Jewellery made in Mallorca

Mallorca is known all over Europe for being a breath-taking Mediterranean island with a spectacular natural scenery including kilometre long white beaches, a stunning mountain range, lovely little towns and villages and a lively capital city.

 

But, as usual, there is more to it than meets the eye and there are a lot of things about Mallorca that you probably didn’t know.

 

One of the best-kept secrets on the island is the fact that you can buy luxurious jewellery made right here, in Mallorca. For years many talented designers have been honouring the tradition and history of Mallorca by creating unique pieces of jewellery.

Jewellery made in Mallorca

 

One of the very first designers to get Mallorca on the actual radar was and continues to be Isabel Guarch. For this jewellery designer, the spirit and history of the Mediterranean is an essential and continuous source of inspiration. Her yearly collections and line of fine jewellery reveal a sense of Majorcan culture and lifestyle that is rooted in the beauty of the Balearics and its surroundings, such as the energy and warmth of the sun which is reflected in the gold used in many of their pieces.

 

Isabel Guarch

 

Jouells is one of the newest Majorcan jewellery brands. It’s not only the spectacular design of their jewels winning over hearts all over the island, but also the fact that María José Castellví, the designer behind the brand, has decided to recover the antique ‘botón mallorquín’ only to create tow spectacular collections ‘antique’ and ‘new antique’ and to reconnect the public with this vintage-looking kind of jewellery pieces.

 

Jouells

 

Last, but not least, in our list of Majorcan authentic jewellery we would love for you to discover ‘La Morenita’. La Morenita’s proposal is to create high jewellery collections that are both timeless and include permanent pieces, as well as an avant-garde line. These collections feature styles ranging from the urban to the romantic and elegant. Unique accessories and add-ons are sometimes worked into the designs; maybe using found pieces that she came across at antiques fairs, flea markets or inside an old trunk. The creations are one-of-a-kind, and the designer, Alma López, personally oversees every item.

 

La Morenita

Mallorca’s most exclusive marinas

The Island of Mallorca is known all over the world for the wide range of activities you can experience while visiting it. Here in Mallorca you will be able to enjoy a lovely hike in middle of beautiful natural scenery, practice sports like golfing or cycling, shopping in Palma’s old town or enjoying the Majorcan gastronomy in first-class restaurants.

 

But today we would like to highlight two of the most exclusive and luxurious marinas there are in Mallorca for you to go visit.

 

We’ll start with Puerto Portals, probably the most famous marina in Mallorca due to the high-level of glamour and over 30 years of history. Located in an exclusive location at the bay of Portals Nous, this marina is located 10 kilometres away from Palma’s city centre. When it comes down to nautical services, it has 679 moorings from 8 to 60 meters in length, a nautical school, supermarket, gas station and all necessary nautical services for yachts and boats.

 

 

But Puerto Portals is also famous for its chic stores, excellent restaurants with all kind of gastronomic treats and for its sophisticated night life. This marina remains open the whole year and is also very famous for its first-class events, such as the Classic Oris Rally, the Sunset Market and the lovely Christmas market.

 

 

 

At BO Hotel we recommend for you to visit Puerto Portals, one of the most famous and important marinas of the Mediterranean and once you’re there, enjoy a lovely meal at the Ritzi Puerto Portals where you’ll find Italian-Mediterranean fusion cuisine, incredible sea views and a professional service.

 

On the other hand, we would like to highlight the luxurious Port Adriano, a contemporary design and art work by the architect Philippe Stark. It is located in Mallorca’s Southeast, in the municipality of El Toro. It has 492 moorings, many nautical Service offices, nautical school, offers sailing school, diving lessons and even an artificial beach.

 

 

But this marina has built up a name in the international scene by the luxurious Experience surrounding the moorings on the 4.000 sqm of leisure complex. With 52 luxury shops, high-class restaurants, sophisticated bars and an underground parking of 240 places, Port Adriano has become another ‘it place’ on the Island.

 

When visiting Port Adriano, we would like to recommend for you to visit some of the special and cool events taking place all over the year at this marina: gastronomic fairs such as ‘Food Passion’, Christmas ice rink, concerts, etc. You can check out the program by visiting their web.

Visiting the terraces at La Seu

Palma’s cathedral La Seu is not only one of the most beautiful cathedrals of European cities, but also famous for owning the largest rose window in the world, known as “the Gothic eye”. The construction of this cathedral began in the 13th century during the reign of James II (1276-1311).

 

At the start of the 20th century, the architect Antoni Gaudí adapted the Cathedral to meet new liturgical and pastoral requirements. The Cathedral brings together the last eight centuries of Majorca’s history, and continues to be a living and constantly evolving building.

 

 

Regarding the latest evolution of the building, we are pleased to say that the visits to the cathedral terrace’s have been reinstated a couple years ago. The Levantine Gothic-style cathedral (characterised by using a German-style hall layout) actually has one of Palma’s most spectacular rooftops, offering a wide and open view of Palma’s bay from Mallorca’s most emblematic building.

 

 

When enjoying one of these visits you will have a complete different perspective of the Cathedral and its surrounding area. You have to consider that it is 215 steps that separate us from the highest point of the temple.

 

 

On this tour you will not only be able to enjoy the views, but also some secret spots of the cathedral itself, such as the belfry, the terraces of the buttresses or the passage between the two towers of the main facade. One of the highlights, of course, is being able to appreciate the colours and design of Europe’s largest rose window from very short distance.

 

 

La Seu, Palma’s beautiful cathedral, is only a 5-minute walk away from BO Hotel, which is why we would very highly recommend this tour when staying at our luxury boutique hotel in Palma. If you would also like to visit the cathedral itself, please don’t hesitate to ask our team about visiting hours and days. We will be happy to help!

 

Visits to La Seu terrace can only be made in Summer / early Autumn until the 31st of October.

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.

A day on a bike in Palma de Mallorca

When staying at BO Hotel you will be right in the heart of the beautiful city of Palma de Mallorca. Thanks to our convenient location in the La Lonja neighborhood you will be close to many places that are worth a visit.

And today we are very happy to recommend a different-kind-of day while your Palma-holiday. We want you to rent a bike and drive the city in style. Your first stop should be ‘Urban Drivestyle’.

This cool rental shop was founded in 2015 and is located near BO Hotel in Calle Sant Francesc number 11. In addition to offering great sightseeing tour, they are also our favorite place for bicycle, e-bike and e-scooter rentals.

As you can read on our ‘sightseeing in Palma‘s city center’ article, there are some lovey places to discover while in the city and renting a bike you will be able to optimize your time, get to know the city, get lost in some of the little streets of Palma’s old town and will still be in time for our last recommendation: heading down to Paseo Marítimo with your bike. Here’s how it goes:

As soon as you’re done visiting the city’s highlights you can drive down Paseo del Borne until you get to Palma’s promenade known as Paseo Marítimo. If you decide to go right you will have a long and beautiful ride ahead of you all the way to ‘Dique del Oeste’, which is where the city promenade ends. If you are heading that way, we would recommend you take a little detour to Castell de Bellver to enjoy the pine woods around the castle.

If when getting to the promenade you decide to turn left, a much longer and enjoyable ride will be waiting for you. It’s the road that connects Palma with Portixol, the charming little fishing harbour you’ll find 3 kilometers away from Palma. This beach resort next to Palma has a long traffic-free promenade specially for cyclists and roller skaters. Once you get there you will see that there is plenty of cafés and restaurants to choose from for a nice dinner or just to have some drinks by the sea.

Additional useful information: as Palma and its surroundings are bike-friendly, you will find a bike parking almost everywhere you go!

What are you waiting for? Jump on a bike and discover our BO HOTEL-Palma-bike-tour!