A paradise that merges culture and cuisine
Discover an incredible cultural offer adapted to all audiences and enjoy its rich and varied cuisine
In many ways, the Balearic Islands can be seen as a sometimes outdoor and sometimes indoor museum. Its rich and abundant cultural, archaeological and ethnological heritage is the statement of a culture with thousands of years of history that has stoically resisted the ravages of time.
The Balearic Islands have four Unesco recognitions. It is highly recommendable to discover the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range in Majorca, the core of the Minorca Biosphere Reserve, located in the Albufera des Grau Nature Reserve in Minorca, the walled enclosure of Dalt Vila in Ibiza and the Posidonia meadows in Ibiza and Formentera.
Furthermore, for several years, Minorca has been preparing the application for UNESCO to declare Talayotic Minorca a World Heritage Site, due to the high density of megalithic monuments, most of them in an excellent state of conservation, which have survived the passage of time in just 700 km2,
On the other hand, it is well known that the Balearic Islands have been a sanctuary for many artists and have become a place of reference for inspiration and artistic creation. The recent opening of the Hauser & Wirth gallery on the islet of Illa del Rei, Minorca, is an example of the international commitment to art on the Balearic Islands.
There are also a number of galleries and art centres scattered throughout the archipelago. In Ibiza, you can enjoy an authentic contemporary art route tailored to your needs, and relive the years when the island was a meeting point for artists of the highest level. On Majorca, you can explore the range of art galleries, follow the trail of Modernism and enjoy the spectacle of light offered by the Cathedral of La Seu, in Palma.
And as the poet Robert Louis Stevenson said, "Wine is bottled poetry", so you cannot leave the Balearic Islands without visiting one of our wineries and experiencing the burst of flavour that our wines provoke. We have two DOs: Pla i Llevant and Binissalem, which offer their own wine routes, and events are also held around Balearic wine, such as the Fira del Vi in Pollença or the Festa des Vermar in Binissalem, where the end of the harvest is celebrated.
And what better way to end a cultural route than tasting exquisite traditional dishes prepared with local produce that offer their unique and unforgettable character. You can't leave without trying the Majorcan frit and tumbet, Minorca's lobster stew, Ibiza's bullit de peix or Formentera's salad with dried fish. Ah! And don't forget to try traditional pastries such as greixonera, formatjades, coca de trempó or the famous ensaimada!
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