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Basic information

  • Area: 208.63 km² (80.6 sq mi)
  • Calling Code: 971
  • Currency: Euro (€) (EUR)
  • Population (EST): 401,270
  • Official language: Catalan, Spanish
  • Time Zone: CET (UTC+1)

Palma – Regular Events

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Jazz Voyeur Festival

The Jazz Voyeur Festival showcases an eclectic mix of jazz artists to local a local and international audience. The festival lasts for a number of weeks and includes live performances at locations such as Bellver Castle, The Auditórium and The Conservatory.

Opera Season

In November, Opera Season commences in Palma with performances at the newly renovated Principal Theatre. Opera enthusiasts can enjoy a number of sensational productions and are invited to join discussion sessions with the performers.

Christmas Festivities

In Palma, three main Christmas markets come alive throughout the month of December. Market’s at Plaza Mayor and Plaza Espana sell a vibrant range of handicrafts and seasonal goods, whilst outside the Pueblo Espanol, children can enjoy bouncy castles, paintball and a giant Scalextric track.

Saint Sebastian

In January Palma honours its patron saint San Sebastian with a week of vibrant festivities. The celebration starts with a number of music concerts held in the squares of the old quarter. At night visitors can enjoy firework displays, bonfires and barbecues on many of the plazas around the city.

Cavalcade Sa Rua

The annual Sa Rua festival is one of Palma’s most spectacular, and marks the beginning of Lent. This colourful carnival is marked by ornate fancy dress parties, mystical masked balls and huge parades of decorated floats.

Semana Santa

Semana Santa marks the coming of Easter and is one of the most important religious festivals in Palma. Each day there are processions that move through the city, and church services. A play is also staged on the steps of Palma cathedral, and for children a large fairground is situated near the cemetery.

International Boat Show

Sailing enthusiasts flock to the annual International Boat Show known as Saló Nàutic. The event focuses on recreational sailing, with a floating exhibition of over 300 boats in Palma’s harbour.

International Festival of Marionette Theatre

This delightful festival is perfect for children and those young at heart. Visitors can be entertained by the talents of international string puppet groups who will be giving performances throughout the city.

Corpus a Palma Spring Festival

Corpus a Palma is a music, culture and religious festival which is held in association with Corpus Christi a significant Spanish Holy festival. The event includes tours of patios in Palma’s old city, a series of free classical music concerts, processions and parades.

Bellver Castle Music Festival

Bellver Castle Music Festival invites visitors to enjoy a series of open air classical music concerts in the majestic surroundings of Palma’s most symbolic building,

King’s Cup Regatta

The King’s Cup Regatta or Copa Del Rey is one of the most prestigious sailing events in the Mediterranean. With over 100 competing yachts from over 16 different countries, participants include the King and Prince of Spain, the King of Norway and a number of international award winning crews.

La Nit de L’art

The third Thursday in September hosts La Nit de L’art, a special event that allows visitors to experience Palma’s vibrant creative scene. Each of the city’s numerous galleries and museums open their doors for free to art lovers late into the night.

Jazz Voyeur Festival

The Jazz Voyeur Festival showcases an eclectic mix of jazz artists to local a local and international audience. The festival lasts for a number of weeks and includes live performances at locations such as Bellver Castle, The Auditórium and The Conservatory.

Opera Season

In November, Opera Season commences in Palma with performances at the newly renovated Principal Theatre. Opera enthusiasts can enjoy a number of sensational productions and are invited to join discussion sessions with the performers.

Christmas Festivities

In Palma, three main Christmas markets come alive throughout the month of December. Market’s at Plaza Mayor and Plaza Espana sell a vibrant range of handicrafts and seasonal goods, whilst outside the Pueblo Espanol, children can enjoy bouncy castles, paintball and a giant Scalextric track.

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