Social Events
Excursion to Valldemossa - Costa de Tramuntana
Planned for May 3, Saturday afternoon
Valldemossa is located on the "Serra de Tramuntana", on the northwestern coast of the Island. The most interesting place of this old and pictoresque town is "La Cartuja", an ancient monastery which was originally a Royal residence and was later inhabited by the Carthusian monks.

One visitor has made Valldemossa famous worldwide: Frederick Chopin, who lived in this monastery and his stay is still well remembered. A church, pharmacy and different accommodation cells can be found in the complex. 

Close to La cartuja, the "Palacio del Rey Sancho", where the organization is planning to enjoy a concert with music by Chopin.

Along the excursion to Valldemossa, some impressive cliffs and mountains  of the "Serra de Tramuntana" will be contemplated

Excursion to the Cathedral of Palma and/or Bellver Castle
Planned for May 4, Sunday morning  (participants departuring evening)


Tradition has it that a storm arose as Jaume I was sailing towards Mallorca. He vowed that if he landed safely he would build a great church in honour of the Virgin. On New Year's Day 1230, a day after the fall of Palma, the foundation stone was symbolically laid on the site of the city's main mosque. Work continued for 400 years,  and had to resume in 1851 when an earthquake destroyed the west front. More touches were added this century by the catalan architect, Antoni Gaudi.

A well-preserved l4th-century royal fortress. It contains Palma's museum of municipal history which traces the development of the city through its artefacts, with pottery from Talaiotic, Roman, Arab and Spanish periods.