Our friends, Sam and Mags, arrived Tuesday afternoon so we spent a leisurely time on the boat watching the world go by in Santa Ponça.
The wind on Weds was forecast to be negligible so we decided to catch the bus in Palma about 30 minutes away. The old part of the city is a maze of streets and alleyways with lots of shops and restaurants. Liz was in her element looking at all the shoe shops – she seems to have forgotten we are on a budget! The cathedral was worked on by Gaudí and does have a feel of a smaller version of the one in Barcelona.
We had lunch in a restaurant called Forn de Sant Joan that was recommended by Trip Advisor. Lovely food but a little over-priced we thought. The highlight of our day was our visit to the home and studios of Joan Miró on the outskirts of Palma. We took a local bus and disembarked in the middle of a housing estate but the studios were an oasis of peace and tranquility. I suspect that there was nothing around it when it was built in the 1950s.
There is a festival all this week celebrating the retaking of Mallorca from the Moors by King Jaime II. Consequently, there are events on each evening that seem mainly to consist of an eclectic mix of music including The Blues Brothers and Coldplay!
Pictures below of the cathedral and of the Joan Miró studios.