Summer Events & Activities in Majorca, Spain
By Simon Clark
The town of Magaluf is a popular beach community on the Spanish island of Majorca, located off the west coast of Spain in the Mediterranean Sea. The summer of 2013 looks to be a particularly interesting time to visit with lots of activities for single women to enjoy!
The Mallorca Rocks festival (‘Mallorca’ being the more common Spanish spelling of ‘Majorca’) will feature events every few days, from 4 June to 19 September, with most events featuring guest or house DJ’s. But this year’s festival will also sprinkle in some major pop, rock, and rap acts, from Brit and Mercury Award-winners Franz Ferdinand, to exciting newcomers The Other Tribe. Great expectations are also placed upon Bastille – a band that saw its 2013 debut album premiere at number one in the UK – and Tinie Tempah, the English rapper who performed in the Closing Ceremonies at the 2012 Olympics.
The capital of the island, Palma, is a short trip from Magaluf and the place to go for high street shopping – not just the usual H&M fare, but high-end shops like Cartier and Loewe, too. Being the major city on the island, it features some historical sites worth visiting, including the Silk Exchange – considered a masterpiece of Gothic architecture – and Palma’s Santa Maria Cathedral, a stunning church that dates back to the 13th Century.
There’s never a shortage of things to do on ‘the strip’, either: don’t miss out on the neon-lit stretch of pubs, clubs and karaoke bars called Punta Ballena where DJs like Tiesto ply their trade. If you’re looking for a quieter night instead, head to ‘the marina’ where you’ll find plenty of quaint seafood restaurants; while there, you can also watch the yachts come in for mooring.
Back for a 28th year in 2013 is the Pirates Adventure Show, a Las Vegas-style, high-energy show that’s highly rated, incorporating acrobatics, comedy, drinks, drama and (at some performances) adult humor – not to mention dinner. Booking in advance is highly recommended, and sometimes absolutely necessary.
There will be many more festivals around Majorca in 2013: on the June 23rd is one of the most popular called, in English, the Night of Fire, which happens on mid-summer’s eve. Huge bonfires and fireworks are held in the Parc de la Mer. From July 19-24, there’s the bi-annual Sa Mostra International Folklore Festival in Soller, which features performance groups from around the world. There are also a number of small festivals throughout August and, in early September, an interesting historical re-enactment in Santa Ponsa, when the landing of King Jaume I is commemorated, and actors hold mock battles between the Moors and Christians.
For the latest news on daily events in and around Magaluf, pick up a copy of the Majorca Daily Bulletin online or at your favorite travel agency.
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