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AUGUST 2021

Summer in Mallorca

ART & CULTURE EVENTS

The Festival de Pollensa celebrates its round birthday with great artists:

On 18 August sings the trend tenor Piotr Beczala. He performs songs and Italian opera aries, accompanied by the German pianist Camillo Radicke. 

On 21 August, the orchestra ADDA Simfonica plays the outstanding concert of Aranjuez of Joaquin Rodrigo. Before and after they play symphonies of Sergei Prokofjew and Piotr Iljitsch Taschaikowski.

On 25 August you listen to music by supporting Caritas. The pianist Andreu Riera performs with the string quartet and the childrens choir of the cloister school Lluc. One of the few possibilities to hear this choir outside the cloister.

On 28 August performs the Akademie fuer Alte Musik Berlin, playing German baroque of Johann Sebastian Bach. Tickets and Info: https://festivalpollenca.com

Garden Summer Picnics in Club Golf d’Andratx in Camp de Mar is done like the former traditional picnic concerts. Picnic blankets are given out, to be kept afterwards. Together with the tickets you can buy different filled picnic baskets with food over their website legendsvip.

On 25 August is Blues Night where Mick Jaggers younger brother Chris performs together with the blues legends Big Daddy Wilson, Hans Theessink and Tito Jackson from the Jackson 5. It will be his only Europe concert this year.

On 28 August comes the German singer Nena, performing 2 hours full of energy.

On 30 September you can listen to Zucchero, the Italian mega star. During his “Inacustico”-Tour he plays for the first time in the island.

Tickets and Info: www.legendsvip.com/garden-summer-picnic

German singer "Nena"

ALL 3 SLIDE PARADISES ARE OPEN AGAIN

Western Park in Magaluf has the highest water slide, 30 meters high “The Beast”.  In the moment open until end August from 10-18. 

Aqualand in Arenal has as highlight “King Cobra”, a tire slide in form o a half pipe and “Tornado”, where you land at the end in a huge funnel. Open until mid September from 10-18.00.

Hidropark in Alcudia is suitable for families and children. The small ones swim and play in  the basin around an over sized octopus. Open in August 10-18, September and October 10-17.

Aqualand in Arenal

Refreshing summer activities

PUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS

Public swimmingpools without sand and salty water open their doors. Different fees.

  • At the cloister Lluc, open daily 10-18.
  • Son Hugo, Palma. Completely renovated with two 50m pools, a 25m pool, a diving pool and sunbathing lawn. Membership tarif to be bought at ime.palma.cat. Open Mo-Fri 8-22, Sa 8-21.30, Su 8-14.30.
  • Piscina Ses Salines. Surrounded by palm trees and sun protection roof. Swim cap obliged. Open daily 10-20.
  • Restaurant Sa Piscina, Mancor de la Vall. Very refreshing in combination with some food - that is possible in this idyllic village. Open Mo-Fr 10-20, Sa and Su 11-20.
  • Es Capdella has the restaurant Sa Vinya with 25 m pool, childrens pool, open daily from 10-20. Swim cap obliged; can be bought for 2 Euro.
  • Sa Font Luxor in the urbanisation Sa Font Seca (Palmanyola) with attached bar looks like a hotel area. Open for guests Saturday and Sunday from 10-19. During the week it is reserved for swim schools.
  • Lloret de Vistalegre in the community forest Sa Comuna, open daily 10-14 and 16-20.
  • Alexander Pool with music is next to the restaurant La Meson close to Bunyola, open daily 10-22. Saturdays from 17 on only for adults. Drinks can be served at the pool.

MORE MALLORCA NEWS

Cabrera

The National Park Cabrera outside Mallorca can be visited again. New - Cruise Cormoran start as well from Palma. Mar Cabrera and Excursions a Cabrera take off from Colonia de Sant Jordi. The islands are uninhabitated. You have time for one of the official walks and a swim in the cristal clear sea. Find service information at balearsnatura.com. Thanks to the Military who used to perform their maneuver here, you find an island without any touristique construction. 30 years ago it became national park. Between 1809 and 1814 more than 9000 soldiers from Napoleon were arrested. They fought in the Spanish independnce war. Most of them died on the main island.

www.excursionsacabrera.es, Tel.: 971 649034, www.marcabrera.com, Tel.: 971 656403, cruisecormoran.com, Tel.: 971 686849. 

The tiny peninsula Sa Ferradura nearby Porto Cristo is the oldest fortress of Mallorca. Starting from the end of Avinguda de Cala Petita in Porto Cristo you need approx 15 min, always keeping eastwords. The buildings you find today as ruins were built 1000 to 900 BC. From Sa Ferradura it takes you 5 minuntes to the little Cala Petita, following the path to Northeast. Information material to get at the Museu d’Historia de Manacor.

Only 3 fabric manufacturers in the island produce the typical mallorquan so called tongue fabric (roba de llengues) with the Ikat tecnique: Teixits Riera in Lloseta, Artesania Textil Bujosa in Santa Maria and Teixits Vicens in Pollensa. These traditionel manufactured fabrics exist since centuries and are part of the mallorquan identidy, tradtion and cultural inheritage. Sold by meter, as shoes or bags. To protect the original fabric from copies, it will have a quality seal in future. Copies have the pattern only on one side, originals on both sides. Plans are to present this fabric to UNESCO as world heritage.

Typical mallorquan "Roba de llengues"

Mallorcas most modern and safest underground car park The Circle-Car Safe offers modern ventilation system, 24/7 observation and entrance “For Members only”. Fire alarm system, sprinkler system, battery and e-loading station, car care, pick up and bring service on demand. Carrer Illes Canarias 18, Poligono Son Bugadelles, Santa Ponsa, Tel.: 971 695710, info@circle-mallorca.de, www.circle-mallorca.de.

The Circle-Car Safe| picture:www.circle-mallorca.de

Bestard hiking boots made in Mallorca by a mallorquan family company since many years. Formally specialized in hiking boots, they produce today as well shoes for travelling, hunters, police, security people and certain sports. The company is situated in Lloseta, offering 125 different models. Bestard works together with the company Gore-Tex and the sole producer Vibram. Approx 100.000 shoes per year leave the production hall. 80 percent are sold in the Spanish market, the rest goes to 35 different countries. Bestard offers a repair service for their boots. To be bought online or directly at the production in Lloseta, open Mo to Sat 10-20.

Dismavi Online Wineshop offers the best election on mallorquan wines and much more. www.dismavimallorca.com, info@dismavimallorca.com, Tel.: 637 785393.
Shop in C/Ronda de l’Institut 17, Manacor, Tel.: 971 552640, and C/Bisbe Verger 45, Santanyi, Tel.: 971 096478.

Mallorquan wines

GASTRONOMY

There are only 2 restaurants in Mallorca with food from Lebanon, known as one of the world best kitchens. One of them is Cafe Carmela in Palma. Situated close to the Plaza Obelisque, decorated like a modern restaurant in Lebanon and offering very tasty food. C/Antoni Frontera 12, Tel.: 971 751552, FB: Cafe Carmela.

Cafe Carmela: Food from Lebanon


TIME FOR ICE CREAM

Boutique del Gelato sells best fresh made ice cream in 14 branches mainly in Palma. Only best products are used like high valued milk and cream from the group Leche Pascual. Hazelnut paste or Amarena cherries come from North Italy. Other ingredients come, as far as possible, from the island, like fruits of the season. Besides ice cream they produce muffins, tarts, cakes, ensaimadas and rich llonguets as sandwiches are called in Mallorca. Branches you find in Va Roma, Paseo Maritimo, S’Escorxador, Blanquerna, Avenidas, Porto Pi, Plaza d’Espana, Can Pastilla, Playa de Palma, Inca, Alcudia.

The ice cream chain Llaollao is famous for frozen yogurt with colorful toppings and sweet sauces in their green/white cups. To be found in the center of Palma, in Calle Oms, promenade of Palmanova and Can Pastilla. New are two mobile joghurt trucks in front of the shopping center FAN and El Corte Ingles in Avenidas. Only natural and healthy ingredients are used, good to be combined with fresh fruits. Llaollao is produced of low fat milk from Galicia and fresh handproduced joghurt from Cantabria.


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