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In recent years Majorca has shaken off its cheap and cheerful image of the kiss-me-quick package holiday. Those willing to leave the tourist-courting coastal resorts will find an idyllic and unspoiled island, blessed by a perfect Mediterranean climate. Capital city Palma counts among Europe’s most fashionable cities – a pocket-sized Barcelona with a lively café society, designer boutiques and a flourishing arts scene. By contrast time appears to stand still in Majorca’s rural interior, with its honey-coloured villages, welcoming people and astonishing breadth of scenery. From craggy mountains and citrus groves to deserted coves, photogenic fishing harbours and marshy wetlands famed for rare birdlife, little wonder Majorca is the Mediterranean’s most popular holiday island.
Artesanía Textil Bujosa
For a unusual memento of Majorca, visit Artesanía Textil Bujosa, a family-run textile workshop off the beaten tourist track, where you can find a fine array of distinctive Majorcan roba de llengües (fabric of flames) – the hard-we…
Few tourists enter the magical world of Majorca’s bar Abaco. From the outside, this cocktail bar looks unimpressive – just an old, heavy wooden door in a narrow backstreet in the Majorcan capital. However, the drab exterior belies…
Time appears to have stood still in Majorca’s Jardins d’Alfabia, at the heart of the Serra de Tramuntana mountains. These cool, fragrant gardens date from the 13th century, when the island was under Moorish rule. The name Alfabia…