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September 21, 2017 | Blog Things to Do

Sure, you probably know that Mallorca offers some of Europe’s finest beaches and friendliest year-round weather—plus ravishing scenery that runs the gamut from jagged limestone mountains to pastoral valleys to rugged seaside headlands.

But our island is also a wonderful destination for arts and culture, and appreciating as much of that side of Mallorca as you can will deepen your experience here—and add some edifying adventures to all those sun-and-sand delights you’ll enjoy as a Hoposa guest!

Millennia of History to Unpack

Mallorca’s rich, multilayered, and multicultural human history rolls right on back to the Neolithic, and bygone civilizations have left plenty of ruins and artifacts behind that you can still appreciate today.

Historical sites are scattered all across the island. In Alcudia, for example, you can admire the enigmatic monuments of the Roman city of Pollentia, among them the only Roman theater remaining in the Balearic Archipelago. The medieval-era Santueri Castle outside Felanitz (which occupies a site formerly fortified by the Romans) tempts not only for its heritage and imposing grandeur but also its sweeping views of Mallorca’s southeast.

Then there are the dozens of centuries-old watchtowers installed along the Mallorcan coast to thwart pirates and other marauders, the island’s many time-tested churches (the famous mountain-tucked Santuari de Lluc monastery among them), the old ice-storage “snow houses” of the Serra de Tramuntana—and much, much more.

Museums of All Kinds

You can also delve into Mallorca’s backstory among the rich exhibits of the Museu de Mallorca, the Manacor Museum of History, the Museum of Juniper Serra Fray, and other history museums. And then there are all the excellent art museums, among them the Es Baluard Contemporary and Modern Art Museum and Can Prunera, plus the fascinating regional ecology in focus at the Balearic Museum of Natural Sciences.

Mallorcan Cuisine

Some of the premier pleasures of a visit to Mallorca lie in the culinary realm, as local cuisine spans some marvelous territory: from Balearic specialties such as sobrassada sausage and ensaimada pastries to the best of international cookery. (A fine choice for a meal, incidentally, is one of our Hoposa eateries…)

Festivals

From religious feast days to concert series, the Mallorcan festival calendar comes year-round and jampacked. Take in the mock battle of the Moors and Christians during La Patrona, be dazzled by the pyrotechnics and bonfires of Saint John’s Eve (the Night of Fire), enjoy the world-class live soundtracks of the Pollensa Music Festival or the Sa Pobla Jazz Festival—whenever you come stay with us at Hoposa, there’s more likely than not a lively celebration right around the corner!

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