Explore the most beautiful Nativity Scenes in Palma de Mallorca in this guide, to get the most out of your festive visit to Mallorca at Christmas.
Nativity scenes are otherwise known as “belens” here in Spain.
To visit these nativity scenes in Palma de Mallorca follow “Ruta de belenes de Palma” or nativity scene route which you can see on the map below.
Following this route is also one of the best ways to explore the Palma de Mallorca at Christmas since it takes you to some wonderful historic buildings (and iconic shops!).
Every scene is updated year after year, so if you’ve been before, then go again!
Here is a guide to the finest.
- Map of Nativity Scenes in Palma de Mallorca
- Plaza de Cort Nativity Scene in Palma de Mallorca
- Mallorca Council Nativity Scene, Palma de Mallorca
- C&A Nativity Scene in Palma de Mallorca
- Sa Nostra Foundation Nativity Scene, Palma de Mallorca
- Barceló Foundation Nativity Scene
- El Corte Inglés Nativity Scene
- Santa Catalina Market Nativity Scene
- Christmas dioramas exhibition
- Military History Centre (Centro de Historia Militar), Palma
- BBVA Monumental Nativity Scene
- Where to see other Nativity Scenes in Palma de Mallorca
- Where to buy items for Nativity Scenes in Palma de Mallorca
Map of Nativity Scenes in Palma de Mallorca
This map is the location of the best nativity scenes in Palma de Mallorca.
You will see that they are all within the centre of Palma and inside the Avenidas ring road.
This makes exploring these nativity scenes one of the best things to do at Christmas in Mallorca.
As you make your way around the city, enjoy the lights, stop for “churros y chocolate” in one of the cafes and enjoy the atmosphere.
Zoom in on the map below to find the locations of the following nativity scenes in Palma, with more detail below.
Here is a guide to where you can see the Nativity scenes in Palma de Mallorca.
Plaza de Cort Nativity Scene in Palma de Mallorca
This nativity scene opens on the first week of December. But expect queues on weekends to see this nativity scene as it’s the biggest and most important in the city.
Location: Ayuntamiento de Palma (Palma Town Hall), in Plaza de Cort.
Opening times: Until 6 January 2023, Monday to Friday.
Location: Palma City Hall building, Plaça de Cort, 1.
Hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 8:30 pm on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. On January 6 it will be open until 2:00 pm.
Mallorca Council Nativity Scene, Palma de Mallorca
Located near the La Seu Cathedral, this nativity scene is worth tying in with some sightseeing around Palma’s most iconic landmark.
Opening from the beginning of December until 6 January 2023.
Location: Carrer de Palau Reial, 1.
Hours: Monday to Friday from 9 am to 8:30 pm. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10am to 8pm.
C&A Nativity Scene in Palma de Mallorca
Never has C&A been so iconic as when it hosts one of Palma’s most popular nativity scenes. Once a popular clothing department store in the UK during the 1980s, C&A still reigns supreme in Palma.
Opening from the beginning of December until 6 January 2023.
Location: Carrer de Sant Jaume, 2, in the courtyard of the store.
Hours: Monday to Saturday from 9:30 am to 9:00 pm, Sunday from 11 am to 8:30 pm
Sa Nostra Foundation Nativity Scene, Palma de Mallorca
Just a few paces from C&A you will find another great nativity scene. The Sa Nostra Foundation is a cultural and educational centre and also the location of another great nativity scene.
Opens on 14 December and runs until 6 January 2023.
Location: Carrer Concepció, 12.
Hours: Monday to Friday from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm and from 5:00 pm. to 8:00 pm. On Saturdays from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm.
Barceló Foundation Nativity Scene
This charitable organisation is located in the beautiful and cultural Reguer-Rullán Marquis House. The nativity scene opens in the first week of December until 6 January 2023.
Location: Carrer de Sant Jaume, 4.
Hours: From 11 am to 2 pm and and from 5 pm to 8pm from Monday to Saturday.
El Corte Inglés Nativity Scene
Head on over to the big El Corte Inglés department store on Avenidas and up to the 6th floor to see this nativity scene.
It’s open at the same time as the store hours so from around 9:30 until 9:30 daily until the 6 January.
Santa Catalina Market Nativity Scene
Tie in a trip to one of Santa Catalina market and stop for a bite to eat, which checking out the market.
You can find out more about Santa Catalina market here.
Location: Plaça Navegació.
Hours: Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 3 pm.
Christmas dioramas exhibition
Located just around the corner from the Clinica Rotger Hospital and La Rambla, visit this popular cultural centre.
The exhibition is open from December 7 to January 6.
Location: Misericordia Cultural Centre.
Hours: Monday to Saturday from 10 am. to 2 pm. and from 4 pm. to 8 pm.
Military History Centre (Centro de Historia Militar), Palma
Located at the top of Calle San Miguel, which is one of the main shopping streets in Palma, this is another must-see nativity scene in Palma, which is set in a wonderful 13th-century building.
This nativity scene is open from December 9 to January 8.
Location: Carrer San Miquel, 69.
Hours: Monday to Friday from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm and from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Saturdays from 10:30 an to 2:00 pn.
BBVA Monumental Nativity Scene
BBVA is a bank building also on Calle San Miguel, so you can tie this in with Christmas shopping and nativity scene sight seeing.
It also opens the first week of December until 6 January.
Location: Carrer San Miquel, 24.
Hours: From 10 am to 1 pm and from 5 pm to 8 pm.
Where to see other Nativity Scenes in Palma de Mallorca
But don’t just follow the official “Ruta de belenes de Palma”. There are so many nativity scenes in Palma Mallorca, just by looking in shop windows.
This is one of my at the Fornet de la Soca Bakery which is opposite the Gran Hotel Fundación La Caixa, between Plaza Mayor and Placa Mercat..
Where to buy items for Nativity Scenes in Palma de Mallorca
If you want to buy items for your own nativity scene, then the number one place to buy these is at the Plaza Mayor Christmas market.
You can buy anything from traditional wooden items, battery-powered windmills and fire places, or lovely ceramic pieces.
The market stalls here are open until the 5th January.
You can also find out how and where to celebrate New Years Eve in Mallorca in this article here.
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