• Palma – an Ideal Destination for an Autumn City Break

    by  • September 21, 2015 • Art, City Breaks, Festivals

    Palma is a stylish city and there’s plenty going on in September and October.

    Palma

    The summer visitors may have left but Palma de Mallorca is still a busy city in the autumn months and September/October is an ideal time to visit.  Temperatures are generally very pleasant and more bearable than the often stifling heat of mid summer.  A pleasant, quiet break is certainly an option but those looking for a city break with more action won’t be disappointed either.

    The annual wine fair ( Festa des Vermar) is currently taking place in the wine town of Binissalem, about 27 kilometres from Palma and easily reached by local train. Binissalem becomes a party zone for a fortnight at the end of the grape harvest. The wine fair attracts people from all over the island and beyond for events such as wine tastings, grape-treading, grape-throwing competitions, carnival-type processions, and the outdoor supper at which the traditional dish Fideus de Vermar is served.

    A few days later La Festa Deià International Music Festival holds its closing concert, featuring celllist Gabriel Fiol and soprano Carme Gari who will perform a programme of compositions by Handel, Falla, Offenbach, Mozart, Bach, and others, as well as traditional Mallorcan and Catalan music.

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    For those with an interest in art, the German artist Johannes Schramm is presenting his latest work at the CCA Kunsthalle II in a show entitled ‘Still Water’. Water has always had a starring role in Schramms’s work. By displaying a wide range of scenarios of both indoor and outdoor landscapes, focusing on water allows him explore a variety of pictorial themes.

    For anyone looking to spend a day out of the city a trip on the Soller Train and Tram is ideal.  You can enjoy a journey on the Soller Train through the beautiful Mallorcan countryside with its endless orange groves from the Plaza de Espana Station in Palma. The journey continues by vintage tram between Soller and the picturesque port of Puerto de Soller, which makes a perfect stop for lunch or coffee before returning on the scenic journey to Palma.

    Soller