A trip to Mallorca in winter is always worth it – Delano.lu

Palma de Mallorca is both the capital and largest city of Spain’s Balearic Islands. Tucked in the Bay of Palma, the city has a sunny and warm climate–even during its coldest months (January-February), average temperatures hover around 15°C.

The old city is a perfect place for getting lost: a maze of narrow, quiet streets takes visitors through impressive architecture, such as the Arab Baths with their Ca’n Fontirroig gardens, home to a host of birds, cacti, and palm trees. Dominating the skyline is La Seu, or Palma Cathedral, a Gothic structure built atop a former mosque, later restored by Antoni Gaudí. The Es Baluard contemporary art museum, housed in a 16th century fortress of the town’s walls, has works by Joan Miró (whose adoptive city was Palma), Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, and much more. 

The areas surrounding the Plaça Major are ideal for shopping, with everything from high-end designers to high-street fashion. The range of offerings extends to accommodation as well, with a variety of budget hotels to more upscale retreats.

Just a ten minutes’ drive from the city are golf courses, and not far from the town’s airport is a gem for the whole family: the Palma Aquarium, with 700 species, a deep shark tank and the largest display of live coral in all of Europe. Activities organised at the site include “shark sleepovers”, diving with rays and a shark vision boat ride.

From Palma’s marina, yachts and boat trips can be booked for tours around the island. Despite its enormous harbour, the city’s main promenade is pedestrian- and cyclist-friendly, with a plethora of restaurants for tasting the local catch. Speaking of local specialities…

Try a 300-year-old breakfast

The tradition dates back to the 17th century: ensaïmadas are a type of coiled pastry that can be eaten for breakfast, dessert or a snack and are sold all over the island.

It’s believed that the pastries were originally eaten by upper and middle classes, and that the name is derived for the Catalan word, saïm (derived from Arabic), meaning pork lard–one of the main ingredients. Many believe the pastry was actually inspired by Moorish turbans.

It’s just one of plenty delicacies from the rich gastronomy of Palma. The new Mos Espai Gastronòmic is a good place to start if you want to try local products. It also runs gastronomic events with the island’s best chefs, as well as cooking classes for the more adventurous.

Island of inspiration

Mallorca is an island of coves and fishing villages along crystal-clear waters, and Palma is an ideal starting point for drives that take you through valleys studded with citrus trees. From Palma, Cala Formentor (1.5 hours’ drive) offers one of the island’s most breathtaking views, as does Port Alcúdia on the opposite end of Pollença Bay. Take in the sunset at Sa Dragonera, or check out Bellver Castle just west of Palma for a great bay view.

Less than 30 minutes from Palma lies Valdemossa, one of the prettiest villages on the island. Polish composer Frédéric Chopin resided there with French writer George Sand, the latter of whom described her stay in A Winter in Majorca. But she wasn’t the only one to draw inspiration from the island: Agatha Christie wrote Problem at Pollensa Bay and Other Stories following her stay in the early 20th century.

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Mallorca tourists warned of legionnaire’s disease – Delano.lu

A significant increase of legionnaire’s disease among tourists to the Spanish island has been noted for the past few weeks, especially among those who stayed in or visited the town of Palmanova.

So far, 18 cases have been identified, including one fatality. The source of the infection has not been found yet.

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has issued the alert.

Legionnaire’s disease is a severe form of pneumonia, a lung inflammation usually caused by infection. It is caused by a bacterium known as legionella. People do not catch legionnaires’ disease from person-to-person contact. It is usually caught by breathing in small droplets of contaminated water, such as from showers, whirlpools, or any other sources which eject water. Once inhaled, a severe pneumonia affects the person within 2-10 days, usually within 6 days. The first signs are a general malaise, coughing, followed by chest pains and high fever.

The Luxembourg health ministry states that hospitalisation is urgently required if infected, and an aggressive and quick antibiotic treatment are necessary to avoid any severe consequences. Between 10% and 15% die from the disease.

The ministry issued the following guidelines:

  • Anyone who stayed in Palmanova and shows signs of respiratory infection within two weeks should immediately see a doctor. Smokers, people above 50 years old, and people with a weak immune system are particularly susceptible to it.
  • Travellers to Mallorca, especially smokers, people above 50 years of age and those with a weak immune system should be vigilant and should immediately see a doctor if any of the signs are present.
  • For more information, people can phone the health service on 247-85650.

Mallorca tourists warned of legionnaire’s disease – Delano.lu

A significant increase of legionnaire’s disease among tourists to the Spanish island has been noted for the past few weeks, especially among those who stayed in or visited the town of Palmanova.

So far, 18 cases have been identified, including one fatality. The source of the infection has not been found yet.

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has issued the alert.

Legionnaire’s disease is a severe form of pneumonia, a lung inflammation usually caused by infection. It is caused by a bacterium known as legionella. People do not catch legionnaires’ disease from person-to-person contact. It is usually caught by breathing in small droplets of contaminated water, such as from showers, whirlpools, or any other sources which eject water. Once inhaled, a severe pneumonia affects the person within 2-10 days, usually within 6 days. The first signs are a general malaise, coughing, followed by chest pains and high fever.

The Luxembourg health ministry states that hospitalisation is urgently required if infected, and an aggressive and quick antibiotic treatment are necessary to avoid any severe consequences. Between 10% and 15% die from the disease.

The ministry issued the following guidelines:

  • Anyone who stayed in Palmanova and shows signs of respiratory infection within two weeks should immediately see a doctor. Smokers, people above 50 years old, and people with a weak immune system are particularly susceptible to it.
  • Travellers to Mallorca, especially smokers, people above 50 years of age and those with a weak immune system should be vigilant and should immediately see a doctor if any of the signs are present.
  • For more information, people can phone the health service on 247-85650.

Mallorca tourists warned of legionnaire’s disease – Delano.lu

A significant increase of legionnaire’s disease among tourists to the Spanish island has been noted for the past few weeks, especially among those who stayed in or visited the town of Palmanova.

So far, 18 cases have been identified, including one fatality. The source of the infection has not been found yet.

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has issued the alert.

Legionnaire’s disease is a severe form of pneumonia, a lung inflammation usually caused by infection. It is caused by a bacterium known as legionella. People do not catch legionnaires’ disease from person-to-person contact. It is usually caught by breathing in small droplets of contaminated water, such as from showers, whirlpools, or any other sources which eject water. Once inhaled, a severe pneumonia affects the person within 2-10 days, usually within 6 days. The first signs are a general malaise, coughing, followed by chest pains and high fever.

The Luxembourg health ministry states that hospitalisation is urgently required if infected, and an aggressive and quick antibiotic treatment are necessary to avoid any severe consequences. Between 10% and 15% die from the disease.

The ministry issued the following guidelines:

  • Anyone who stayed in Palmanova and shows signs of respiratory infection within two weeks should immediately see a doctor. Smokers, people above 50 years old, and people with a weak immune system are particularly susceptible to it.
  • Travellers to Mallorca, especially smokers, people above 50 years of age and those with a weak immune system should be vigilant and should immediately see a doctor if any of the signs are present.
  • For more information, people can phone the health service on 247-85650.

Mallorca tourists warned of legionnaire’s disease – Delano.lu

A significant increase of legionnaire’s disease among tourists to the Spanish island has been noted for the past few weeks, especially among those who stayed in or visited the town of Palmanova.

So far, 18 cases have been identified, including one fatality. The source of the infection has not been found yet.

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has issued the alert.

Legionnaire’s disease is a severe form of pneumonia, a lung inflammation usually caused by infection. It is caused by a bacterium known as legionella. People do not catch legionnaires’ disease from person-to-person contact. It is usually caught by breathing in small droplets of contaminated water, such as from showers, whirlpools, or any other sources which eject water. Once inhaled, a severe pneumonia affects the person within 2-10 days, usually within 6 days. The first signs are a general malaise, coughing, followed by chest pains and high fever.

The Luxembourg health ministry states that hospitalisation is urgently required if infected, and an aggressive and quick antibiotic treatment are necessary to avoid any severe consequences. Between 10% and 15% die from the disease.

The ministry issued the following guidelines:

  • Anyone who stayed in Palmanova and shows signs of respiratory infection within two weeks should immediately see a doctor. Smokers, people above 50 years old, and people with a weak immune system are particularly susceptible to it.
  • Travellers to Mallorca, especially smokers, people above 50 years of age and those with a weak immune system should be vigilant and should immediately see a doctor if any of the signs are present.
  • For more information, people can phone the health service on 247-85650.

Mallorca tourists warned of legionnaire’s disease – Delano.lu

A significant increase of legionnaire’s disease among tourists to the Spanish island has been noted for the past few weeks, especially among those who stayed in or visited the town of Palmanova.

So far, 18 cases have been identified, including one fatality. The source of the infection has not been found yet.

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has issued the alert.

Legionnaire’s disease is a severe form of pneumonia, a lung inflammation usually caused by infection. It is caused by a bacterium known as legionella. People do not catch legionnaires’ disease from person-to-person contact. It is usually caught by breathing in small droplets of contaminated water, such as from showers, whirlpools, or any other sources which eject water. Once inhaled, a severe pneumonia affects the person within 2-10 days, usually within 6 days. The first signs are a general malaise, coughing, followed by chest pains and high fever.

The Luxembourg health ministry states that hospitalisation is urgently required if infected, and an aggressive and quick antibiotic treatment are necessary to avoid any severe consequences. Between 10% and 15% die from the disease.

The ministry issued the following guidelines:

  • Anyone who stayed in Palmanova and shows signs of respiratory infection within two weeks should immediately see a doctor. Smokers, people above 50 years old, and people with a weak immune system are particularly susceptible to it.
  • Travellers to Mallorca, especially smokers, people above 50 years of age and those with a weak immune system should be vigilant and should immediately see a doctor if any of the signs are present.
  • For more information, people can phone the health service on 247-85650.

Mallorca tourists warned of legionnaire’s disease – Delano.lu

A significant increase of legionnaire’s disease among tourists to the Spanish island has been noted for the past few weeks, especially among those who stayed in or visited the town of Palmanova.

So far, 18 cases have been identified, including one fatality. The source of the infection has not been found yet.

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has issued the alert.

Legionnaire’s disease is a severe form of pneumonia, a lung inflammation usually caused by infection. It is caused by a bacterium known as legionella. People do not catch legionnaires’ disease from person-to-person contact. It is usually caught by breathing in small droplets of contaminated water, such as from showers, whirlpools, or any other sources which eject water. Once inhaled, a severe pneumonia affects the person within 2-10 days, usually within 6 days. The first signs are a general malaise, coughing, followed by chest pains and high fever.

The Luxembourg health ministry states that hospitalisation is urgently required if infected, and an aggressive and quick antibiotic treatment are necessary to avoid any severe consequences. Between 10% and 15% die from the disease.

The ministry issued the following guidelines:

  • Anyone who stayed in Palmanova and shows signs of respiratory infection within two weeks should immediately see a doctor. Smokers, people above 50 years old, and people with a weak immune system are particularly susceptible to it.
  • Travellers to Mallorca, especially smokers, people above 50 years of age and those with a weak immune system should be vigilant and should immediately see a doctor if any of the signs are present.
  • For more information, people can phone the health service on 247-85650.

Mallorca tourists warned of legionnaire’s disease – Delano.lu

A significant increase of legionnaire’s disease among tourists to the Spanish island has been noted for the past few weeks, especially among those who stayed in or visited the town of Palmanova.

So far, 18 cases have been identified, including one fatality. The source of the infection has not been found yet.

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has issued the alert.

Legionnaire’s disease is a severe form of pneumonia, a lung inflammation usually caused by infection. It is caused by a bacterium known as legionella. People do not catch legionnaires’ disease from person-to-person contact. It is usually caught by breathing in small droplets of contaminated water, such as from showers, whirlpools, or any other sources which eject water. Once inhaled, a severe pneumonia affects the person within 2-10 days, usually within 6 days. The first signs are a general malaise, coughing, followed by chest pains and high fever.

The Luxembourg health ministry states that hospitalisation is urgently required if infected, and an aggressive and quick antibiotic treatment are necessary to avoid any severe consequences. Between 10% and 15% die from the disease.

The ministry issued the following guidelines:

  • Anyone who stayed in Palmanova and shows signs of respiratory infection within two weeks should immediately see a doctor. Smokers, people above 50 years old, and people with a weak immune system are particularly susceptible to it.
  • Travellers to Mallorca, especially smokers, people above 50 years of age and those with a weak immune system should be vigilant and should immediately see a doctor if any of the signs are present.
  • For more information, people can phone the health service on 247-85650.

Mallorca tourists warned of legionnaire’s disease – Delano.lu

A significant increase of legionnaire’s disease among tourists to the Spanish island has been noted for the past few weeks, especially among those who stayed in or visited the town of Palmanova.

So far, 18 cases have been identified, including one fatality. The source of the infection has not been found yet.

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has issued the alert.

Legionnaire’s disease is a severe form of pneumonia, a lung inflammation usually caused by infection. It is caused by a bacterium known as legionella. People do not catch legionnaires’ disease from person-to-person contact. It is usually caught by breathing in small droplets of contaminated water, such as from showers, whirlpools, or any other sources which eject water. Once inhaled, a severe pneumonia affects the person within 2-10 days, usually within 6 days. The first signs are a general malaise, coughing, followed by chest pains and high fever.

The Luxembourg health ministry states that hospitalisation is urgently required if infected, and an aggressive and quick antibiotic treatment are necessary to avoid any severe consequences. Between 10% and 15% die from the disease.

The ministry issued the following guidelines:

  • Anyone who stayed in Palmanova and shows signs of respiratory infection within two weeks should immediately see a doctor. Smokers, people above 50 years old, and people with a weak immune system are particularly susceptible to it.
  • Travellers to Mallorca, especially smokers, people above 50 years of age and those with a weak immune system should be vigilant and should immediately see a doctor if any of the signs are present.
  • For more information, people can phone the health service on 247-85650.