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Els Pastorets in Ciutadella (Menorca)

Els Pastorets is a re-enactment of Jesus'birth that originated in representations of the shepherds' adoration that townspeople performed in days gone-by during Midnight Mass.

Today's work recounts the story of a little boy whose father is explaining the origin of Christmas. To do so, he depends on the aid of angels who whisk the protagonists away to Bethlehem at the time of the Roman empire, where they experience the story of good and evil first-hand.

The Els Pastorets is played during Christmas in different villages of the island of Menorca as Ciutadella, Maó or Sant Lluís.

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Sant Joan (Ciutadella de Menorca)

The main festivities are spread out over 3 days: the Day of the Ram, Sant Joan's Eve and Sant Joan's Day itself.

The Day of the Ram
On the evening before the fiesta begins, a live ram, which has been washed and combed on each of the seven previous days, is carefully prepared and watched all though the night to make sure it stays clean. At dawn, it is adorned with multi-coloured ribbons, crosses are painted on its back, its horns are decorated with purpurine and a crown the matches the horses' is placed on its head. 'S'homo des Be' (the Man of the Ram) is in charge of carrying the sheep on his shoulders the whole day long while he accompanies the 'Caixers' during the 'capta', an event which consists of visiting the homes of each of the relevant persons involved to extend invitations to the fiesta to them.

According to protocol, the first house to be visited is the Mayor's and the second is the Bishop's palace. Afterwards, town authorities, property owners, farmers and other distinguished people are visited according to a list that is drawn up beforehand.

Sant Joan's Eve (June 23)

Between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., 'es Fabioler' (the Flautist) requests permission from the 'Caixer Senyor' (the President) to begin the fiesta. He then makes his way through the streets to the homes of the other 'caixers' and 'cavallers' to summon them to the sound of flute and drum. The cavalcade starts out from the municipal hospital and heads to Plaça del Born, where 'Es Caragol des Born', the fiesta's first 'caragol' (laps around a predetermined site) takes place.

Afterwards, the cavalcade departs for Sant Joan de Missa, where vespers are sung later in the day. In the meantime, the Ciutadellencs engage in a mock battle with hazelnuts.

The cavalcade forms again at sunset to ride a course between Plaça de Catedral and Plaça Nova.

Sant Joan's Day (June 24)

At 7:00 a.m., the 'Fabioler' requests authorisation to begin the fiesta; he then summons the cavalcade to form so that it is ready to execute a 'caragol' in Santa Clara at 9:00 a.m.. Immediately afterwards, the cavalcade proceeds to 'Pla de Baixamar' on the shores of the port, where, preceded by another 'caragol', the riders practice the games known as 'ensortilla' and 'correr abraçats'.

Ensortilla is a competition between galloping riders who vie to spear a hanging ring with their lances. The rider who hooks it wins a green cane shoot from which a silver spoon hangs. 'Ses Carotes' (The Masks) is played by two riders who gallop besides each other along a predetermined route. The rider carrying the 'carota' (a thin wooden shield with a grotesque face painted on it) has to ward off the blows from the lances or fists of the other rider, who tries to break the 'carota' before the race is finished. Two riders also take part in 'Correr abraçats', a contest in which they gallop along a route, bring their horses side by side, join hands, embrace and kiss before finishing.

The Caixer Senyor's cry of 'fins l'any que ve, si Déu vol' (Until next year, God willing) or 'fins un altre, si Déu vol' (Until the next time, God willing) officially concludes the fiestas. A monumental fireworks display brings to a close the emblematic fiestas of Sant Joan.


web de l'ajuntament de Ciutadella

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Fiestas of Sant Martí in Es Mercadal (Es Mercadal)

The fiestas of Sant Martí in Es Mercadal, which are celebrated during the third weekend in July, have a medieval origin and feature horses with braided manes and riders decked out in full dress with an array of diverse ornaments and multi-coloured flags.

In ancient times, religious brotherhoods organised these celebrations and their members, who represented the different classes in medieval society, were the riders (caixers) from the so-called qualcada (cavalcade).

The celebration begins when the flabioler, a young man mounted on an ass who leads the way for the retinue, receives permission from the mayor to begin the celebration and plays the first notes of drum and flabiol on the balcony of the city hall to break the silence before the expectant crowd.

The flabioler goes to collect the Caixer Sobreposat, who will carry the flag of Sant Martí and lead the cavalcade, at his home. Both will collect the rest of Caixers in this order: the Caixer Pagès, a farmer from the district who represents the peasantry; the Caixer Casat, who represents craftsmen and is the spokesman of the caixers; the Capellada, who represents the Church, and finally, the Caixer Batlle who represents the Town Hall, presides over the cavalcade and organises the celebrations.

When they all reach the plaza together, the horses prance and dance to the beat of the typical music and the jaleo while the crowds applauds and tries them to touch them. The celebration concludes with the religious ceremony of the Solemn Completes in the Church of Sant Martí. 
Programme of activities: Ayuntamiento de Es Mercadal

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The Mare de Déu de Gràcia festivities. (Maó)

Although the festivities begin on September 1, the events on September 7, 8 and 9 are of particular interest. Menorca's fiestas boast a very special attraction that features ritual acts performed by traditional characters (Fabiolers and Caixers) and purebred Menorcan horses. In the evening on September 7, the Fabioler, or flautist, sounds the replec, which calls together the riders who are to participate in the jaleo in Plaça de la Constitució, when crowds swarm around riders adorned in traditional Menorcan garb demonstrating their skills and encourage the horses to rear up on their hind quarters. The rituals begin anew at 8:00 a.m. the following day on the Feast of the Virgin and the jaleo starts at 12 noon. In the evening, unique horse races (corregudes) are held in Cós de Gràcia. 
All these traditional acts are accompanied by a wide variety of musical, dance and folklore events, as well as elaborate fireworks displays. For further information, consult the full programme of activities at www.ajmao.org or Menorca's tourist information offices.

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Els Llumets in Mahon (Maó)

On the first weekend in December each year, children and adults alike congregate at sundown around the Church of Santa Maria in Mahon to await the arrival of Els Llumets, which heralds the start of the Christmas season.

Els Llumets are four sprites who have been in charge of bringing the light of Christmas to Mahon for a number of years, In an atmosphere of eager expectancy accompanied by a full white moon, these fantastic beings slide down from the bell tower of the Church of Santa Maria to Plaza de la Constitución, to the delight of the youngest members of the audience.

After their long-awaited arrival and with a magical show, Els Llumets count to three, whereupon all the city lights are kindled, ushering in the celebrations and adorning the streets and plazas of Mahon with colour and joy.

On the very same day, the Fira de Nadal, an open-air market where all kinds of Christmas ornaments, gift objects and the season's typical dishes can be found, is inaugurated on calle Ses Moreres.

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Matances de Bujots (Ciutadella de Menorca)

Bujot means 'rag doll', a pejorative word to indicate someone without any personality. In Ciutadella, the Matances de Bujots (killing of the rag dolls) is the occasion to poke fun at the politicians and make a spectacle of any situation which has come in for criticism.

There is no record as to its origin, although it most probably comes from an ancient custom where they marched a straw doll around the streets of Ciutadella, which they then burnt in the Plaça des Born. A photograph taken in 1883 which hangs in the building of the Cercle Artístic, shows this straw doll being jostled around the town.

Neither is its symbology very clear, although it seems to indicate that it was a festive way to end Lent, a period of darkness and privations.

A straw man to mock

Well before Easter Sunday different entities and associations have their bujot ready, which they guard jealously and do not show until it is hung in the street on the very day. The effigy is a straw man, with a sign wittily explaining the reason for mocking it.

The cartridges which are used are specially prepared in a factory in Maó, and are blanks which have a small amount of gunpowder and a plug. They are fired using hunting rifles with a safety mechanism, and for each straw effigy an average of three hundred shots are fired by four or five marksmen.

The starting time is 12 midday, when a deafening noise begins in Ciutadella and the shots will not finish until the straw effigy is shot down and falls to the ground in flames, which can take around ten minutes.

With this curious tradition, the people of Ciutadella finish Lent purified and safe from bad luck.

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Christmas holidays (Illes Balears)

The Christmas holidays are coming to the Balearic Islands, bringing with them the traditional customs and new festivities that charm visitors. Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera, each one with its own personality, offer celebrations which combine traditional customs and modern events. The lights and decoration on the islands¿ streets and plazas are enticements to prolonging the day outdoors with a stroll after sunset in the mild Mediterranean winter.

From early December on, monumental nativity scenes are mounted in churches, town halls and shopping centres. The origins of this tradition can be traced back to thirteenth-century Italy and became widespread in the late eighteenth century. January 3rd is Formentera¿s patron saint¿s day, Sant Francesc Xavier, which coincides with pork slaughtering and the preparation of products to be consumed during the holidays and all through winter.

On December 24th, nit de Nadal, midnight mass is the protagonist of the day with the apocalyptic Cant de la Sibil·la (a hymn sung by an angel) which dates back to the tenth century in Catalonia and brought over to the islands with Jaume¿s I conquest in 1229. This tradition has been maintained almost all over Mallorca since then and recovered in several churches on the other islands. In contrast to other areas, dinner is not a very important affair and traditionally hot chocolate with ensaïmadas or coques (sponge cakes) are served at home after mass.

Christmas Day is the most important family and religious holiday of the year and brings the close family around the table with sopa farcida (broth with meat-stuffed pasta shells), turkey, chicken or roast suckling pig as the main dishes. No Christmas dinner is complete without the Christmas coques, torró wafers or squares of torró. There are other culinary traditions as well, such as salsa de Nadal (a candied broth) in Ibiza or llet d¿Ametla (almond milk) in the centre of Mallorca. In Menorca, Els Pastorells, the traditional Christmas pageant is performed every year. La segona festa de Nadal, Boxing Day, is traditionally a holiday with no religious significance, but of equal importance and family reunions continue with members who did not visit the day before.

Sports lovers can top off the year on December 31st by taking part in the many races held that day. At night, there is wide choice of restaurants, hotels and clubs to see the year out in or the twelve chimes of midnight can be followed in village and city squares to the accompaniment of music. In Palma, the day coincides with the Festa de l¿Estendart, the commemoration of King Jaume I¿s entrance into the city, conquered in 1229, and acts and events take place in the morning.

Music pervades all these holidays with a special place for Mallorcan Christmas carols. In Ibiza, visitors can hear les caramelles, typical improvised folksongs, in many parishes during Midnight mass. New Year¿s Day is ushered in with concerts in many locations.

On January 5th, the eve of Epiphany, the cavalcade of the Three Wise Men becomes the protagonist almost all over the islands, a magical evening for children. The Wise Men arrive by land or by sea, laden with presents and the processions usually conclude with fireworks displays. Some of these cavalcades are hundreds of years old, such as Palma¿s, which dates back 200 years.

Tourist offices in Mallorca

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Easter processions (Illes Balears)

Easter Week is a religious celebration that commemorates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, apart from representing a festivity of a most popular nature with deep-rooted processions dating from medieval times. The diverse brotherhoods ' brotherhoods of believers ' start off the processions along the streets of diverse locations in the islands, recreating the last days of Christ. The events start on 'Palm Sunday', which is the day that celebrates Jesus' arrival in Jerusalem. Then, from Monday to Friday a series of processions continue, amongst which those taking place in the city of Palma are to be highlighted: 'Brotherhood of the Blood of Christ' on Maundy Thursday and the 'Holy Burial' on Good Friday. The 'Descent from the Cross' that takes place in Felanitx, Pollença, Artà and Sineu are also highly recommendable. The week of celebrations comes to a closing on Easter Sunday when the Procession of the 'Meeting' is celebrated, which shows us a resuscitated Jesus who comes to the reunion with his mother.

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Carnival Party in Alaior (Alaior)

ALAIOR CARNIVAL

The Alaior carnival revolves around the figure of Bernat Figuerola. According to legend, this character was a cobbler who left the city to seek his fortune in America. Each year at Carnival, Bernat comes back and, although failing rapidly from a grave illness, he presides over all the acts of the fiestas. The afternoon of Shrove Tuesday, suspecting the inevitable, Bernat dictates a satirical will that is read in the plaza. Finally, he dies and disappears among the flames of a great bonfire that signals the beginning of Lent.

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Diada del Poble de Menorca (Menorca)

On the Feast of Sant Antoni Abat, the island's patron saint, January 17, is the Diada del Poble de Menorca, an institutional celebration that commemorates King Alfonso III of Aragón?s entry into Ciutadella in 1287 and its incorporation into the Catalan-Aragonese Crown.

Prominent among the events planned, is the Tres Tocs (the three knocks), a civic-religious procession that represents the monarch's arrival: when Alfonso III reached the outskirts of Ciutadella in January 1287, he knocked three times to open the gates in Medina Menurka's walls, today's Plaza de Ses Palmeres.

The day begins with the traditional Eucharist in Menorca Cathedral in honour of Sant Antoni. After the solemn mass, Ciutadella's municipal band intones the Royal March while Ciutadella's youngest councilman offers the flag to its oldest. Afterwards, three cavallers lead a procession followed by the band, the island's religious representatives accompanying the statue of Sant Antoni, politicians and representatives of the military and the town.

After a parade around the city's historic quarter , the procession reaches Ses Palmeres, which is when the youngest councilman takes the island's old University Flag and knocks three times on the floor tile marked with the T.

In conclusion, the bishop intones a Te Deum, one of Christianity's earliest hymns traditional sung when giving thanks, the Salve Regina is sung and the final prayer is read by bishop.

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Balearic Nativity Scenes (Illes Balears)

Nativity scenes depict Jesus' birth with small figures such as Mary, Joseph and the Child Jesus. Building and displaying nativity scenes forms part of the Christmas liturgy in many countries (Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Latin America and the United States), especially in the Catholic tradition.

Nativity scenes are mounted before Christmas, traditionally on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, with Mary and Joseph as the main figures surrounded by traditional shepherds, oxen mules, sand, palm trees, rivers and even snow. The figure of the Baby Jesus is added on Christmas Eve and the Magi are incorporated on January 6.

The origin of this Christmas tradition dates back to the thirteenth century, when a living re-enactment of the events surrounding Jesus' birth was staged in a town in Italy, sometime between 1200 and 1226. From thereon in, the Church saw to it that nativity scenes were mounted in churches, homes or public places to strengthen faith and devotion.

One of the most exceptional nativity scenes in Mallorca is mounted in the Church of the Annunciation, considered one of Spain's oldest. Its origin is unknown, but it is believed that it was created by the Alamanno brothers, woodcarvers who worked in Naples between 1460 and 1480. This nativity scene is mounted in the first chapel on the left in the church. Fifteenth-century figurines of Mary and Joseph and the sixteenth-century figure of the Baby Jesus are surrounded by several flying angels and others carrying instruments such as harps, flutes or organs, cherubim and an angel with a banner with La Gloria.

An eighteenth-century Neapolitan nativity scene in the Palau March contains figures from a number of different places that reproduce southern Italy's natural scenery. It is installed in a display case in a polygonal room with decoration that frames the numerous figures and elements involved in Jesus' birth.

The gigantic nativity scene at La Salle in Alaior, Menorca is famous for its depiction of the Menorcan landscape with dry stone walls, wooden gates that shut off the stockades, decoration inside the houses, smoke in the chimneys, fountains, rivers, wells and even thunder and lightning.

Ibiza is the site of an enormous nativity scene designed and crafted by specialised artists from all over Spain and installed in the tent on Paseo de Vara del Rey for the general public.

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Tourist Attractions

Other Attractions (Illes Balears)

The Balearic Islands offers visitors innumerable ways to enjoy themselves at leisure. The extensive array of entertainment options in the archipelago makes it the perfect place for unforgettable memories. The following is a list of other suggestions for enjoying your stay.

Mallorca:


La Casa de Katmandú
Magaluf
http://www.houseofkatmandu.com/landing.html

Mallorca Balloons
http://www.mallorcaballoons.com
Cala Millor

Costa Nord
www.costanord.com

Gordiola glass blowing artisans
www.gordiola.com

Lafiore glass blowing artisans
www.lafiore.com

Menestralia glass blowing artisans
www.menestralia.com

Mallorca Sternwarte
http://www.oam.es/entrada/entradac.htm

Oli Caimari olive oil mill
http://www.aceites-olicaimari.com

Botanical garden and etnological park
Ctra. Selva-Caimari
Tel. +34 658 811 659

Spanish Village theme park
Reproductions of Spanish monuments 
C/Poble Espanyol 39
Tel. +34 973 737 075

Abaco Cocktail Bar
Sant Joan 1
Tel. +34 971 714 939
Palma

Abacanto Cocktail Bar
Camí de Son Nicolau s/n
Sa Indioteria, Palma

Sóller train
http://www.trendesoller.com

Bungee Rocket
Closed in winter
C/ Punta Balena - 07181 Magaluf
Tel/fax: +34 971 135 965 - m?vil: +34 670 290784

Golf Fantasía
C/ Tennis, 3 - 07181 Palmanova 
Tel. +34 971 135040 fax +34 971 680392
http://www.golf-fantasia.com

KARTING
Camí de Sa Porrassa, s/n - 07181 Magaluf Tl. +34 971 131734 Fax +34 971 132449
http://www.kartingmagaluf.com

Talbert Bowls
Ctra. de Cala Figuera - Magaluf Tl. +34 971 699 089 - +34 609 864 868

Jungle Parc Mallorca
Avenida Jaume I, 42
07180 Santa Ponça
Tel: +34 630948295
http://www.jungleparc.es

Circo Bover
http://www.circbover.com

Menorca:

Pedreres de s'Hostal
http://www.lithica.es

Lloc Sant Patrici (Menorcan cheese factory)
http://www.santpatrici.com
+34 971 373 702

Binissues Museo-Restaurante
Ctra. Maó-Ciutadella km 31,7
+34 971 373 728

Xoriguer gin distillery 
Andén de Poniente n? 91, 07701 Maó
Tel. +34 971 36 21 97 - Fax: +34 971 35 45 59
http://www.xoriguer.es/index1.htm

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Historic Constructions and Buildings (Illes Balears)

The Balearic Islands' rich history can be contemplated in the different emblematic constructions that dot the countryside. From the simplest to the most complex vestiges of activity, human ingenuity and aesthetics throughout the centuries can be admired in a number of places that are open to the public, some of which are complemented by samples of island cuisine, folklore or art.


Mallorca:

La Granja de Esporles
http://www.lagranja.net

Can Marquès manor house
http://www.casasconhistoria.net/

Alfàbia gardens and manor house- Bunyola

Els Calderers manor house
http://www.todoesp.es/els-calderers

Son Marroig manor house and Miramar monastery
http://www.sonmarroig.com

Ses Païses prehistoric settelment
http://www.mallorcaweb.net/sespaisses/index1/f_index.htm

Capocorb Vell prehistoric settelment

Arab baths - Palma
C/Serra 7

Valldemossa Carthusia
http://www.valldemossa.com
http://www.museochopin.com

Canyamel tower - Capdepera
Capdepera castle - Capdepera
Es Claper des Gegant prehistoric settelment - Capdepera

March palace-Palma

Almudaina royal palace - Palma

Bellver castle - Palma

La Lonja - Palma

Mallorca Cathedral - Palma

Can Solleric manor house - Palma

Menorca

Salort palace, C/ Major del Born, Ciutadella

Fort Marlborough - Cala Sant Esteve, Es Castell

Fort la Mola, Maó.

Fornells tower - Es Mercadal

Sant Nicolau castle, Pça. de l'Almirall Ferragut, Ciutadella

Torre den Galmés prehistoric settelment - Alaior

Ibiza

Dalt Vila walls - Eivissa

Puig de Missa - Santa Eulàlia des Riu

Watchtowers on the island's coast

Formentera

La Mola old windmill- El Pilar de la Mola

Watchtowers on the island's coast

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Nature and fauna (Illes Balears)

Experiencing and enjoying nature in the Balearic Islands is as simple as strolling through their beautiful nature parks or gardens and installations to get to know the flora and fauna better, be it local or from other spots. An educational and entertaining experience to suit all tastes.

The addresses and telephone numbers of the places below can be consulted in the file at the end of this page.

Mallorca

Aquarium Mallorca
Tel. +34 971 820 971, gmun@eresmas.com
Porto Cristo, Manacor

Palma Aquarium
http://www.palmaaquarium.com
Playa de Palma-s'Arenal

Auto Safari
Tel. +34 971 810 909
Daily April-September 9.00 - 19.00; October 9-18; November-March de 10.00 - 16.00 
Porto Cristo, Manacor

Botanicactus
Ses Salines 
http://www.botanicactus.com

Mondragó Natural Park
Santanyí

S'Albufereta Nature Reserve 
Pollença

Natural Park of sa Dragonera
Isla de Dragonera

Cabrera Archipelago Maritime-Land National Park
Archipiélago de Cabrera

Natural Sciences Museum
Costitx

Alfàbia Gardens
Bunyola

Tropical Park Jumaica
Carretera Portocolom-Porto Cristo km 4,5
Tel. +34 971 833 979
Felanitx

La Granja
Esporles
http://www.lagranja.net

Marineland
Costa d'en Blanes, Calvià
http://www.marineland.es/marineland/mallorca

La Reserva
Puigpunyent
http://www.lareservaaventur.com

Natura Park
Sta. Eugènia 
http://www.mallorcaweb.net/fundacionp

Astronomical Observatory
Costitx 
Tel. +34 971 876 019 - 689 686 557 
Visits by appointment
http://www.astrogea.org/instrumental/oam/visita_oam.htm

Natural Park of S'Albufera de Mallorca
Alcúdia 


Botanical Garden & Natural Sciences Museum
Sóller
http://www.jardibotanicdesoller.org/

Jungle Parc Mallorca
Santa Ponça
http://www.jungleparc.es

Menorca

S'Albufera des Grau Nature Park 
Maó

Ibiza-Formentera

Ses Salines de Ibiza & Formentera Natural Reserve

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Caves (Illes Balears)

The Balearic Islands subsoil encloses treasures comparable to those on display on the surface. The natural caves that astonished their modern-day discoverers were used as a refuge for animals and prehistoric inhabitants. Artificial light reveals the moving spectacle of these natural stone cathedrals carved out by water over thousands of years.

 

Cuevas en Mallorca:

 

Cuevas del Drac
http://www.cuevasdrach.com

Cuevas de Artà
http://www.cuevasdearta.com

Cuevas de Campanet
http://www.covesdecampanet.com

Cuevas dels Hams
http://www.cuevas-hams.com

Cuevas de Gènova
C/ Barranc 40 (Gènova) Palma
Tel. +34 971 402 387

 

Cuevas en Menorca:

 

Cova d'en Xoroi
http://www.covadenxoroi.com

 

Cuevas en Ibiza:

 

Cova d'en Marçà
http://personal.iddeo.es/turesma

 

Cuevas en Formentera:

 

Cova d'en Xeroni
Visitas concertadas +34 971 328 214/ +34 971 328 742

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Water Parks (Illes Balears)

A fun time is guaranteed in the islands' water parks, which includes some of largest in Europe. Adults and children alike will enjoy the most exciting, original attractions imaginable, which feature water as the stellar component.

Parques acuáticos de Mallorca:

Aqualand de s'Arenal (Aquacity)
http://www.aspro-ocio.es/elarenal/mallorca

Aqualand de Magaluf 
http://www.aspro-ocio.es/magaluf/mallorca

Western park, Magaluf 
http://www.western-park.com/

Hidropark, Port d'Alcúdia
http://www.hidropark.com/

Parques acuáticos de Menorca:

Aquapark- Aqua Center
http://www.aquacenter-menorca.com

Aquarock
http://www.aquarockmenorca.com

Parques acuáticos en Ibiza:

Aqualandia

Aguamar
http://personal.telefonica.terra.es/web/clubciclistabotafoc/aguamar.htm

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Horse Racing and Shows (Illes Balears)

The passion for horses in the Balearics turns into a sport in the form of exciting harness races or show jumping. No fiesta in Menorca is complete without its purebred horses trained in the island's singular way. A must-see activity, be it at fiestas or the riding schools themselves.

Mallorca:

Hipòdrom de Son Pardo

http://www.hipodromsonpardo.com
Crta. de Sóller, km 3,5 07009 Palma
Tel +34 971 763 853
Fax +34 971 761 608

Hipòdrom de Manacor

http://www.hipodromdemanacor.com
Ctra. Palma - Artà, km. 49 07500 Manacor
Tel. +34 971 55 00 23
Fax. +34 971 55 95 96

Menorca:

Equestrian show - Club Escola Menorquina
http://www.showmenorca.com
Crta. Cala Galdana, km 0.5 
07750 Ferreries
971 373 497
From June to September, wednesday and sundays at 20.30

Equestrian show - Ganadería Son Martorellet
http://www.sonmartorellet.com
Crta. Cala Galdana, km1.5
07750 Ferreries
609 049 493/971 155 025
From may to october, tuesdays and thursdays at 20.30

Hipòdrom Municipal de Maó
Carretera de Sant Lluís
971 368 662/971 365 730
Racetracks every saturday at 17.30 h

http://www.hipodromdemao.com

Hipòdrom Torre del Ram
Urbanización Torre del Ram, Ciutadella
971 38.80.38
Racetrack every sunday at 18.00 h.

Ibiza:

Hipòdrom d'Eivissa. Sant Rafel
S'Hort Nou
Ctra. Sant Rafel a Santa Eulària
Tel. 971 198 561
Racetracks on saturday afternoon from July to September and on sundays the rest of the year.

Hipòdrom de Sant Jordi 
Carretera de l'aeroport, km 4. Sant Jordi. Teléfono: 971 396 669. Racetracks all year around on sundays afternoon.

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Fauna (Illes Balears)

Mallorca

Rancho Grande
http://www.ranchograndemallorca.com 
Son Serra De Marina
CR Arta -Alcudia KM 13.7
07458 Santa Margalida

Acuario de Mallorca
Tel. +34 971 820 971, gmun@eresmas.com
Porto Cristo, Manacor

Palma Aquarium
http://www.palmaaquarium.com
Playa de Palma-s'Arenal

Auto Safari
Tel. +34 971 810 909
De abril a setiembre diario de 9.00 a 19.00 h.(octubre 9-18)
De noviembre a marzo diario de 10.00 a 16.00 h. 
Porto Cristo, Manacor

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Casinos (Illes Balears)

The Balearic Islands offers entertaining places that are perfect for a good time playing casino games or slot machines. The chance to enjoy a romantic dinner, live music and the excitement of gambling - an excellent alternative for Balearic nights.

Casino de Mallorca
http://www.casinodemallorca.com The Casino de Mallorca will move shortly to Portopí Center, Palma.

Casino de Menorca
http://www.casinomaritimo.es

Casino de Ibiza
http://www.casinoibiza.com

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Nightclubs (Illes Balears)

Clubs have long been the star of island nightlife and complement the many activities the islands offer. Some of them are spectacular thanks to their size, exciting parties and animated atmosphere. The following is a list of several nightclubs in the Balearic Islands. For further information, please consult the Tourism Office on the island or areas you plan to visit.

Mallorca

TITO'S
Passeig Marítim, s/n
07014-Palma
http://www.titosmallorca.com

Abraxas
http://www.abraxasmallorca.com
Palma

ZARABANDA
Passeig Marítim , 33
07010-Palma
http://www.zarabandapalma.com

BCM
http://www.bcm-planetdance.com
Magaluf

BANANAS
C/ Martí Ros Garcia, 2 - 07181 Torrenova - Palmanova

CAR WASH
C/ Martín Ros Garcia, 11 - 07181 Torrenova- Palmanova

CARAMBA
C/ Ramon de Montcada, 27 - 07180 Santa Ponça

CASABLANCA EMILIO
C/ Pinada, 10 - 07181 Magaluf

DON GATO
C/ Punta Balena, 11 local 13 - Magaluf

FAMA
C/ Ramon de Montcada, 25 - 07180 Santa Ponça

HEROES
C/ Punta Balena, 24 - 07181 Magaluf

KITTY O'SHEAS
Gv. Puig de Galatzó, 20 - 07180 Santa Ponça

MISSISSIPI
Av. De Peguera, 31 local 2 - 07160 Peguera

PALADIUM
Av. De Peguera, 59 local 3 - 07160 Peguera

PANAMA JACK
Av. De l'Olivera, 13 local 21 - 07181 Magaluf

PLANET ROCK
C/ Punta Balena, 24 local 1 - 07181 Magaluf

POCO LOCO
C/ Martí Ros Garcia, 5 - 07181 Torrenova

PYGMALION
Av. de Peguera, 17 - 07160 Peguera

RENDEZ-VOUS
Av. De Peguera, 42 local 5 - 07160 Peguera

SAXO
C/ Martí Ros Garcia, 10 - 07181 Torrenova

SCAMPS
C/ Martí Ros Garcia, 12 - 07181 Torrenova

TEMPUS
C/ Eucaliptus, 5 - 07160 Peguera

TMF
Av. De Peguera, 38 local 6 - 07160 Peguera

TOKIO JOES
C/ Punta Balena, 7 - 07181 Magaluf

Riu Palace
Platja de Palma

Menta
C/ Corb Marí, 5
07410 Port d'Alcúdia
http://www.mentadisco.com

Bell's
C/ Via Astoria s/n
07410 Port d'Alcúdia
http://www.bellsdisco.com

Magic
C/ Avda. Tucan 1
07410 Port d'Alcúdia

Chivas
C/ Metge Llopis, 5
07470 Port de Pollença
http://www.pollensanet.com/chivas

Physical
C/ Coconar, 25
07590 Cala Rajada

Bolero
C/ Coconar, 26
07590 Cala Rajada
http://www.bolero-angels.com

Menorca

ARS
Plaça del Príncep 1
Maó

SI
Verge de Gràcia 16
Maó

Casino Sant Climent
Sant Jaume 2-4
Sant Climent-Maó

Mamas & Papas
Sant Jordi 10A
Es Castell

Club San Jaime
Urb. Sant Jaume
Alaior

Cova d'en Xoroi
Ctra Nova, 75 Cala en Porter
Alaior

Lateral
Pla de Sant Joan,9
Ciutadella

Pedros
D'en Clates s/n
Ciutadella

Ibiza

Es Paradís Terrenal
Sant Antoni de Portmany
www.esparadis.com

Pachá
Ibiza
www.pacha.com

Amnesia 
http://www.amnesia.es

DC10 
Ibiza

Edén 
http://www.edenibiza.com

El Divino 
http://www.eldivino-ibiza.com

Privilege 
http://www.privilege.es

Space
http://www.space-ibiza.com

Anfora disco
Dalt Vila - Eivissa
Tel: 971 302 893

Formentera

Xueño
http://www.xueno.com

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