A visit to Palma never disappoints. The cultural capital of the Mediterranean conquers the traveler with everything they can dream of. In January, the city celebrates the festivities of Sant Sebastià, patron saint of Palma de Mallorca. From 13 to 21 January, the Balearic capital offers during these dates unique events and a wide mosaic of traditions that combine culture, leisure and tradition perfectly.
For more than a week, a great variety of events take place throughout the city. The most celebrated and popular act is the "revetlla de Sant Sebastià", a festival held on the night of January 19. The traditional "foguerons”, where people gather around a bonfire to roast sobrasada and butifarrones, as well as other typical Mallorcan sausages, illuminate the night, while musical performances animate streets and squares in the city. This year, over thirty bands and artists, mostly Mallorcan, will fill the streets with music with live performances across the seven stages scattered around the main squares of the city.
The festival program includes dozens of activities aimed at both residents and visitors. Parades, concerts, theatrical performances, exhibitions, religious events and fireworks throughout the bay, without a doubt a celebration that no one can miss. Do not forget the Correfoc, a parade of Dimonis (devils) in which hundreds of pyrotechnic fires are launched. The public participates in the party dancing with the dimonis and enjoying the show. This act puts an end to the Fiestas de Sant Sebastià.
TaPalma is the tapas & cocktails route in Palma, and this year it will be held from November 25 to 29. In addition, on November 23, two days before the gastronomic route, TaPalma will celebrate the tapas contest at the Palau de Congressos de Palma, for the third year.
Bureau Veritas, a market leader in inspection, certification and testing, has completed the certification of the Meliá Hotels International “Stay Safe with Meliá” programme of preventative measures to combat COVID-19 and has also confirmed a level of compliance of 100% in company hotels.
The spread of the Covid-19 pandemic and the need to reduce the pressure on the public health system in the Balearic Islands led to the Meliá Palma Bay Hotel and Palma Convention Centre being converted into hospitals in late March under the management of the Son Llàtzer University Hospital.