Must-try Mallorcan baked goods — and where to find them

Must-try Mallorcan baked goods — and where to find them

The origin of Mallorcan pastry goes back to when the Christians conquered Mallorca in 1229. At that time the island was inhabited by Muslims, and when the Christians arrived, they forced the Arabs to convert to Christianity or be exiled. The same was then done with the Jews. To demonstrate...

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Best street food in Mallorca: Llonguet by Forn de la Gloria

Best street food in Mallorca: Llonguet by Forn de la Gloria

The annual #streetfood50 Awards recognise the top street food vendors around the globe, handpicked by Urban Adventures’ own local guides-in-the-know. Local bakery Forn de la Gloria received top accolades from our Mallorca tour guides for the best street food in Mallorca in 2018, for their llonguet recipe. For the most...

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Discovering street art in Palma de Mallorca

Discovering street art in Palma de Mallorca

I remember when I was young, walking through the old streets of the capital on the island of Mallorca. I was incredibly curious, walking alongside my parents, about the hundreds and hundreds of names drawn on the walls and doors. I later found out this was what many call graffiti....

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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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Where to celebrate the Assumption of Mary in Europe

Where to celebrate the Assumption of Mary in Europe

August 15 is a big celebration in most European cities. It is a religious event, honouring the Assumption of Mary, and the day is marked with a principal feast of the Blessed Virgin, or the mother of Jesus Christ. The Assumption of Mary is celebrated across Europe, and if you’re...

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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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A wine guide to sipping your way around the Mediterranean

A wine guide to sipping your way around the Mediterranean

When it comes to wine, the Mediterranean has a long and rich history. The area’s warm climate, agricultural techniques and local varietals produce unique white, red and sparkling wines you won’t find elsewhere. So raise a glass and sip your way around the Mediterranean, with this handy guide on what...

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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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