|The Old Town of Palma|
|Go to the Old Town of Palma.|
|The Bellver Castle|
|Go to the Bellver Castle.|
|The Spanish Village (Poble Espanyol / Pueblo Espanol)|
|The Spanish Village is an imitation of a similar park in Barcelona, older but larger, which includes himself a copy of the most characteristic of all the provinces of Spain monuments.|
It’s a bit cheesy, but entertaining enough, because the park contains replicas of almost all of the typical streets of Andalusia, the Court of Myrtles in the Alhambra of Granada, the home of El Greco in Toledo, the Arab baths of Toledo, the great door Bisagra of Toledo, the Cristo de los Faroles in Cordoba, the Plaza Mayor of Salamanca, the Torre de Santa Caterina in Valencia, the ermita de San Antonio de la Florida in Madrid, houses of the Canary Islands. Most replicas are smaller than the originals, but more accurate than the reproductions of the Pueblo Español of Barcelona. During the summer, you can also see the craftsmen at work and folk performances.
Address: Carrer del Poble Espanyol 39
Access: take bus No. 5, 29 or 46 and get off at Avinguda Andrea Doria 41.
Summer hours (April to September): daily, from 9:00 to 19:00.
Winter hours (October to March): daily, from 9:00 to 18:00.
Entry fee: € 5.
Phone: 00 34 971 737 070
|The Park of the Sea (Parc de la Mar / Parque del Mar)|
|The Park of the Sea, an artificial lake, a fountain and greenery, was created in 1984. Near the artificial lake, in a part of the old walls, vaulted rooms, formerly used as barracks were converted into a museum, the Museu Ses Voltes (The Arches Museum).|
Summer Museum Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, from 10:00 to 13:45 and from 16:45 to 20:30.
Winter museum hours: Monday to Saturday, from 10:00 to 17:45.
Sunday from 10:00 to 13:45.
Phone: 00 34 971 722 092
Admission is free.
|Caves of Genova (Coves de Gènova / Cuevas de Genova)|
|Discovered in 1906 the caves of Génova ("Genoa") are located southwest of the city of Palma in the new residential area of Génova. They consist of a set of rooms and galleries, decorated with stalactites and stalagmites, which descend to 36 meters below the surface, the temperature is constant at 20 °C.|
The Coves de Gènova are smaller caves of the island of Majorca, less impressive than the Coves del Drach, the Coves dels Hams and the Coves de Artà on the east coast of the island. However, their proximity to Palma and ease of access provide success.
On the site there is a restaurant "Ses Coves" which serves Majorcan cuisine.
Address: Carrer Barrenc, 45 07015 Palma de Mallorca
Access from Plaça d’Espanya by bus number 46.
Summer hours (April 1 to September 30): Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:30 to 13:30 and from 16:30 to 18:00, closed on Mondays.
Winter hours (October 1 to March 31): Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:30 to 13:00 and from 16:00 to 17:30, closed on Mondays.
Entry fee: € 9 (adults) € 5 (children)
Phone: 00 34 971 402 387
|Chopin and Sand in Palma|
|For the health of Maurice, son of Sand, and that of Chopin, Chopin and Sand decided to spend the winter 1838-1839 in Majorca, in a milder climate than that of Paris.|
Unable to find a hotel, they rent for 100 francs per month to a Gomez Establiments a villa in the "wind home" Son Vent. At first all goes well despite fatigue: they are happy to be "under a turquoise sky…. with a temperature that is reminiscent of a June in Paris. "
Unfortunately Chopin gets sick and starts coughing. Three doctors are called to his bedside. To his friend Fontana remained in Paris, Chopin says:
"The first doctor said I’ll die, the second said I’ll die, the third said I was already flat…"
Forced to leave the house, paying for furniture they are burned, the couple moved to the monastery of Valldemossa.