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The story of Mallorca’s UNESCO-honoured Christmas song

The story of Mallorca’s UNESCO-honoured Christmas song

A legend says that in Mallorca, at the beginning of time, the land was petrified by the snake-haired Medusa of Greek mythology. Since then, time has stood still in Mallorca, traditions never changing. As far as damnations go, this was a pretty good one, as Mallorcan traditions are beautiful and...
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How to be a responsible tourist in Mallorca

How to be a responsible tourist in Mallorca

Mallorca thrives on tourism. We know. But in recent years something has changed. Locals — and even tourists — are becoming far less enthusiastic about traditional tourism coming to the island. There have been “anti-tourism” neighbourhood movements in Palma (and all around Europe). Tourists complain that there are too many...
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A local’s guide to La Calatrava and Cort, Palma de Mallorca

A local’s guide to La Calatrava and Cort, Palma de Mallorca

No one knows local life like our guides. That’s why we’ve asked them take us around their favourite ‘hoods and offer their insider tips on seeing the city like a true local. If La Calatrava and Cort sounds like your kind of place, local Mallorca guide Marialaura and her team...
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The complete guide to: Mallorca travel

The complete guide to: Mallorca travel

Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands, located off the east coast of Spain, and it’s one of those destinations that offers something for every type of traveller, from beach bums and foodies, to hikers and cyclists. The island’s beauty comes in many forms so prepare yourself to be...
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Mallorca beyond the beach

Mallorca beyond the beach

Mallorca is big enough to offer numerous activities all year round, but most of our visitors come here for the sun and the beautiful sea. I also enjoy the summer here, but sometimes it’s just too crowed and you really can’t enjoy it. My advice is to travel to Mallorca outside...
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How to make Easter panades (Mallorcan empanadas)

How to make Easter panades (Mallorcan empanadas)

For Easter in Mallorca, we locals follow the old tradition of gathering with family members (typically at our grandparents’ house) to cook empanadas or, as they’re called in Mallorca, panades. We spend the entire festive day around the table and the oven, cooking, eating, and just gossiping about life. Panades are a...
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Sailing the seas of Mallorca

Sailing the seas of Mallorca

On Mallorca, it’s easy to enjoy almost everything, but if I could pick just one of the best experiences you could have here, it would be to enjoy Mallorca’s crystalline waters aboard a sailing boat. And we’re not just talking about boat tours for tourists. On weekends, locals love to...
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Meet: Damiá, our local expert in Mallorca

Meet: Damiá, our local expert in Mallorca

Learn more about our guides around the globe — everything from what makes the perfect day in their city, to how they landed in tourism, to why they love working with Urban Adventures. On being a Mallorcan… I consider myself a Mallorcan even though I was actually born in Barcelona....
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Meet Guillem, the last palmito artisan of Mallorca

Meet Guillem, the last palmito artisan of Mallorca

On Mallorca, as well as a lot of other Mediterranean islands, there are many ancient artisanal traditions that we are at risk of losing. Making and selling handmade products has become harder since so many buyers no longer value the hours of labour required, or they fail to recognise the...
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Meet: Marialaura, our local expert in Mallorca

Meet: Marialaura, our local expert in Mallorca

Learn more about our guides around the globe — everything from what makes the perfect day in their city, to how they landed in tourism, to why they love working with Urban Adventures. On how Marialaura ended up in Mallorca… I’m from Italy and I met my husband in Paris...
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