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Where to find the best tapas in Palma de Mallorca

Where to find the best tapas in Palma de Mallorca

A Spanish tradition, tapas is considered one of the most typical ways of eating in Spain. Not only because it’s affordable and you can try several different dishes, but because we can think of no better way to socialise with friends. Here’s where to find some of the best tapas...
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How to tell good paella from bad: Tips from a Mallorca chef

How to tell good paella from bad: Tips from a Mallorca chef

Not all paellas are created the same. We asked local Mallorca paella chef Ramón Cifuentes, who leads our Making Paella: From Market to Mouth tour, how to tell the awesome from the awful. If you’re planning to visit our island of Mallorca, no doubt you’ll want to enjoy the local...
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A guide to summer festivals in Mallorca

A guide to summer festivals in Mallorca

Mallorcans love summer. We’re always patiently waiting for summer to arrive. We think about summer in the autumn, in the winter, in the fall… it’s on our minds 24/7! It’s a well-known fact that as a society, Mallorcans are summer people. Not because it’s the best time to find work,...
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The 300-year-old bakery serving Mallorca’s best llonguet

The 300-year-old bakery serving Mallorca’s best llonguet

Forn de La Gloria literally means ‘Bakery of the Glory’ — an apt name since eating one of their llonguets is a heavenly experience. Soft and tasty, llonguet is a bread native to Palma de Mallorca, stuffed with savoury flavours like sobrasada (a local red sausage) or Mallorcan cheese. Locals...
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In Mallorca, homemade hierbas is the liquor locals love

In Mallorca, homemade hierbas is the liquor locals love

In Mallorca, hierbas is the liquor of choice, and locals know the best stuff is always made at home (or on a Mallorca hierbas-making tour!). The tradition of selecting and brewing the herbs is a way to connect with the land and bring its aromas to the table. (Plus, Mallorcans...
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Sausage season! All about Mallorca’s Matances tradition

Sausage season! All about Mallorca’s Matances tradition

Mallorca has a lot of gastronomy to offer — and all of it is excellent! Have you ever tasted a delicious sobrassada (the typical red sausage from Mallorca)? Or maybe a pa amb oli (bread with olive oil) with butifarró? What about a tasty camaiot? Or the frit de Matances? All...
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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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