Balearic Islands

The Balearic Islands are four islands located in the Mediterranean Sea. They are not far from Valencia and Catalonia, and their capital is Palma de Mallorca, which is placed on the biggest island. Because of their location, surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean, these idyllic islands are filled with golden beaches and small bays that are worth exploring.

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The cathedral

of Palma de Mallorca

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Federico García Lorca

The Mediterranean Sea that surrounds the Balearic Islands

These islands were first inhabited during prehistoric times. The people who lived in the islands back then created what we know as the Talaiotic culture, which was especially famous for its great megaliths. Many years later, during the medieval period, these islands were conquered by Jaime I, who was known as the Conqueror from then on.

Nowadays, the Balearic Islands are especially famous for Ibiza, which is probably one of Europe’s favorite destinations to party. It is ideal for those who want to explore small bays during the day and enjoy the nightlife once the sun goes down.

Some remains of the Talaiotic culture

As far as food goes, Balearic cuisine is mainly based on fish and small game. Nonetheless, some years ago, a sauce was born in these islands that would end up becoming one of the most popular sauces in Spain, and even a famous one in other countries. We’re talking about alioli or aioli, a garlic and parsley-based sauce that goes well with almost every dish. Try the original aioli sauce with your fries at Sant Vicent Spanish Cuisine!