With the summer months coming to a close, the Balearic capital, Palma de Mallorca, is gearing up for the start of the city’s events season. Throughout September and October, Palma hosts a diverse range of cultural and sporting events, making it an ideal time for a short break. Here is just a selection of things to do in Palma de Mallorca – Autumn 2017.
On 23 September Palma celebrates La Nit d’Art, Mallorca’s premier art event marking the beginning of the art season in the city. Around 15,000 visitors will descend on the city to explore and discover some of the most exciting exhibitions, performances, video-installations and urban installations in a mix of traditional art venues such as cafes, private apartments, studios, balconies and facades of historic buildings. www.nitdelartartpalma.com
From 15 October to 12 November, Palma will host the Festival Música Mallorca; a festival offering a series of classical music concerts in a number of spectacular venues across the city including the Palma Auditorium and the Palma cathedral. Events include the Oficio Solemne featuring the Festgottesdiest on 15 October, the Gran Gala Opera – Viva L’Opera featuring works by Vincenzo Bellini, Gerges Bizes and Giuseppe Verdi on 21 October and an organ concert by KMD Michel Grill on 12 November. www.musicamallorca.com
Sporting & wellness events
The Santander Triathlon Series taking place on 3 September is the first sporting event of the season at the Port of Palma including three course levels; the Supersprint (350m Swim, 10km cycle, 2.5km run), the Sprint (750m swim, 20km cycle, 5km run), the Olimpico (1,500m swim, 40km cycle, 10km run). Subscriptions are now open on: www.santandertriathlonseries.com/mallorca
On 15 October, Palma will welcome back the Mallorca Marathon which offers a 10k, a half marathon and a full length marathon. The race starts by the sea on the Passeig Marítim (seafront promenade), opposite the Palma cathedral and offers one of Europe’s most attractive running routes. Registration starts from €85 for the full marathon. www.palmademallorcamarathon.com
On 2 September the Fundació Joan Miró will launch a new free meditation practice in collaboration with the centre for yoga and meditation Earth Yoga which will run every Saturday of the month. The meditation practice will take place in the Espai Estrella in the Moneo building – one of the foundation’s exhibitions centres located in the heart of the city. https://www.miromallorca.com/bloque.php?Cod_not=566&Cod_fam=0&Cod_sub=58