Take a cheap flight to Palma to visit the Balearic island of Mallorca (or Majorca as its more commonly known in the UK) Mallorca is well known for its cheap hotels and apartments, stunning beaches , bars and nightlife. A popular holiday destination and no matter what time of year you choose to holiday there, you are sure to find something to see or do after you leave your cheap hotel or apartment. Nestling in the Mediterranean sea off the coast of Spain clustered with the other Balearic islands of Ibiza and Menorca (cheap flight to Mahon) and the lesser known Formentera. The Balearic Islands are an autonomous community and a province of Spain.
During August, the island of Mallorca hosts a wide variety of festivals marking the religious event the Feast of Assumption. The day falls on August 15th and so those heading off on a cheap holiday to Mallorca (Majorca) could be fortunate enough to be on the island on this date.
This date in the Catholic year is believed by many to be the day on which the Virgin Mary was taken up to heaven at the end of her earthly life and as such, it is a day of great significance to many.
The festival is one of the most important events for Spanish Catholics and a trip to Mallorca (Majorca) during August will allow holiday makers to get a feel for life on the Spanish island and understand how the locals like to celebrate. The day is of course a public holiday in Spain and so the main cities and towns of Mallorca (Majorca) will certainly be crowded, but this just adds to the atmosphere and can give you visitors the opportunity to witness aspects of real Spanish life.
One of the most popular places to visit on this very special religious day is the spectacular cathedral which can be found in the capital city of Mallorca, Palma. The cathedral may be holding special services to mark the holiday, which could be particularly interesting if you are on a cheap holiday to Mallorca (Majorca) during August.
This amazing Cathedral is built in a Gothic style and is a very impressive sight. The church is huge, at more than 120 metres long and 55 metres wide. One of its most famous parts is its tall bell tower, which rises high above the structure and houses nine large bells.
Palma Cathedral can be seen clearly no matter which direction you might be travelling in and you may even catch a glimpse of it as you arrive on a cheap flight into Palma airport to land.
Before heading to the cathedral, it may be worth checking that you are suitably dressed. As with many other nations, Spain has guidelines over what is appropriate to wear when visiting a religious site, so you may want to cover your shoulders.
Palma and the Cathedral attracts visitors and holiday makers staying on cheap holidays in Mallorca resorts such as Magaluf, Palma nova, Porto Colom, Manacor and Portals Nous which is one of the most modern resorts in Majorca. This resort is said to have the best marina in the whole of Majorca and plays host to many famous people throughout the year.
All over the island, Mallorcan (Majorcan) locals will be taking to the streets in parades and carnivals to celebrate the Feast of Assumption. By heading to one of these events, you will be able to see traditional Spanish dancing, singing performances and bands playing slow marches.and well worth visiting while on a cheap break to Mallorca (Majorca).
No matter what type of food or drink you prefer after spending a day on one of Mallorca (Majorca's) beaches, you are sure to find it in a bar or restaurant nearby, with a distinct change from the atmosphere of the 80's and 90's Mallorca (Majorca) is now firmly a family holiday destination. Whilst on holiday in Mallorca (Majorca) , you should definitely try some traditional Spanish cuisine, which could include a tapas meal of lots of little dishes or a delicious burrito filled with grilled meat and guacamole. Book cheap flights to Palma or Cheap hotels, Apartments and holidays in Mallorca (Majorca) with online agencies such as air flights.co.uk who heavily discount all travel products including cheap flights, cheap hotels, cheap apartments, cheap car hire, cheap airport car parking and cheap resort transfers.
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Article ID: 909, Posted: Fri, 21 May 2010 15:31:42 GMT