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Painting holiday in Mallorca, Spain

Spain • MALLORCA • POLLENCA Painting Holiday

Cala Pi de la Posada, PollencaCap FormentorCap FormentorSunset in Port SollerStroll in the town square right outside Hotel JumaEnjoy a free day in beautiful PalmaWonderful painting locationsLight and shade in MallorcaYour painting tutor Susanna Bailey
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Miro, mountains and monasteries on magical Mallorca
We have chosen Pollenca, in the far north of the island, as our base for a painting holiday thanks to its rich artistic heritage as a popular destination for painters from the beginning of the century. This part of the island has so many wonderful painting subjects - honey coloured buildings, pretty church squares, deep valleys, turquoise waters in rock-ringed bays.

Capture the deep green of the sweet smelling pine trees, almond and olive groves and a magnificent monastery amidst the majestic mountains of the Tramuntana. The area is so rich in painting potential that we’ve put two weeks together for those with extra free time.

A typical itinerary on this painting holiday in Mallorca, Spain

Arrival day

Leaving Palma we arrive in Pollenca in time to explore this pretty village before dinner. Your painting tutor will give an informal introduction and painting plan for the days ahead over a delicious meal made with local produce.

Around Old Pollenca

A great day around this lovely market town. Squares, narrow streets, honey-coloured buildings and a beautiful Roman bridge all with a mountain backdrop.

Looking at lluc

High in the Tramuntana mountains lies the Monastery of Lluc. These magnificent buildings are surrounded by spectacular mountain peaks, and by way of contrast there is a delightful botanical garden. Subjects range from the majestic to the intimate.

Cala san Vincente

One of the smallest tourist destinations on the coast, this is essentially still a fishing village. You may have to share one of the three beaches with the local fishermen, hauling in their nets. There is plenty to sketch and paint, including the lovely views towards the cliffs of the Formentor peninsula.

Free day

Relax around our hotel or take the bus to Palma – the charming capital of Mallorca with many museums, stylish shops and of course the magical Miro museum.

The hill villages

A short hop from our hotel we find the rural villages of Moscari and Campanet. In the villages and in the landscape between subjects abound – almond and olive groves, rushing streams, tiny churches village squares and mountain vistas and all with a sense of peace.

Cap de Formentor

A day spent in this spectacular place – a rugged and dramatic landscape at the northernmost point of Mallorca. Formentor lighthouse perches on the edge, once only accessed by sea or a long mule track. Sketch and paint the lighthouse, shimmering sea and rocky landscapes from many of the lookout points on the headland.

Departure day

We depart early for Palma airport.

Note: This is a selection of the many options available on this painting holiday in Mallorca, Spain. Weather conditions, group interests and the tutor will influence the final itinerary.

Walking in Mallorca – a non-activity option

If you would like to join this holiday as a non-activity partner, we know a good walking company called Mond’Aventura who run daily local walks. Please book with them directly info@monaventura.com

Where we stay on this painting holiday in Mallorca, Spain


Hotel Juma

The three start Hotel Juma is ‘a home from home’ located on the main square of Pollenca, right at the heart of things – there is plenty of people watching here! It has a very welcoming atmosphere, comfortable interiors and modern facilities. Built in 1907, it has played host to many distinguished guests including Tito Cittadini, Dionis Bennassar and Roch Minue. The café is popular with locals and has a terrace that opens out onto the main square. It’s a small hotel with only six bedrooms, all with satellite TV, air conditioning, a safe, hairdryer and free WIFI. There is a sun terrace and hot tub on the roof with views of the bustling town square.

Hotel Juma, Mallorca
Hotel L'Hostal

The sister hotel of Hotel Juma, L’Hostal is situated just off the main square of Pollenca. An old coaching house, it has been renovated with modern décor and provides a comfortable stay with a friendly atmosphere. All six bedrooms are fully equipped with satellite TV, air conditioning, a safe, hairdryer and free WIFI.

Hotel L'Hostal, Mallorca
Airport transfer time
Approximately 1 hour
Dates and prices
31 Mar 2017
Without flights 7 nights £1,499
Grade: All levels Single supp £168
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5 full days of painting tuition
7 nights in en suite accommodation
7 breakfasts and 5 lunches
6 dinners with wine
Personal welcome at Palma airport and all transfers
Service of full time tour manager
Chairs and boards provided
Visit to Lluc monastery
Visit to Cap Formentor
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