Palma's Palacio de Congresos. | Archive


King Felipe and Queen Letizia will officially open Palma's Palacio de Congresos convention centre. Their attendance had been expected but has only now been confirmed.

The ceremony will take place on Monday next week and the whole event will dedicated to Balearic culture, music and society. Meliá Hotels Internacional, which manages the Palacio and the adjoining hotel, have invited one thousand guests: they will include politicians and representatives from Balearic society, culture and business.

The royal couple will unveil a commemorative plaque and during the evening there will be performances by the Balearic Symphony Orchestra, the Escolanía de Lluc choir and the comedian Agustín "El Casta". These performances will be under the title of "The show that never ends", which will be presented by Majorcan actor Simón Andreu and singer Victoria Maldi.

The opening, says the hotel company, will be a "sustainable event" as CO2 emissions resulting from the inauguration will be compensated by a reforestation project in the Llevant Nature Park.