Maundy Thursday, PalmaEaster is a very special time in Spain and Majorca is no exception. The capital of this Balearic island and its citizens put on their Sunday clothes to commemorate the life and death of Christ with several processions. The one on Maundy Thursday is particularly moving as the procession leaves the beautiful church of La Sang carrying a crucifix.
Good Friday, PalmaProcessions fill the streets of the capital and the small towns of the island. However, it is in the capital where the most impressive theatrical performance of the Via Crucis or the Stations of the Cross takes place. At 12 noon, the steps of the cathedral are transformed into a breathtaking stage where a group of actors take the audience back to the final hours in the life of Jesus Christ on Earth. Celebrated since 1985, it has become one of Palma’s most traditional events and therefore it is recommended to arrive early to avoid crowds and disappointment. Those wishing to attend should also bear in mind that in the event of rain, the performance is held in the Church of Sant Felip Neri.
Princess Sophia Trophy, PalmaSport lovers visiting Majorca can indulge themselves into several activities such as hiking, biking, climbing and sailing all year round but from the 29th of March to the 5th of April the port of Palma is home to the best sailors in the world to claim the Princess Sophia Trophy.
This yachting regatta is celebrated in honour of the queen of Spain. It is considered one of the most important in the Balearic Islands; only surpassed by the King Juan Carlos Trophy, a regatta celebrated in August in honour of her husband.