Why Palma is the perfect winter get-away?

With Winter comes cold, which means we are up to long and warm evenings by the chimney, reading interesting books, having a glass of wine or enjoying a lovely hot chocolate while catching up on our favourite series. But today we are here to tell you why Palma could be the perfect winter get-away and why you will want to leave your comfy sofa behind to enjoy a perfect winter break!

Palma de Mallorca in Winter

 

We cannot say that it doesn’t get cold on the Balearic Islands, but what we have to say about Palma comes really close. If there is one thing that can win you over once you’ve been in Palma in winter is that the sun is always shining. We don’t know why, we don’t know how, but winter in Palma offers you some of the most beautiful days of the year. The temperatures do drop, but even after a rainy day or a storm, Palma manages to get the sun shining only a couple hours after.

 

 

But there is more to Palma than just a sunny promise. Over the past decade Palma has become a highly entertaining city. When the summer-season is over and the beaches are more of a spectacular scenario to take a walk than a large pool, Palma continues to be a lively city with tons of musical, cultural and gastronomic events taking place.

 

 

In winter, Palma hosts some of the most stunning classical musical festivals, new art exhibitions in its museums and countless art galleries and becomes the favourite spot for foodies all over Europe with cool tapas festivals, competitions and more. One thing is for sure: there will never be a dull moment when visiting Palma in the winter months.

 

In addition to cold, but sunny days and a comprehensive cultural agenda, during the holidays, Palma also transforms into a festive city, hosting beautiful Christmas markets and covering the streets with lights. All over the city you will be able to enjoy the traditional markets, where the Majorcan culture and tradition play a fundamental role.

 

 

Last, but not least, Palma is the perfect winter get-away because all of us at BO Hotel will be pleased to have you staying at our luxury boutique hotel in the city centre. With highly comfortable beds, beautiful views of the cathedral, a new and spectacular signature breakfast, high-end Italian gastronomy at Ritzi Palma and a friendly service waiting for you, we can assure you will have a spectacular winter break!

Visit the Marivent gardens in Palma

Palma offers a large amount of activities to enjoy the city and discover every one of the corners the capital city of the Balearic Islands hides. In addition to some of the most beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean, Mallorca offers all kind of cultural activities, contemporary art exhibitions, gastronomic routes, open-air concerts and exclusive shopping, among others.

 

From BO Hotel we would like to recommend a different kind of activity while staying in Palma: spend a lovely afternoon getting to know the Marivent gardens. These are located inside the palace with the same name, Marivent Palace, which has a total surface of 9.155 square meters.

 

 

The Marivent Palace is the summer residency of the Royal Spanish Family and since the 2nd of May of 2016 its gardens have been open to the public, except the 15 days during Easter and from the 15th of July until the 15th of September. Its opening hours are from 9.00h to 20.hh from the 1st of May until the 30th of September and from 9.00h to 16.30h from October the 1st until April the 30th.

 

Visiting the royal family’s garden is free and has an approximate duration of 30 minutes. During your visit you will be able to enjoy the beauty of the garden, which you will find of high botanical interest, as there are over 40 different species, most of them native species which are all identifies with name shields below. In addition to several benches from where to soak up the beauty of the garden, the most impressive part of it are the 12 bronze sculptures donated by the family of Majorcan artist Joan Miró, adding special cultural value to everyone visiting the gardens of Marivent.

 

 

If you would like to get more information about visiting the Marivent gardens or about how to get from BO Hotel to the Marivent Palace, don’t hesitate to ask our front desk team, we will be pleased to help you.