Thursday, 26 February 2015

A Brisk Ferry Away the from City’s Hassle – Balearic Islands, Spain

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This Fantastic Island within the serene region of East Spanish mainland is a lover’s paradise, also known as Islas Baleares in Spanish. This stunning island is an archipelago of Spain, at the coast of the western Mediterranean Sea embracing the rustic charm and culture of the Iberian Peninsula.

The Balearic Islands comprise of the four principal Balearic Islands – Ibiza, Formentera, Mallorca and Menorca. The Islands are the best to visit in summer to sunbathe and to enjoy the beaches. Holiday makers can visit the beautiful and small towns in the Balearic Islands.

The Balearic Islands comprises of four major Islands. The largest amongst all four is Mallorca, which is the multi-culture capital of Spain. Travellers can be thrilled with the Palma, and the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, which is a renowned Unesco World Heritage Site.

Menorca is a calm and composed island, which includes two towns, Maó, and Ciutadella. Menorca has a great fishing village called Fornells, undoubtedly the most charismatic place on the island. Ibiza is centred around the nightlife and is known for some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. Traveler’s will love the luxury and rustic accommodation. Ibiza is more familiar amongst young clubbers on weekends.

Formentera is the smallest of all the island. This island is a mesmerizing and the quietest of all. It’s idyllic lots of activities to experience such as kite-surfing, sailing, water-skiing and windsurfing. It also has outstanding Unesco - listed diving sites.

The recent popularity which the islands have gained as a tourist destination has had a negative effect on the culture. The Islands still reflect the influence of Spanish culture particularly in the field of religious artifacts and Balearic’s special cuisines.
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Each of the four islands has a different tempo, this is because of the cultural isolation from the Spanish mainland. Mallorca has a rich tradition of literature, music and fine art. The islands are home to some of the finest writers, musicians and modern artists. Art shows and theatre performances thrives on the Island throughout the year.
One of the most significant cultures of the Balearics Islands, is its traditional Roman Catholic religious festivals, some have been celebrated for at least several hundred years. People take part in the carnival dressed up in costumes.
This important cultural tradition in the island include celebrations of the Roman Catholic festivals, which have been celebrated since the dawn of the 11th century.
The people who live here, still lead a simple life adhering to their cultural values, despite the islands becoming the most desired tourist destination of the modern age.
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