Mallorca, always a new discovery.
You may have wondered what draws nobility, actors, artists, star chefs, entrepreneurs and pleasure seekers to Mallorca. What is it about this island with an area of 3,603 square kilometres that attracts people from all over the world? Phoenicians, Romans, Carthaginians, Byzantines, Moors – in ancient times, too, Mallorca was the most important island of the Mediterranean.
The “Financial Times” ranks Mallorca among the places with the highest quality of life. The Balearic island is Spain’s economic engine. Its businesses are successful worldwide, and the established start-up scene attracts young entrepreneurs. Perhaps because of the island’s central location and its excellent connections to Europe’s capital cities? The combination of mountains, crystal-clear water and the few secluded coves that remain away from the busy beaches? Or the peace and quiet and simplicity, paired with unforgettable natural scenery, cultural heritage and outstanding gastronomy? All these things conspire to lend the island its unique radiance.
Devotees of contemporary art and culture know that Mallorca is home to one of most multifaceted art centres – CCA Andratx. Other attractions include the annual Evolution Film Festival as well as an excellent symphony orchestra.
Watch concerts conducted by Pablo Mielgo, the director of the Balearic Symphony Orchestra:
Boats continue to be built using elaborate methods of craftsmanship that date back to ancient times when the Carthaginians sailed the seas. Besides embracing innovation and luxury, the people of Mallorca are careful to preserve their traditions and their heritage. Only thanks to the skilful merging of modernity and tradition was it possible to convert historical buildings into small, exclusive hotels. Mallorca offers an exquisite combination of luxury and simplicity while preserving its own unique spirit, and extends an invitation to visitors to discover the island’s beauty for themselves.
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