Summer Vacation in Majorca

Summer Vacation in Majorca

The enchanting Spanish island of Majorca is famous for its beautiful sandy beaches and rich culture. There is plenty here for people of all ages to enjoy, which makes Majorca an excellent family destination. In order to get a great deal on your trip, make sure that you book your holiday on travel24.co.uk.

Most visitors to Majorca will want to head straight to the beach to soak up the sun. There are numerous pretty beaches to be found in the northeast of the island, especially in the bays of Alcudia and Pollensa. However, the beaches in the south of the island tend to be the most popular and Santa Ponsa beach in particular attracts large crowds of sun worshippers during the summer months.

Majorca is surrounded by exceptionally cool and clear water, which makes this a great place to try snorkelling and scuba diving. There are plenty of stunning dive sites located just a short boat trip from Majorca such as Dragonera Island Natural Park that are simply teeming with colourful marine life. Among the other types of water sports that are just waiting to be tried in here are windsurfing, kayaking and wakeboarding.

Visitors to Majorca should also allow plenty of time to explore the island’s magnificent architecture. The Museu de Majorca is situated inside an enchanting 15th century Almudaina palace and provides an excellent insight into the history and culture of the island. Other attractions that should not be missed include the Moslem and Bellvar castles, the Banyas Arabas and the nature reserve of La Reserva Puid de Galatzó, while wandering along the cobbled streets of Palma de Majorca is a great way to unwind.

Majorca is famous for its delicious cuisine, and some of the must-try dishes include seafood paella, a type of vegetable and meat soup known as sopes Mallorquines and spicy pork sausage known as sobrassada. The largest selection of restaurants and other eateries in Majorca can be found in the capital town of Palma and visitors are sure to find plenty here to get their taste buds tingling.

Visit Berlin

Visit Berlin

When you visit Berlin there is a wide variety of things to see and do. Berlin is a city packed with history and culture and one visit may not be enough but there are some activities that shouldn’t be missed.

History

Berlin is the capital city of Germany and contains many historical monuments. One of the most symbolic is The Brandenburg Gate. This beautiful building stood in no mans land between East and West Berlin before German unification and was inaccessible to the public. Before you visit Berlin it is worth making a booking to climb to the top of the dome of The Reichstag which is the home of the German parliament. This offers spectacular views over Berlin.

Other historical places worth seeing when you visit Berlin are the museums and memorials relating to World War II and the Holocaust. The Holocaust Memorial, the Topography of Terror exhibition and the Memorial Centre for the Victims of the Ministry of State Security are particularly memorable. People with an interest in recent history who visit Berlin will enjoy visiting the Memorial to the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie and the Trananpalast which tells the story of Berlin Wall crossings.

Shopping and Culture

Berlin has many designer stores and North Mitte is an area worth a visit. Head to Mauer Park for a shopping bargain when you visit Berlin as a huge flea market takes place there every Sunday.

Five of the best museums are situated on Museum Island which is definitely worth a visit. Berlin also has the Bauhaus Museum which offers free tours on Sundays.

For an evening of culture when you visit Berlin, you may want to see the Berlin Philharmonic. They are renowned as one of the world’s foremost orchestras and tickets can be hard to find so prebooking may be wise.

Food

There is a wide range of international restaurants available but if you visit Berlin and want to try authentic German cuisine then be sure to go to Zur letzten Instanz — Berlin’s oldest restaurant which offers a range of traditional dishes. Many meals in Berlin are meat based with wursts being particularly popular. It is worth passing the Alexanderplatz during the day where you can buy wursts from street vendors who grill their sausages on portable barbeques.