Easter in Mallorca

Easter is an important tradition and a wonderful cultural experience throughout Mallorca! Semana Santa offers lots to do & see. Families in Mallorca come together to make the traditional Easter pastries: rubiols, empanadas and crespells. Processions with hoods and robes march through Palma every evening. In addition to the religious festivities, La Fira del Ram is an annual fun fair that takes place in Palma during Easter. It’s a great opportunity to let loose and have some fun with family and friends.

The island comes alive with festivities during Holy Week. Traditional rituals, and festive atmosphere make it an exciting time to visit. It’s a good opportunity to immerse oneself in the local culture and traditions. 


Easter begins on Palm Sunday in Mallorca

The Holy Week is filled with traditional rituals and religious processions and events that take place during the week leading up to Easter Sunday, to mark the Passion of Christ. 

Palm Sunday is one of the most important days in the Christian calendar after Christmas and Easter. For many Christian churches Palm Sunday, often referred to as “Passion Sunday,” marks the beginning of the Holy Week.

The Bible reveals that when Jesus entered Jerusalem, the crowds greeted him by waving palm branches and covering his path with palm branches. In Palma, Palm Sunday is traditionally celebrated with the blessing of palm branches and a procession in many Christian churches. The Passion Mass in the Cathedral of Palma is followed by procession of priests and believers through the streets and was preceded by the Bishop of Palma blessing with holy water the palm branches and olive trees brought by numerous spectators. On this day Christians celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, the week before his death and resurrection. Therefore it is customary to bring the blessed palm branches home to adorn the front doors as an element of protection for the family.


Easter processions and the hooded men

Semana Santa is the Spanish name for Easter and it reaches all the way back to the 16th century when the church decided to present the story of Christ’s suffering in a way that people could understand. It was decided that the best way to do this would be a series of processions through the streets depicting scenes from the story of Jesus’ birth and death. 

It is an experience to follow the glorious Easter processions here in Mallorca whose content is varied depending on the day. The processions in Palma involve members of religious brotherhoods or cofradías, who wear hoods and robes as a symbol of penitence and anonymity. The processions are usually solemn and reflective, as they mark the Passion of Christ. One of the more vivid Easter processions is the Procesión del Silencio, (Silent Procession), held in complete silence, with the quietness only broken by a deep and throbbing drumbeat, usually performed on Tuesday before Easter.

Jueves Santo (Holy Thursday) is another significant day in the Holy Week calendar, thousands line the streets to watch the annual Processión de la Sang. This is the largest of the Easter processions, with hundreds of hooded penitents and various brotherhoods or ‘cofradias’, each with their own distinctive penitential robes and conical hoods. All participating and carrying the crucified Christ through the streets to remind the believers of the meaning of Christianity. These brotherhoods make their way slowly and painfully around the city streets carrying the heavy religious statues on  platforms while solemn music accompanies them on their slow progress. The procession can take hours to complete, often continuing well into the night.

Angel Sunday: The Sunday after Easter is when, traditionally, bread was distributed among the poor. Today food is still involved, but families and friends gather together to share a meal outdoors. These events are an important part of the cultural and religious heritage of Palma de Mallorca and are a significant experience for locals and visitors alike. The island comes alive with festivities during Easter week. It’s a good opportunity to immerse oneself in the local culture and traditions. 


The food is the center of Easter in Mallorca

Regions in Spain celebrate Easter by preparing a variety of dishes that are linked to the customs of the Christian calendar.  Easter in Mallorca means being able to enjoy some traditional foods all over the island! It is typical for Mallorquin families to get together over Easter and cook together. There are a number of sweet and savory dishes that play an important role, and throughout the Easter holiday there will be plenty of Panades, Cocarrois, Crespells and Robiols. Despite being made from the same basic pastry, they differ greatly in taste. 

Panades: are small round pasties pies which are traditionally filled with meat, cuttlefish, fish, chicken and peas. The Easter Panades are stuffed with lamb meat, onion and peas.

Cocarrois: are shaped like a Cornish pasty, but filled with Swiss chard, sweet onions, garlic and raisins.

Crespells: are sweet biscuits in different shapes made especially for Easter. They are best prepared with Mallorquin ingredients, such as olive oil, pork lard and Sóller oranges.

Robiols: are half-moon shaped sweet pastries. They are filled with either an apricot jam, chocolate, cream or a sugary quince filling known as ‘cabell d’àngel’ (literally translates to ‘angel hair’).

Mallorca doesn’t differ from the rest of the world when it comes to consuming massive amounts of chocolate during Easter because another big tradition are the figurines and sculptures made of chocolate called the ‘mones de pasqua’. They can come in the shape of a rabbit, an egg, a cartoon character, etc. Many bakeries compete to display the most spectacular chocolate sculptures in their windows. They could be a building, a popular character or a representation of anything!

One of the other seasonal Easter dishes is a spin on the typically Mallorquin ‘frit’ or frito Mallorquin, a dish made with offal of pork, potatoes, peppers and onions. At Easter it is made with lamb, frito de cordero. It is combined with a number of wonderful herbs, the main one being dill, which reputedly is a herb native from Mallorca. Traditional feasts of roasted lamb are popular events on Easter Sunday and  ‘food fairs’ are commonly held. Here residents get together to dance, socialize and enjoy the food they have prepared in their homes. For many locals, Easter wouldn’t be the same without these flavors. So If you are in Mallorca this Easter make sure to treat yourself to a culinary tour experiencing Mallorca through its Easter cuisine.

Massar Midgley Mahdi

Team Assistant @ Mallorcaresidencia

Lunch spots in Santa Catalina

The vibrant area of Santa Catalina is always changing and new restaurants pop up continuously. We love Santa Catalina and want you to have the very best out of your visit here so we have made a list of great lunch spots in the area. Enjoy your meal!



The restaurant Spot is situated in Plaça Verge del Miracle and serves delicious alternatives for your lunch time. You can enjoy fresh food and local ingredients in a charming environment at the heart of Santa Catalina. Spot is part of the group EN COMPAÑÍA DE LOBOS and GRUPO TRAGALUZ which have several restaurants in Spain. The interior design of the restaurant has influences from 1960’s and 1970’s architecture.


Mola Santa Catalina

Mola is situated in our street, Calle Anibal. If you want to enjoy a delicious meal in a nice ambience for your lunch, Mola is the place for you! Their menu has influences from around the world and a lovely mix of flavors. The light and airy decor which welcomes you from the moment you enter the restaurant.


Chula Vista

Chula Vista is situated in Calle de la Fabrica and it is a member of the El Aquanata Family which has another spot in Santa Catalina. Chula Vista has started to serve a lunch menu with Mexican-Californian flair and full of colors and flavors which is available Monday to Friday . Enjoy your lunch on their nicely decorated terrace!


Clavo y Medio

Clavo y Medio is situated in Calle de la Pursiana and serves “Street Food Gamberro”. They recently started to serve lunch menus as Menu Chino, Menu Indio, Menu Thai. Try these classical cuisines with Clavo y Medios own touch and flavors. You will also enjoy eating your lunch in a street food ambiance.



Nap is situated in Carrer Soler and serves Neapolitan pizza. If you have a short break for your lunch, this is the place for you! This certificated Neapolitan pizza leaves the pizzas in the oven just 60 seconds for 485 degrees which makes them a perfect spot for quick lunch. After opening in Madrid, Barcelona, San Sebastián, Bilbao, they opened their first restaurant in Santa Catalina, in a nice old townhouse.



Sedat Senoglu

Digital Product & IT Manager @ Mallorcaresidencia

The enchanting Old Town of Palma

Palma’s Old Town is a very desirable and sought after area to live in. Here you can find everything from top-renovated palaces with modern amenities to cozy small apartments with roof terraces overlooking Palma’s magnificent Cathedral La Seu. The central location with proximity to the lively city life attracts many, but also the proximity to the sea and Palma’s harbor and the promenade. In the Old Town there are world-class restaurants, five-star hotels and inviting courtyards reminiscent of bygone times. But here you can also find hidden gems in the form of small charming shops, bars and alleys. The Old Town of Palma is actually one of the best preserved historic centers in Europe with architectural and cultural wonders. And best of all is that it is the perfect size to explore the area on foot and allow yourself to get lost in medieval streets and alleyways. 




What should you not miss to visit

Here we find many of the most attractive places to visit such as the majestic Cathedral La Seu, parts of which were renovated by the Catalan architect Gaudi. Right next to the Cathedral is El Real Palacio de la Almudaina, which is one of the most visited attractions in the Old Town. La Almudaina, which is now a royal palace, is used for official meetings and events during the summer months. Its historical origins date as far back as the Talayotic era during the Iron Age and have since been used by both the Romans and Muslims who ruled the island. One can visit the lavishly furnished palace and enjoy the beautiful garden and courtyard.

Another must on the list is the Es Baluard museum where you can enjoy works by Joan Miró, Picasso, and Magritte among many others. The beautiful building is a work of art in itself and well worth a visit to see the wonderful views of the promenade and wonderful architecture.

Where to eat?

The Old Town offers everything from fine dining to cozy small restaurants. The restaurant De Tokio a Lima is located on the roof of the Boutique Hotel Can Alomar overlooking the street Paseo del Borne where many of Palma’s most exclusive shops are located. The food is a wonderful mix of Mediterranean food with a fusion of Asian. For those looking for an exclusive plant-based restaurant, we can really recommend the restaurant Botanic at the charming hotel Can Bordoy. Botanic offers a sophisticated plant-based menu that provides a sensual and seductive experience that will change your perception of healthy food.

Not far from there, on Calle Concepcion awaits the next gastronomic experience: Fera. Eating here is not the only pleasure as the venue is beautifully decorated with impressive works of art. The menu is based on head chef Simon Petutschnig’s love of Japanese flavors combined with seasonal ingredients found in Spain.

If you want to eat tapas in the Old Town, we recommend trying the classic tapas restaurant La Boveda or Ombu, which offer modern versions of tapas, both in La Lonja. Tast Club can be hard to find, but behind the doors of this hidden gem lies an elegant and intimate tapas restaurant reminiscent of an English club. Not far from there we find Toque de Queda, a champagne bar, and delicatessen shop in the heart of Palma, very close to La Rambla. It is a cozy and affordable restaurant with Italian charcuterie, tapas and pleasant service. Last but not least, we have to mention Rivareno in La Lonja where you can enjoy homemade, wonderful Italian ice cream.

Hotels in Old Town

The variety of hotels is almost endless in the area. Most of the hotels in The Old Town are boutique hotels and it can be difficult to find something more economical. The already mentioned elegant Can Bordoy is located in a historic building tastefully decorated with exclusive objects and offers 24 unique suites.

La Posada de Santa Clara offers a historic charm mixed with modern design. The exceptional location makes Santa Clara Urban Hotel & SPA a unique choice. El Llorenc Parc del Mar is a design hotel created by the Swedish designer Magnus Ehrland with a breathtaking location overlooking the sea and the Cathedral. The three-story roof terrace with infinity pool, a luxury spa and the restaurant Dins where the Mallorcan chef Santi Taura takes the reins is a guaranteed wow factor.


Johanna Andersson

Team Assistant @ Mallorcaresidencia

Emblematic Cafés/Bars in Palma

Palma offers you a selection of good Bar & Coffee places with historical & family business background. In our blog we made a selection of these emblematic places which mostly serve two stars of Mallorcan Cousine “variat” and “llonguet”.


Bar Mavi

Biel and Maria, two Mallorcans from Sencelles, opened Bar Mavi in 1955 on the main street Calle 31 de Diciembre. Nowadays the third generation is taking care of this emblematic bar. In Bar Mavi you can get one of the best “variat” of the island, or you can try their “menu del dia” in their historic ambiance, or you can just enjoy your beer or vermouth on a lovely day.


Bar Pigalle

Bar Pigalle, which is in the same street as Bar Mavi, was founded by Jaume Segura Vidal. It was opened in the sixties and became a meeting point in the city. It was frequented by footballers from the Real Mallorca of the era. Bar Pigalle offers you delicious “variat” and other dishes of the day while you enjoy their historical inside ambiance or just sit outside in their terrace which is a perfect corner place.


Bar Bosch

Bar Bosch is one of the most emblematic bars in Palma. It is located on Plaça Rei Joan Carles I, just in the middle of the tourist attraction, since 1936. Jaume Bosch, who was a cook at the Gran Hotel, opened this bar on February 15, 1936, a few months before the Civil War. In Bar Bosch you can get a wide variety of food and drinks right in the city center, just beside the shopping street Jaime III.




Bar Isleño

Bar Isleño is just opposite the Santa Catalina Market on Calle Anibal. Bar Isleño has been our all time favorite in Santa Catalina and for us it’s a bridge which connects Santa Catalina’s past and present. Visit this special bar with its “Barrio” ambiance and don’t forget to try their delicious ‘llonguets’, special croissants and coffees…


Can Frau

Welcome to the temple of typical Mallorcan food at Santa Catalina Market. As Bar Isleño, Can Frau has also been our all time favorite in Santa Catalina and for us it’s a bridge which connects Santa Catalina’s past and present. It’s a meeting place for both locals and foreigners and it is run by Pedro, Biel and Mario, who serve you one of the best foods on the island.


Sedat Senoglu

Digital Product & IT Manager @ Mallorcaresidencia

Christmas team event at Skaparkraft

For this year’s Christmas team event we decided to do something fun and energizing but at the same time something where we as a team could bond and socialize. We chose to investigate our creativity but through a playful way. We chose to have our event at Skaparkraft!

The creator behind Skaparkraft Palma is Lisa Blohm. She has worked creatively her whole professional life. It was when she attended a similar event with her sister in Sweden that the idea was born. Lisa blanked out at the event, she felt pressured to perform which in its turn gave her anxiety. While her sister, who is not at all creative, bloomed and went with the flow, she let go of all her inhibitions. Lisa liked this type of art creation. She found it to be relaxing for the brain. To create without right or wrong and judgment. And with later training in relaxation & stress management, Lisa learned more about what stress does to our wellbeing and our creativity. She then decided that she wanted to bring and share this to Mallorca. And that’s how Skaparkraft was born!

We’re all born creative, but as we grow older many of us forget this about ourselves. Remember finger painting, when you created something for the sheer joy of it, not because you were trying to make “good” art? We all agreed that it was wonderful to use parts of the brain that as adults we don’t frequently use. In our modern society we are constantly pursuing perfection, to be correct and rectified. In Skaparkraft we could put all that aside and just be in the moment creating and letting the canvas, colors and toles guide us. Reawakening the creative spirit, in a no-pressure, non-judgmental environment. Lisa told us not to pursue the result, the end product, but rather the approach and the journey.

So we let our creativity run wild on a large canvas with easy-to-work acrylic paints. With joy, laughter, music, cava and of course enriching conversations! We played around and found our creativity and our own personal way of expression with different tools such as scrapers, rollers, fingers, and traditional painting tools, the sky’s the limit, and no prior knowledge is needed.

In summary, it was a lovely team activity, we got to hang out and interact. In addition, it is good as team building as we got the chance to help and advise each other when someone specifically asked for help and advice. Some of us even feel that it was therapeutic. One thing is for sure it was rewarding and we left with an endorphin enriching experience.


Massar Midgley Mahdi

Team Assistant @ Mallorcaresidencia

Art Nouveau in Palma

Palma is not called little Barcelona for nothing. In central Palma and Old Town is the place to admire the wonderful modernist architecture and all its amazing buildings. Modernism, which was active during the late 1800s and early 1900s, is also called Art Nouveau and Jugendstil depending on where in the world you are. It is an architecture that breaks classical norms and is inspired by imagination and creativity with abundant ornamentation, asymmetry and curved lines. Gaudi himself, perhaps the most prominent architect of the time together with Domenech i Montaner, lived and worked in Mallorca for 10 years when he renovated the interior of the Cathedral. Most buildings only have a modernist architecture on the outside in Palma, unlike many buildings in Barcelona which also have an equally imaginative interior in many cases.

Our walk starts at Plaza Weyler and the Gran Hotel (1901-1903) which was the first modernist building in Palma. Lluis Doménech I Montaner and Jaume Alenyá are the architects behind the building which, at the time, was a pioneer in the luxury hotel industry on the island. Nowadays, the building houses the Caixa Forum, a cultural center in Palma.

Just across the street we find Forn del Teatre (1916) which is an excellent example of modernism in business premises. Green wooden panels adorn the doors and windows, the walls with plant motifs and perhaps the most eye-catching are the impressive metal dragons and hawks.

If we continue to Plaza Mercat, we find the neighbouring buildings Can Casasayas (1908 -1910)  and Pension Menorquina (1909 – 1911). On the facade, you can see similarities with Casa Batlló in Barcelona in the curved shapes and parabolic-like arches. Both buildings, like many other buildings, consisted of business premises on the ground floor and the family lived on the first floor to rent out the rest.

Through the narrow alleys we then reach Can Corbella, which is located by the Plaza Cort. Can Corbella is one of the most unique buildings in a pre-modernist style from the end of the 19th century by the architect Nicolau Lliteras. The windows on the ground floor are decorated with colorful windows and an octagonal tower crowns the building.

Not far away, at Calle Colom 11, we find the building known as Casa de la Medias. The facade is decorated with colorful Mallorcan ceramic tiles and what stands out the most are the triangular balconies on the fourth floor.

If you then walk from Calle Colom towards Plaza Mayor, you will surely see people photographing Can Forteza-Rey, the modernist jewel of Palma. The name comes from the creator Forteza-Rey who undoubtedly found inspiration in Gaudí’s Parque Guell and Casa Batlló. The facade is decorated with typical trencadís (tile fragments), dragons, wrought iron balcony railings and abundant floral decorations.

Right next door is Almacenes El Aguila (1908) the creation of Gaspar Benazar and Jaume Alenyá. The facade consists of huge windows that let in a lot of sunlight and cast iron decoration. The inspiration comes from the underground station Karlsplatz in Vienna, which looks like a glass box. A few minutes walk away we reach plaza Josep Maria Cuadrado and Can Barceló (1901-1904) by Bartomeu Ferrá. The beautiful facade is decorated with blue tiles with scenes from everyday life.

As the last visit, we practically chose Bar Cristal. This is a meeting place for many Majorcans. Looking up at the building one can enjoy a beautiful building adorned with cast iron balconies


Johanna Andersson

Team Assistant @ Mallorcaresidencia

Christmas in Mallorca

Mallorca is a great place to be, especially for those who would like to celebrate the holiday season in a warmer climate. Palma’s most beautiful avenues have stunning Christmas lights and the traditional Christmas markets have begun on La Rambla and in Plaza Mayor. Many local businesses place their products on display in these very central meeting points. The Puerto Portals and Pueblo Espanol Christmas Market are back this year. Many villages hold nice Christmas markets like the one in Alaró. One of the most popular Christmas events is the Swedish school’s concert in the Palma Cathedral which will take place on Tuesday the 13th of December.

December 13th at 20:00 in Palma Cathedral

Saint Lucia carries a long tradition in Scandinavia, but actually she was an Italian saint from the IV century. Saint Lucia’s day, on December 13th, is typically celebrated in different regions in Italy, as well as in Catalonia and all over Sweden, where it has become an important event to lighten up dark December, and bring faith and hope. Many are the legends that accompany the St Lucia martyr, defined as a carrier of light. One story tells that Saint Lucia was carrying food and aid to the Christians who were hiding in the catacombs in Rome during the IV century. To have her hands as free as possible, she lightened up her way with a crown of candles on her head. Her violent death and martyrdom is symbolized by the red ribbon worn together with the white dress in the processions on St Lucia’s day.

In Scandinavia light is very much needed during the darker winter months. Churches and schools in Sweden are filled with music and Christmas carols. And this tradition has now also become part of Mallorca, where you can enjoy the typical Lucia concert on December 13th at 20:00 in the beautiful cathedral of Palma. The Swedish School is organizing this concert, and it has already become a popular tradition among Swedish, International and local residents. It is a popular event and makes sure to be there well before 19:45. This year you can also enjoy a smaller Lucia celebration at 11:00 in Palma Bread in Santa Catalina and 14:00 in Rialto living.

Puerto Portals
December 15th to 6th of January

The annual Christmas market in Puerto Portals has become a new Christmas tradition in Mallorca. The Market starts the 15th of December and runs until the 6th of January. It is one of the most popular Christmas markets on the island. Inspired by the typical Central European markets, the market has more than forty wooden stalls decorated with garlands of lights and fir trees, offering a wide diversity of quality products. There are plenty of activities for the children, Christmas sweets and food from a variety of countries, live music and a wide range of Christmas presents for all ages.  In addition to a rich gastronomic offer with traditional food of this time of year. Whatever you do make sure not to miss the ice skating rink, fun Christmassy feeling regardless of your age!

Rata Market Nadal
10th & 11th December

This alternative market offers something for the whole family: activities with a program of workshops for all ages, live music and a gastronomic area with food trucks, cakes, ice cream, coffee and bar service. This will be the 8th edition of the Rata Christmas Market, which will take place on the weekend of 10th & 11th of December at the Palau de Congressos de Palma (Carrer Felicià Fuster 2, Palma) in a covered space of more than 2,000 m2. Ratamarket offers local products from more than 70 vendors. Take advantage of this market to get those products that you will hardly find at conventional fairs or stores.

Pueblo Español
2nd to 11th of December

The Pueblo Español Christmas market is very popular and is celebrated inside a beautiful building. The name Pueblo Español means the Spanish village, this way you can embrace the Christmas spirit surrounded by stunning architecture, replica of various Spanish buildings. The market holds high quality in both decoration and selection of products. Opening hours vary depending on the day of your visit.

Alaró mercadet nadal
11th & 12th of December

Discover the picturesque little village of Alaró during its Christmas market. The Alaró City Council is organizing the 10th edition of the Christmas Market which lasts for two days between the 10th and 11th. Here you can find traditional products from Mallorca, handmade Christmas decoration products, food, accessories and a large selection of sweets and a fantastic Christmas atmosphere.

Syndeo lounge & restaurang
6th to  8th of December

This year Syndeo lounge and restaurant will be welcoming Christmas with their market. You can find a selection of gifts, unique handmade decorative items, custom-made accessories, natural cosmetics and many more surprises! ⁠And of course, great gastronomy.

Palma’s annual Christmas Fairs
November 28th to 6th of January

Get into the festive spirit at Palma’s annual Christmas Fair. The street is beautifully decorated with Christmas lights and is well worth a visit. Most of the stalls are found around Plaza Mayor, La Rambla, Via Roma, Plaza de España and Plaza de la Porta Pintada. This year the market will be bigger and better than ever with 194 stalls, you will find plenty of food, Christmas tree decorations. Plaza Major is home to the traditional Spanish Christmas market with a large selection of decorations and gifts. There will be the nativity scene market, where you can find everything for your nativity scenes, Christmas trees, decorative candles, artificial flowers, toys and decorative objects typical of this time of year. As usual, the markets of La Rambla, Via Roma, Plaza de España and Plaza de la Porta Pintada will be dedicated to the sale of ceramics, leather, engravings, jewelry, carpentry, metal, textiles, art, etc. as well as food products. Make sure to try the churros with chocolate and enjoy the cozy atmosphere around plaza España. There is also a carousel and trampoline for the children to enjoy.

There are many beautiful nativity scenes to be enjoyed all around Mallorca but the most popular of them all is the one in the town hall in Plaza Cort.. This traditional Nativity scene is made up of 250 clay figures and painted by hand by the artist specialized in nativity scenes, Margalida Nicolau. You find it in Plaça de Cort from November 21st to January 6th.


Massar Midgley Mahdi

Team Assistant @ Mallorcaresidencia

Hiking in Mallorca

November is an ideal time for hiking in Mallorca. Mallorca offers you the most beautiful paths and routes in the Serra de Tramuntana mountain and in the Serra de Llevant mountains. Below you can find some of our suggestions for hiking in Mallorca.


Puig de Maria

The route to the Puig de Maria offers you amazing panoramic views. The route is just over 2km from Pollença. After around a 45-minute walk you can reach the Hostel ‘Santuari de la Mare de Déu del Puig’ where you can get some lunch and a drink or you can spend all night in the hostel.


The Archduke’s Trail

The Archduke’s Trail starts from Valldemossa and it’s called the Archduke trail because the Archduke Luis Salvador built the paths reaching nearly 1000m high in the mountains. The total route is up to 17km and it is a great challenge for hikers who want to be surrounded by overwhelming mountainous back drops.


Dry Stone Walk – GR 221 (Ruta de Pedra en Sec)

Dry Stone Walk GR 221 is a long distance hiking route of 135km which splits into eight stages through the Serra de Tramuntana mountains. Some parts are accessible without a guide, however, areas such as the Esporles to Valldemossa and Valldemossa to Deià stages are better done with someone who knows the path. The route runs from Port D’Andratx in the southwest to Pollensa in the northwest, through the Tramuntana mountain range (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). On the route there are various points where hikers can re-fuel and spend the night.


Alaró Castle

The ruins of the castle of Alaró sit on the top of the mountain (Puig d’Alaró), surrounded by steep cliffs. You can reach Alaró Castle in two hours with a medium level hike from the town of Alaró. On your way to the castle, you can see Mallorca towards Palma and the sea, and when you reach the top, you will meet the incredible views over the Serra de Tramuntana mountains.


Sedat Senoglu

IT & Digital Marketing @ Mallorcaresidencia

Upcoming area: El Camp d’en Serralta

Centrally located, El Camp d’en Serralta is one of the up-and-coming areas of Palma that is gaining in popularity. The location between Santa Catalina, Jaime III and Son Dameto is excellent for those looking for a property close to everything but without being in the middle of the action. Here you also have the opportunity to find an apartment  at a significantly better price than in the nearby Santa Catalina and Jaime III areas. The neighborhood, which originally consisted of workers’ housing for the textile industry during the 19th century, has evolved from consisting mostly of low-rise single-family homes to a central district with a charming mix of hip hotels, restaurants and apartments. It is just a 5-10 minute walk to the vibrant Santa Catalina and it has an abundance of restaurants and bars, as well as the Paseo Mallorca and shopping at Jaime III close by. In this blog we share our favorite spots, restaurants and cafés in the area. 





HM Palma Blanc 

his four-star hotel is one of the most innovative hotels on the island and it is located in Camp d’en Serralta. The white aluminum facade and an interior of traditional Mallorcan materials lay the foundations for this sustainable hotel with a total of 118 rooms where measures have been implemented such as energy efficiency, waste management and several other environmental initiatives. Enjoy the lovely roof terrace with pool and fantastic view, a private cinema lounge or relax in the spa area.Their Kilómetro 0 restaurant offers a wide range of modern dishes prepared with locally produced and organic products. They even have an urban garden in the hotel with vegetables and herbs used in the restaurant.



If you love wine, you will be impressed by Vinazo-Morrofino which builds its entire concept around its excellent range of wines. The dishes are culinary works of art inspired from different parts of the world where they play with textures and contrasts between flavors of excellent quality products.


Sabores de Sandra 

Sabores de Sandra proves that vegan food can be tasty, exciting and delicious! Sandra, who owns the restaurant and is also the chef, has succeeded in creating a vegan oasis in a relaxed environment. Vegan versions of lasagna, risotto and Mexican food are just some of the options on the menu.


Made in China 

Made in China offers, as the name might suggest, authentic Chinese traditional dishes. You can choose between a tasting menu or dishes from the menu where Peking duck, Vietnamese spring rolls and dim sum are the star dishes.


La Consentida Restobar

LLa Consentida is your local bistro in Camp dén Serralta. Here you can have breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks. During the week, they also serve an affordable lunch menu.


Greengo Palma 

At Greengo Palma you can enjoy a healthy breakfast, brunch or lunch. An excellent lunch menu is served during the week.


You can also buy fresh vegetables at Fruteria Forti, fresh fish at Pescados Miro and meat and charcuterie at Carniceria Rocha


Johanna Andersson

Team Assistant @ Mallorcaresidencia

Personal trainer tips from the team at Mallorcaresidencia

The team at Mallorcaresidencia works out in different settings and places. Here the team talks about their workouts and the benefits of each one. There is something for everyone, whether you live in Palma, Soller or in the centre of the island. Our agent Charlotte prefers to workout in small group of only women, Sedat Senoglu, our IT-manager lives in Palma and prefers to work out there.  


Our Digital Product & It Manager Sedat’s tips

Finestbox is located on the second floor of Son Moix Shopping Centre where you have a great view of Tramuntana Mountains. If you live in the city or around, Finestbox is the right place for your training routine. It is founded by Jaime and has a great selection of Mallorcan personal trainers. Finestbox adapts to any type of person and objective, using an effective and current methodology, Finestbox offers different types of packages; If you want to have one to one sessions, package “one” would fulfill your expectations. On the other hand, you can choose package “Squad” if you want to be part of a group training or you can choose package “air” if you prefer to train outside in places such as Sa Riera Park etc.


Our co-founder Ahmet´s tips:
Natural Fitness Coaching – Jonas Zimnickas

Natural Fitness Studio by Jonas Zimnickas is located in Alaro. If you live in Alaro or around, The Natural Fitness Studio is the right place for your training routine. Jonas is a natural fitness coach, amputee, former athlete, husband, father of three, lover of coffee, cold water, cycling and the outdoors. Jonas has been inspired by nature and the forests of Mallorca, the foothills of the Tramuntana mountain range and transformed his studio into a welcoming and calm place. Here you can train barefoot on the grass, beneath a forest scape and surrounded by air purifying plants.


Our agent Frida’s tips:
Contrainer – Aurelio

Our agent Frida has been training at the golf course Golf Son Quint for the past three years. She says that it’s the first time she’s stuck to it and actually works out regularly and it started when one day she saw some sporty parents at her children’s school who told her that they work out in the green surroundings nearby Golf Son Quint golf course. Being outside in the sunlight with fun people, both local and international, and getting in a full workout at the same time is unbeatable! Aurelio who is the owner and trainer at CONTRAINER (as his “gym” is called) is from Seville and has a genuine interest in making everyone feel good and makes sure that the sessions are dynamic, motivating and fun. Frida does strength training and fitness, usually in a small group in the morning or evening, but sometimes she chooses a session with PT. On Friday morning there is also a yoga session which is perfect for stretching out the week’s tense and possibly slightly stressed muscles and welcoming the weekend with a few deep breaths in the sunshine! Sometimes you feel tired and to go and workout is the last thing on your mind, but then you’re met by a happy trainer, someone cracks a joke, the music starts and it feels natural to be there!


Our agent Charlotte’s tips:
Luca i Soller
Tränare: Luci

Charlotte is our agent who lives in Soller and has recently started working out at the popular Luca in Soller. She tells us about her training: “I have never been into strength training, but have always preferred outdoor sports and mainly ball sports such as tennis and padel. But last fall when I suddenly realized that when you start approaching 40, it is important to also train your muscles. It is also important to workout not to injure myself since I  play quite a lot of padel. Then I decided to start training at the very popular Luca in Soller. The waiting time to enter was 6 months as the groups are of a maximum of 3 people. The trainer’s name is Luci and the location of Luca is in newly renovated premises in Soller. Luci provides personal training only for women. For me, who felt a little uncomfortable with gyms, this is a perfect concept when you train alone, or with a maximum of two others and only women.”


Johanna Andersson

Team Assistant @ Mallorcaresidencia