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Cyclists and Palma traffic laws

Cyclists in Palma are still none the wiser about which the city council continues to tinker with while the police mount a crackdown. Palma local police are closing down on cyclist that fail to comply with the traffic laws. ¬†Fines … Continue reading

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Palma’s Congress Centre and Hotel up for sale

Palma City Council is going to vote in favour of a motion to put the controversial convention centre and hotel up for sale as separate properties. As a local newspaper commented¬† ” that’s a big piece of Mallorca real estate … Continue reading

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Stolen tapestry returned after 34 years

Palma de Mallorca – a 16th century religious tapestry which police suspect was stolen by one of Europe’s most prolific art thieves from a cathedral in Spain in 1979 has been returned to the country after an odyssey that took … Continue reading

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Car Hire – the great rip off

Reproduced is a letter to a local newspaper complaining about their car hire experience in Mallorca. “My husband logged onto a car hire website and booked a car, the total cost was just over 140 UK Pounds and including 31 … Continue reading

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Moving in the right direction at last?

Palma tourism officials have announced they will be modifying the planning laws so that private investment projects can be fast tracked in a bid to get the local economy moving again. For example, four new luxury hotels are going to … Continue reading

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Spain debated bullfighting

Madrid – as the Spanish Parliament debated a proposed new law to declare bullfighting a cultural heritage, an Ipsos MORI public opinion poll commissioned by the Humane Society International reveals that the majority of Spaniards do not approve of public … Continue reading

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Mallorca’s Luxury hotels post an income of 314 million euros

The island’s luxury hotel sector brings in 314 million euros per year and generates 2,200 jobs according to the results of a study carried out by the Mallorca Hotel Federation which was presented yesterday. And based on that, the Federation … Continue reading

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Bells from Palma Cathedral going to Germany

In a few weeks, the dome of the steeple of Palma Cathedral will need to be dismounted. At almost 50 meters high, work will be performed to remove the bells. Five of them – named na Picarol, la Prima, la … Continue reading

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Open the Marivent Palace

There are growing calls for the Marivent royal palace in Cala Major to be opened to the public. Jason Moore, editor of the Majorca Daily Bulletin says, I can’t really understand why anyone could have any objections, Marivent is fantastic … Continue reading

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Palma to hold major beer festival

A major beer festival will take place from April 26th until May 5th in Palma just by the Palma cathedral. A total of 70 different beers from across the globe will be served in special beer tents. Beer Palma, the … Continue reading

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