Come celebrate the prehistoric culture of the Balearic Islands and Greece
Prehistory, is something Mallorca and the Balearic Islands is highly characterized and influenced by. Especially the Bronze ages and the unique Talayotic period, has had big impact on life on Mallorca. Now, time has come for you and your family to learn about life in prehistoric Mallorca, in a fun and interactive way.
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Learn while you enjoy
The newly formed city council of Pollença, recently decided that a day celebrating the ancient prehistoric culture of Mallorca, was a good idea to give families a way to learn about the cultural heritage and history of Mallorca while enjoying a fun time together.
The prehistoric day, is a brand new initiative that aims to educate more tourists in the rich prehistoric heritage of Mallorca and Classical Greece.
Throughout the day, you can browse booths, workshops, tastings, theatre performances and craft stalls in Cala Sant Vicenc.
At 17:00 h, a special artisan workshop for children is held at Plaça de Sant Vicenç where the little ones will learn about ceramics of prehistoric times, their use and how to make tools.
Also, this is a great way to get to see the wonderful area of Cala Sant Vicenç nestled in between the dramatic cove formations of the Tramuntana mountains.
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Something for the nerds too
Although the aim of the prehistoric day is to give tourists and families an easy entrance to the Mallorcan history, there has also been arranged various lectures and showings for you who want to dig a bit deeper.
At 12:30 in Cala Sant Vicenc, you can enjoy a special event with guided tours in the prehistoric habitation caves and thorough explanation of burial rituals.
At 20:00 h, a dramatical theatrical performance of Homer’s Odyssey will be performed in Plaça de Sant Vicenç.
All in all, the prehistoric day is a great initiative and should be a different experience that you will not soon forget!
Mallorca's Top sightseeing attractions
Palma cathedral La Seu is an amazing sight, both from the inside and outside. Palma cathedral is one of the biggest in Europe, and great artists like Gaudi have worked on the amazing temple. There are guided tours and you can even visit the rooftop terraces offering magical views.
The Antique Train
The antique train is a great attraction for young and adults. The ride takes you through some of the most beautiful areas of the Tramuntana, passing through orange plantations, olive groves and green valleys. The authentic feeling of the old marhogany cars bumping along the rails completes the experience.
Castell de Bellver
Castell de Bellver is a unique castle, due to its round shape and splendid location on a hilltop above Palma's bay. Much of Mallorca's most dramatic times are linked to the Bellver castle, and you will also find Palma's historical museum here. It's a great attraction for all ages.
Cuevas del Drach
Cuevas del Drach (Dragon Caves) is a great attraction to visit for all ages. Inside the stalagmite and stalactite caves in Porto Cristo, you will meet a true wonder of nature, along with the biggest underground lake in Europe on which an orchester will play a beautiful live concert on before you can enjoy a short ride.
Santuari de Lluc
Santuari de Lluc is a monastery situated deep in the highest areas of the Tramuntana, in divine natural surroundings. Lluc is a great attraction for everyone, you can discover the ethnological museum, enjoy a concert by the famous child choir, visit the botanical gardens and see the holy Madonna.
A visit to the ethnological museum of La Granja in the mountain village of Esporles takes you on an interesting journey back in time to discover how life in mallorca was for the wealthy landowners and their servants. La Granja is a museum suitable for all ages, there is plenty to see and do here for young and adults.
Sa Dragonera is an island and protected nature reserve just off the coast of Sant Elm, Andratx. Sa Dragonera is home to indigenious lizards that are very human-friendly, and has become a trademark of Mallorca. About on the beautiful island, you can walk along multiple trails to some of the most amazing vantage points and find ancient watchtowers from the time of pirates.
The royal Almudaina Palace is closely linked to multiple epochs in the history of Mallorca. The ancient palace was built as the seat for the Moorish governor back in the 10th century, and was the first building in the city of Palma as we know it today. Inside you will discover an impressive collection of ancient artifacts and artworks, along with the authentic surroundings of the palace that is now used by the royalties of Spain when visiting the island.