Each year, Mallorcans celebrate the beginning of Lent with the Sa Rua Carnival, comprising of fiestas, parades and street parties.
- When? TBC
- Where? Avenida Jaime III through to Passeig del Born, Placa Joan Carles and Carrer Unio.
- Price: Free to watch the parade but take money for food and drinks.
Two parties are always better than one and nowhere is this truer than sunny Palma de Mallorca. Each year, Mallorcans celebrate the beginning of Lent with the rambunctious Sa Rua Carnival, comprising of fiestas, parades and street parties.
The festivities are actually two carnivals: Sa Rua and Sa Rueta. The former is considered an event for adults, with the latter a children's carnival and parade which typically takes place on a Saturday. At Sa Rua, there are prizes for the best costumes as well as a procession that marches down Avenida Jaime III onto the Passeig del Born, Placa Joan Carles and Carrer Unio.
The festival is said to highlight creativity in Mallorca and highlights the extravagant parade of floats and dance troupes which harness this. Everyone takes to the streets to participate and revel in the party atmosphere which brings fun, music and color to Palma de Mallorca. While most of Mallorca's towns have their own carnivals, Palma undoubtedly hosts the largest party on the island - or should that be parties plural?
- Get there: Fly to Palma de Mallorca Airport and use local buses or taxis to get around.
- Stay: Book accommodation in central Palma so you'll be within walking distance of the festivities.
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