Dates to be confirmed

Tapalma 10 www.restauracio.org

Dates to be confirmed

Mallorca Music Festival (Festival Música Mallorca) www.musicamallorca.com

discover the talent that the city has to offer. Galleries stay open until 22.30.

Dates to be confirmed

Palma Sand Run (from Arenal to Ca’n Pastilla) www.conchipbaleares.com

and agree to sell tapas (a light snack plus drink) for 2€. Pick up the route map from

9

Art Night (Nit de L´Art - Night of Contemporary Art): Galleries throughout

Palma throw open their doors for free entry to their exhibitions. It is a night to really

10

TaPalma (date to be confirmed): Restaurants around the city come together

Tourist Information and follow the trail of restaurants.

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Destination Focus "Pasion for Palma de Mallorca"