Palma’s main shopping areas will now be open to the public on Sundays. The announcement was made as part of the city’s bid to compete as an international city-break destination and to attract more tourists for weekend breaks and shopping trips.
Palma boasts a great number of luxury boutiques, international brand stores and high street shops which, coupled with the great climate and Palma’s convenient location, make it a great year-round shopping destination.
Until now shops and bars in the main shopping districts of Palma would all stay shut on Sundays, leaving tourists with little to do in the city centre. By allowing shops to open, not only on Sundays, but also on selected bank holidays, the local government hopes to boost the local economy and inject new life into the city which would essentially shut down on these days.
To support the initiative, the town hall plans to organize entertainment and cultural activities which would further enhance the atmosphere for shoppers as they wander down Palma’s attractive shopping districts.
The shops in Palma’s busiest areas, which has been defined as the area comprising the Avenidas and all the way down to the seafront, are now able to open every Sunday and every ‘fiesta’ or bank holiday until the 31st of October.
Shops in other areas of the city, including El Molinar to Playa de Palma and the area surrounding Calle Joan Miró (with the exception of Porto Pi) already had the option to open on these days, as did ‘small’ shops in the main shopping districts.