PALMA city council is expecting 350'000 people to descend on the capital to watch Europe's biggest firework display on Monday evening. The “Aiguafoc” has become one of the main attractions of the Sant Sebastià, the city's patron saint, fiesta and this year will be able to be seen from all points along the bay of Palma. The display, which is costing 110'000 euros to stage, will start at 8pm, and last 25 minutes. This year the display's epicentre will be over the commercial dock to ensure maximum levels of safety and security. The bulk of the fireworks will be launched from the Paseo Maritimo, between the hotels Meliá Victoria and Bellver and this year's display will have much a larger nautical act “so it's best not to miss the show,” display organiser Juan Vicente Jurado said yesterday. Over the weekend three lorry-loads of pyrotechnics will arrive in Palma for the biggest firework display in Europe. But while setting up the firework show is complicated, the council is also setting up special car parks and public transport systems for the night. The old part of Palma and the Paseo Maritimo will be closed to traffic until 9.30pm.


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