Palma.— The project entitled “A Taste of Christmas” is aimed at giving the public a broad knowledge of Majorca's specialist food produced at Christmas time.

The guided tour will explore the island's history, traditions and seasonal recipes. “Saborea la Navidad” will consist of a walking tour through the historic centre of Palma during which some hidden historic corners of the city can be viewed at first hand such as the convents of Santa Clara and Santa Magdalena. Here visitors can sample the traditional cakes, pastries and biscuits which are exquisitely produced by the nuns.

Also worth sampling are the turrones (different flavoured fudge bars), the so-called “hearts” of Sant Francesc, ensaïmada filled with marzipan, Santa Magdalena pastries, cinammon biscuits, amongst other.

The guided walks, both in the morning and afternoon, will be undertaken in groups of up to 30 people. Narrative will be given in Castillian Spanish, Catalan and German. The walks will last around two hours and it is essential to make a reservation at the Tourism Ministry's guided walks ticket office. Telephone Monday to Friday, 9am to 2pm, 971-720720 and 636430000, or fax 971-720721. The price is 10 euros but there will be a 50% discount for the retired, students, and registered families which are particularly large in number. The times of the walks are 10.30am and 4pm.