intention with side is to collect practical information about shopping,
you can find an overview of markets on the island. a2zMallorca
gives a more detailed information including fiestas.
The biggest flea market is in Consell every Sunday morning. Palma has a flea market at Les Avenidas Saturday morning. If the weather is good there is also flea markets in Alcudia Saturdays at 10 by the Jolly Roger, Lago Menor and Saturdays at 9 at the industrial estate So Bugadell on the road to Andratx 100516.
are plenty furniture stores on Mallorca. Manacor is the centre of the
is situated by the Via Cintura near the exit to Manacor. The prices are about
50% higher than in Sweden.
biggest department store is the two El
in Palma. Also Carefour
has several stores.
pages in Spain is called Paginas
Mallorca is the online English speaking Company Guide. Baleares
Little Pages is a free catalogue with a lot of companies. Can be
picked up at many places such as Palma Nova Agency, C/ Miguel de los
SantosOliver 3, Palma Nova. 070316
Yellow Mallorca is the online English speaking Company Guide. Baleares Little Pages is a free catalogue with a lot of companies. Can be picked up at many places such as Palma Nova Agency, C/ Miguel de los SantosOliver 3, Palma Nova. 070316
Warning!! The caterpillars of the Pine Processionary Moth are visible in the spring. DO NOT touch them. They can give serious reactions especially in children and dogs. For mor information look here
TIB is the Website for complete information of the transportation within the Autonomous Community of the Balearic Islands ( Services, timetable... ). 050601
If you only stay for shorter periods, renting a car is most economical (se Car rental in my Links). If you stay longer you might want a car of your own. I have found a book Motoring in Spain by Brian J Deller which contains necessary information and it has got its own site for the updating of current laws and regulations. 050831
I recently bought a car myself and got some experience in the complicated process. This will not cover everything but I have tried to include the most important facts. I bought the car through a dealer, which is to be recommended. 061221
Here is a blogg covering almost everything you need to know about Driving in Spain 070710
In Spain like in the UK MOT, which is
called ITV, is mandatory. The first time is when the car is four years
old, after that it is every second year until ten years. For older cars it is
every year. If you are not fluent in Spanish you can use a garage that takes
care of everything including a pre ITV service.
I use OmsAuto situated near the ITV station at Can Pastilla in the industrial estate Son Oms. They have English speaking personel and very reasonable prizes, 15€ for pre ITV and ITV. The fee at the ITV station depends on size and type of car. For a Seat Ibiza it is about 35€. Telephone to OmsAuto is 971126984 och mail firstname.lastname@example.org . 091120
The hunting season in Majorca is from end of October to end of January. There is a lot of shooting especially early in the morning. It seems that most of the hunting is just for the kill as you find a lot of dead rabbits and small birds when you are out walking. Not really good sport. 070106
The original language of Mallorca is mallorquin (a variant of Catalan) repressed under the dictatorship of Franco who only allowed Spanish (Castilian). With the regional government of today the situation has been reversed. To some extent this is the result of the nationalist party Union Mallorquin having a decisive role in the local parliament. It is recommend to use a mallorquin speaking interpreter when dealing with local authorities.
In spite of the above it is probably best to start learning Spanish (Castilian), which is easier and supported by a lot of training facilities.
You can find some guidance on my link site. It is good to learn some Spanish by yourself which is supported by this video
If you have access to the Internet, (see Computer in To have a house in Mallorca) you can find several good weather sites. The most detailed is the Spanish AEMet (Agencia Estal de Meteorologia). They have local forecasts for all the municipalities of Mallorca and also rain radar and satellites.
Other weather sites are Weather Underground and WeatherOnline both focusing on Palma. 090329