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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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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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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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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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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