Here we bring you the latest news happening around the island – from New Openings to Top Events whether you live here all year or just visit from time-to-time – stay in the know with what’s going on!
Hot air balloon championship amazes crowds
The 2019 XXI European Hot Air Balloon Championship in Mallorca was a resounding success. The competition weekend in October attracted many visitors who watched the colourful spectacle and shared their experiences on social media. More than 100 participants from 23 countries competed, all of whom faced varying challenges and tests. First place went to Stefan Zeberli from Switzerland, followed by Laurynas Komza from Lithuania and Nicolas Schwarts from France. There was also a nomination for the “Most Sustainable Globe” which went to Iván Ayla for best driver and lowest fuel consumption. The event was organised by Mallorca Balloons
World CleanUp Day
FAN Mallorca Shopping Centre had two reasons to celebrate this season: its third anniversary, which was celebrated by a programme of activities and its amazing result for World Cleanup Day. At Cala Gamba more than 120 kilos of rubbish were collected, most of which was plastic on the beach and at the port. The organisers also included the Federación Balear de Actividades Subacuáticas, the Club Deportivo de Buceo Divecornetdetap, Isurus Mallorca, Oceánides and Quely.
Shop ‘til you drop at this stylish outdoor shopping mall in Palma with all of the stores, restaurantes and cafés you could imagine! […] FAN Mallorca Shopping Centre
Mallorca conquers TV scene in China
In November the shooting of the Chinese TV series Spain Passion began on Mallorca. For the eight-part series, the Chinese actors will be shooting at various locations across Spain. The series is being produced by the company THINK and will be broadcast in Asia next year. The aim is to bring Asian audiences closer to Spain and to share what is unique about each region. There will also be a screening of the series at the FITUR international tourism fair in Madrid.
World title for Hotel Es Princep
The Hotel Es Princep in Palma’s Old Town was awarded the Condé Nast Johansens 2020 Award in London at the beginning of November. Located in the Calatrava neighbourhood, this hotel only opened last year and has created quite a stir since being honoured as of one of the Leading Hotels of the World. In the Balearic Islands it is the only hotel to have received such a title. Only a total of eight Spanish hotels were listed for the award.
Es Princep Hotel is a sunlit 5 star hotel in the charming Calatrava barrio of Palma de Mallorca, offering sea views, Michelin chef cuisine and Spanish ease. […] Waterfront Es Princep Hotel in Palma
Cement Design arrives
The innovative company Cement Design, known for their creative marketing campaigns, have just opened a branch in Mallorca on c/ Francesc Sancho 26 in Palma. Headquartered in Madrid, the company specialises in the manufacture, distribution and installation of decorative cement coverings. The company is already represented in more than 40 countries and is used internationally. Whether it be for walls, floors, surfaces or bathrooms, Cement Design offer innovative solutions for interior and exterior design.
Private collection of Basquiat at Gallery Red
Art collectors Drew Aaron and Hana Soukupovà are showcasing 16 works from their private collection by the world-famous artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. The exhibition, entitled Homage to Jean-Michel Basquiat, is the first of its kind and includes the famous work Back of the Neck from 1983, which has never been shown before in Spain. The exhibition can be seen until November 23rd at Gallery RED in Plaza Chopin.
Curated installations featuring leading contemporary artists, designer legends, and exclusive handbags and accessories from the past 50 years in Palma. […] Gallery Red Palma de Mallorca
Mallorca-inspired fabric design
Mediterranean Seaside is the name of the new Güell-Lamadrid fabric collection, designed in collaboration with Swedish designer Klas Käll. The collection is inspired by a series of unique places on Mallorca in which Klas draws on in his use of shape, colour and texture. The fabrics range from earthy browns and reds to striking blues and greens, which all derive from Mallorca’s landscape. Mediterranean Seaside consists of six different fabric designs, all of which are available to purchase at Rialto Living in Palma.
Rialto Living in Palma de Mallorca offers a lifestyle store concept including interior design, fashion, art, gifts and a café to the well-travelled fashion and design-interested customers. […] Rialto Living Lifestyle Store
Alix of Bohemia at Mansion Dux
The luxury clothing brand Alix of Bohemia presented their beautiful collection of handmade, free-spirited garments. Designer Alix Verley-Pietrafesa and partner Sebastian Kaufman welcomed fellow fashionistas on the island to browse their newest work at Mansion Dux. The stately mansion formed the perfect backdrop to Alix’s palette of Mediterranean colours, flowery prints and exquisite stitching.
Seahouse Mediterranean Luxury
A highly anticipated event for design enthusiasts was the presentation of Seahouse Mediterranean Luxury by Terraza Balear and Minotti in Andratx. Co-hosted by Engel & Völkers South-West, the modern villa includes exclusive Minotti pieces, interior by Terraza Balear and artwork selected by Drew Aaron from Gallery Red. Guest designer Christophe Delcourt and co-CEO Renato Minotti also joined for “Minotti Talks” where they discussed their design ideas in detail. The luxury property is being sold exclusively through Engel & Völkers.
Villa Statera, a unique property by developers E5 Living and interior designers Terraza Balear is now for sale. Find out more here! […] Sleek, sea-view villa for sale
Mallorca Live Festival announces 2020 line-up
The fifth edition of the Mallorca Live Festival will take place in Magaluf on 15th and 16th May 2020. The organisers have announced the first part of its line-up which includes soul singer Michael Kiwanuka and London slam poet Kate Tempest. Pop singer Miles Kane and the Temples have also been announced. Among the Spanish artists are Carolina Durante, León Benavente and Rapper Kase.o who will perform alongside Mallorcan artists Go Cactus and Trigga.
The Mallorca Files set for BBC
The BBC has confirmed the broadcast of the TV series The Mallorca Files for November. The series will run for two weeks on BBC Daytime, and then all ten episodes will be moved for viewing on iPlayer. The crime thriller takes place at different places on Mallorca and is said to include beautiful shots of the island. The series is a co-production for the BBC by Cosmopolitan Pictures and Clerkenwell Films. A preview can be found at: www.bbcpreviews.co.uk
New charging station for electric cars
One of Spain’s largest charging stations will open in Palma in mid-November. Electrolinera can be found at Camí Vell de Bunyola at the industrial park Son Castelló. Ten charging facilities will be available and will power all types of vehicles. Power Electronics, a company based near Valencia, is responsible for the construction. There are currently 361 electric stations on the Balearic Islands, but only a few of them can charge electrically quickly and efficiently.
Holidu, a search engine for holiday homes, has recently announced that the village of Sóller is one of the most popular places posted on Instagram. Along with Llanes in Asturias and Mogán in the Canary Islands, Sóller is one of the three most popular villages in Spain. Other popular Spanish regions on Instagram are Andalusia and Galicia.
The town of Sóller is one of the most beautiful in Mallorca. It is paradise for hikers and cyclists, gourmet lovers and a desirable option to live. Her is your complete guide to Sóller. […] Sóller
The best pizza on Mallorca
Davide Perniciaro from the restaurant La Bella Italia has won the competition for the “Best Pizza on Mallorca 2019” with his innovative pizza creations. At the end of October, the third edition of the competition “La Mejor Pizza de Mallorca” took place at the old ASIMA fire station in Palma. Pizza makers Giulio Lopolitpo from Pizzería Es Fortí and Saverio Carducci from Satrigo in Porto Pi were awarded second and third prizes.