MUSIC & DANCE
The setting for this popular festival is in the historic cloisters of the Santo Domingo Convent in the centre of Pollensa. Chopin Festival, August. Every Sunday throughout August the annual Chopin Festival takes place in the cloisters of the Cartuja of Valldemossa where the famous composer spent a winter with his lover George Sands. Deia’s International Classic Music Festival, May – September. The Bellver Festival, July – August. The castle provides a dramatic setting overlooking the Bay of Palma.
Jazz Voyeur Festival, through to December.
Concerts on the Lawn at Real Golf Bendinat, August.
International Ballet, Palma’s Auditorium – through to 2009.
Palma Cathedral, Spectacular Loaves & Fishes Mural – year round.
Unveiled in 2007 the mural of internationally renowned Mallorcan artist, Miquel Barcelo took seven years to complete. This spectacular, three dimensional ceramic mural depicts the miracle of the loaves and fishes and covers 300 m2, in Saint Peter’s Chapel in Palma’s famous gothic cathedral.
Jakober Art Foundation, Alcudia – year round.
This extraordinary art foundation features a fascinating collection of old master portraits of children dating back to the 16th century called the “Nins Collection”. Visitors can also wander around the English Rose Garden which features around 100 different varieties and there is a walk around the grounds taking in 23 different contemporary sculptures by founders Ben & Yannick Jakober.
JAM Art (September 17-21st) a contemporary art exhibition.
Held at the Pueblo Español in Palma. “Nit de L’Art” (Night of Art), September Palma’s “Nit de L’Art” has gained popularity over the last few years as more galleries and art institutions have become involved and is now an established event in the city’s social and cultural calendar.
The Palma Aquarium
is located in front of Playa de Palma close to Palma Airport (exit 10 on the Palma-Llucmajor motorway). It claims to be one of the largest aquarium’s of its kind in Europe. The main building covers an area of 7,500 square metres with a central pathway of 800 metres in length and will feature 8,000 examples of 700 different species from all over the world in over 55 marine life tank exhibits and aquariums.
The House of Katmandu
is located in the heart of the resort in front of Magaluf beach. It is a is a mysterious Tibetan upside-down mansion, which looks as if it has just come out of the sky and where the story of Kilgore Goode, a fictional explorer is told. This explorer has dedicated his life to find the legendary jewel of the Himalayas and his home becomes a museum filled with weird and wonderful artefacts, rare animal species and torture instruments.
This is one of Magaluf’s best loved dinner shows, which is now in its 21st year. Where visitors can join Sir Henry Morgan and his band of brave buccaneers as they do battle with their evil French foes to save the treasure. The Pirates Adventure is ideal for all the family.
Marineland, Costa den Blanes,
has been established for 36 years as the island’s marine zoo and features its highly acclaimed Dolphin Shows, which remain the park’s top attraction together with the Sea Lion and Parrot Shows.
Aqualand Water Park, Magaluf,
attractions include The Boomerang and The Tornado. The park also features a mini park for small children with an Enchanted Castle and a huge killer whale.
claims to be the largest water park in Europe and features new attractions such as the Tsunami, The Grand Canyon and the Devil’s Tail.
Western Water Park, Magaluf.
Themed water-park with entertainment. Shows feature high diving, Mexican dance and Family Cowboy show.
Hidro Park & Super Golf, Puerto Alcudia.
Water park with three 18-hole mini golf courses.
La Reserva, Puigpunyent.
A nature reserve on 2.5 million sq metres of land around the Puig de Galatzo. Featuring a great variety of vegetation, animals and 30 waterfalls. Various “adventure” activities are available from rock climbing, abseiling to the “flying fox”.
La Granja, Esporles.
Go back in time and visit this large historical mansion (dating back to the 10th century) surrounded by 20,000 m2 of beautiful Mediterranean gardens. Features include free tasting of local produce, demonstrations of traditional handicrafts.