Who thinks that Mallorca is a great tourist destination only for the summer months? Mallorca is a very popular island all year round. However, if you are planning to visit the island during Easter, you should know that there are some activities in Mallorca that you cannot miss.
This time of year is the perfect moment to visit the island, as the weather is pleasant and nature is in full bloom. Furthermore, Easter is a season of traditions and celebrations in Mallorca, which makes it a unique time to discover the island.
In this article we will tell you what you cannot miss if you decide to travel to Mallorca during Easter.
Good Friday procession in Palma
The Good Friday procession is a characteristic element of Spanish Easter celebrations and in Palma it stands out as one of the most impressive places in the country to live it. The procession starts at Palma Cathedral and goes through the streets of the historic city centre in a simply magical atmosphere. During the procession, you can see various brotherhoods, each with their own style and costumes. The procession culminates in the Plaza Mayor, where the act of adoration of the cross takes place. Walking through the historic centre of Mallorca, with its characteristic pleasant weather, is always one of the best things to do in Mallorca.
Visit the Easter Market in Artà
The Easter market in Artà is one of the most famous markets on the island. This market takes place in the Plaza del Convento and offers a wide variety of handicraft products, such as wicker baskets, leather products, jewellery, and typical gastronomic products of the area, ideal to buy souvenirs for friends and family. In addition, during the market, you can enjoy music and dance performances.
La Fira del Ram (Bouquet Fair)
The Fira del Ram is a fair that offers a wide variety of attractions for the whole family, such as roller coasters, carousels, merry-go-rounds and other mechanical games. In addition, at the Fira del Ram you can also find food and drink stalls, as well as a wide variety of craft products. Doesn’t it sound like a perfect plan to do with children in Mallorca?
The monastery route
Mallorca has a large number of monasteries and convents that are a must to visit during Easter Week. Some of the most important are the Monastery of Lluc, the Monastery of Santa Maria de la Real and the Monastery of Sant Salvador. These monasteries offer a unique insight into the history and culture of the island, as well as a wide variety of activities and events during Easter Week.
Bellver Castle is one of Palma’s most important monuments and is an essential place to visit during Easter Week. This castle, built in the 14th century, has a unique architecture and offers a spectacular view of the city of Palma. In addition, during Easter Week, Bellver Castle hosts a wide variety of cultural and musical events.
Visiting the village of Valldemossa
Valldemossa is one of the most beautiful villages on the island and an ideal place to visit during Easter. This village has a typical Balearic architecture and offers a great variety of activities and events during this time of the year. Valldemossa is also home to a wide variety of artisan shops and restaurants serving typical Mallorcan food – if you fancy a good Arròs Brut, this is the place to be!
Let’s not forget that Mallorca is famous for its coves and beaches, so you can always enjoy a typical breakfast in the sun on a beachfront terrace or enjoy an incredible sunset from one of the most famous viewpoints in Mallorca, such as the Mirador de Sa Foradada, accompanied by a bottle of wine and your loved ones.
Plans in Mallorca for the whole family
In addition to all the extraordinary activities that take place in Mallorca at Easter, you can also enjoy other activities that are available all year round. One of the most spectacular and unique things to do in Mallorca is to visit one of the largest aquariums in Europe, Palma Aquarium.
Palma Aquarium is one of the best tourist attractions to visit in Mallorca. At Easter, Palma Aquarium offers a programme that includes interactive activities and demonstrations to learn about marine life and its importance in the ecosystem. Visitors can enjoy educational talks and workshops to learn about aquatic species and their natural habitat.
One of the biggest attractions at Palma Aquarium is the shark tank, where you can see these majestic marine animals up close, and it is also possible to dive with sharks, obviously with the help of experienced divers. The sharks swim freely in a giant 8.5 m deep tank, and visitors can watch them feed and swim around them. In addition, the aquarium has an underwater tunnel where visitors can walk through the tank and have a panoramic view of the underwater world.
In addition to the interactive exhibits, Palma Aquarium also features a variety of marine species, including fish, turtles, and octopuses. Visitors can learn about the diversity of marine life and its importance in the ecosystem through observation and exploration.
In addition to the educational and exhibition experience, Palma Aquarium also offers a variety of food and drink options in its restaurant, which boasts panoramic sea views. There are two restaurants (Neptuno and Mediterra) offering a great variety of local and international dishes, as well as vegetarian and vegan options.