President Armengol at the gala inauguration ceremony for FAN Mallorca Shopping.


Europe's latest, largest and most diverse commercial and entertainment centre, FAN Mallorca Shopping, held a gala inauguration ceremony in Coll d’en Rebassa this evening ahead of doors opening to the public on Thursday morning.

The president of the Balearics, Francina Armengol, the mayor of Palma, José Hila, the president (speaker) of the Balearic parliament, Xelo Huertas, the French ambassador to Spain, Yves Saint-Geours, the chairman and director general of the Carrefour Group, Georges Plassat, were just some of the dignitaries, local politicians and European captains of industry who attended the gala presentation and opening.

Over 190 million euros have been invested in the state-of-the-art retail park which boasts 120 retail outlets of leading global and local brands, not to mention a host of restaurants and eateries, a 4D-cinema complex and numerous other attractions and activities for all the family, be they residents or tourists.

Over 2,400 people were involved in the construction of the 7,000 square metre retail park on the site of the airport Carrefour hypermarket and the largest complex of its kind in the Balearics,. It has also created 1,200 direct jobs, all of which has been welcomed by the local authorities, unions and Chamber of Commerce.


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Toby jug / Hace over 5 years

Simon, have an original thought mate...


George / Hace over 5 years

All of your negative comments towards this don't really make much sense.... look at festival park? It's outside of Palma... further than the new fan centre... and it doesn't stop people and tourists alike going to town centres... the Islands finally starting to catch up with modern society the shopping centre will do fine with or without you I'm sure....


Simon Tow / Hace over 5 years

It hurts me to say this, but I agree with Wolfgang.


Wolfgang / Hace over 5 years

Totally agree with Silver, this is not a good idea, tourists wont go, they have shopping centres back home with Selfridges, M&S, John Lewis etc. Do you really think tourists will be interested in low rent Primark and C&A??? Really! Therefore it will just be locals and it will just take away business from Palma. In my experience shopping centres outside US/UK rarely work.


Silversurfer / Hace over 5 years

The new shopping complex at first glance seems a good idea but when similar centres were opened in the UK, they initiated the demise of town and village shopping centres. Where once there were many and varied shops, there are now rows of empty shop premises, charity shops and pound shops. Many town centres have become "no-go" areas. Sadly, I foresee similar happening in Mallorca, especially if another of this type of shopping centre is built on the island.