South-west Mallorca: Santa Ponça, Peguera, Cala Fornells & Camp de Mar

The autopista becomes the C79 just west of Magaluf. From here you can go south to thus-far unspoiled Portals Vells. Alternatively, you can head west, passing Son Ferrer and El Toro – two lifeless urbanizaciones, the latter of which has a small marina, Port Adriano, and a luxury hotel – before running along a wild stretch of coast and reaching Santa Ponça, where Jaume I stepped ahore in 1229, planting his flag and marking the start of the Reconquest of the Balearics. The event is marked by a tall stone cross, carved with reliefs at its base, which stands on the headland at the southern tip of the bay, and the Capilla de la Piedra Sagrada, where the first Christian mass was held.

Santa Ponça Beach, Mallorca Spain

Santa Ponça

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Exhibition Gilbert & George, Mallorca, Spain

“London pictures” exhibition at Casal Solleric

The Casal Solleric shows, until 5th January 2014, an exhibition of rather unconventional art from the tweed-suited adopted East Enders Gilbert and George.

Formed by Gilbert Proesch (Italy, 1943) and George Passmore (United Kingdom, 1942), the exhibition compiles newspaper posters, stolen/retrieved, one by one by the artists, sorted and classified by them according to subject. The photos are a visual novel that reveals the ever nonjudgmental urban drama with all its nuances of hope, desires, sorrow and suffering. A visit is worthwhile in any case!

Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 2pm and 3:30pm to 8:30pm and Sundays and holidays from 11am to 2:30pm (Monday closed).

Gilbert and George Mallorca Spain

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Mallorca Countryside

Charming Mallorcan countryside

Mallorca not only offers breathtaking coastal venues, but also stunning countryside places.

There are plenty of well-equipped country retreats with good facilities for events such as weddings or parties, but also lots of really unusual spaces that you only find in the countryside – things like barns, village halls, beautiful country churches, vineyards – the countryside is filled with fantastic venues! Take a look at some of them:

Valldemossa, the village famous for Frederic Chopin, Mallorca Spain

Valldemossa, the village famous for Frederic Chopin

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