28-02-2016Pilar Pellicer

The poor weather on Saturday had forced the cancellation of certain activities in Palma for Balearics Day, but the sun that shone this morning brought people out to the markets on the Paseo Sagrera and along the Avenida Antoni Maura as well as the gastronomy in the Sa Feixina park.

On Monday, there is an open day at La Lonja and in the evening there will be the award of the Balearic Gold Medals and Ramon Llull prizes. Balearics Day is in fact Tuesday (a public holiday), when the markets will also be open, while there will be caparrot big heads parading from the Toy Museum from midday. Balearic cuisine will take pride of place in Sa Feixina park from 6.30pm. And in the courtyard at the presidential headquarters of the Consolat de la Mar there will be a jazz swing tribute to Bonet de Sant Pere at 1pm. (Bonet de Sant Pere was Majorca's "Duke of Swing".)

In addition, there are a number of buildings that have open days on Tuesday. For instance, the parliament building is open between 4pm and 8pm, Bellver Castle from 10am-6pm, the CaixaForum (what was originally the Gran Hotel opened in 1903) from 11am-2pm. Out of Palma, the Can Prunera Museum in Soller has open doors between 10.30am and 6pm. Also in Soller on Tuesday there will be mediaeval fun and games, cuisine and folk dance from midday.

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