Thursday, March 12, 2009

Finally Christmas has started!

Festa del Estandart

One King (James I)

His idea (To conquer Catalonia Valencia and Balears)

During the conquest, the port of Palma was invaded, the king James The Conqueror came to invade Mallorca with 155 boats, and he was only twenty one years old. A good way to see how it all happened is to watch the movie Troy. In this movie is very easy to see how a walled city was invaded, and to realize that to pass the wall was very hard. In Palma, like in Troy, the wall was not destroyed, but opened to the enemy as a signal of rendition. After the conquest of Mallorca, in the year 1231 he conquered Menorca, Ibiza in the year 1235 and in Valencia in 1238. He tried also two crusades, but they did not go too well.

City wall of Palma

The Invasion of the city

The Headquarters of the Arabs

This celebration, remembers the conquest of the island in 1229

Finally, the pole with the flag of Mallorca is in the center of the city. Victory!

New Years Eve

The coming of the new year, is celebrated always in Plaza de Cort

In on the 5th of January there is the celebration of the Three Holy Kings, it is a great parade

Parade 2006. The oldest Three Kings Parade in the world was made in Alcoy (Spain) in the year 1866

Nativity 2008

Nativity of El Corte Ingles (New!)

Nativity of Sant Antoniet (the most traditional of Palma)

Nativity of Oficis Artesans (Located in the Town Hall)

Nativity of C & A

One of the traditions of Palma is to visit the representations of the nativity there is many arround the city, but the most importat is the one we see in this video, the one that is located in the town hall of Palma

(Nativity of 2006)

Where to stay

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

What to do on new years eve? Every year the same question! Well, luckily, still there is only one room left in Hotel Dalt Murada

Still there is a suite avaliable, suite number three, the price is 236 euros, the price is for two people, breakfast and taxes are included


Choose room number four for new years eve