By John Smith • 28 April 2021 • 14:10
Announcing Enchanted Manacor
Credit: Manacor Council
MANACOR ENCANTAT will run from May 7 until June 7 and the centre will be filled with colour, flowers, fairies and gnomes as well as Pegasus and at least one dragon.
This is a promotion organised by Manacor Council to encourage visitors to the town who will enjoy the spectacle and have the chance to purchase goods from local shops.
Over the next week the municipal brigade will begin placing fantastic large figures made by artisans from Manacor. There are five large wooden, cardboard, foam and polyurethane figures that are related to an enchanted forest: a gnome, a fairy, Pegasus, a tree man and a dragon.
The gnome is approximately 2 metres tall and will be installed in Plaça de Sant Jaume. The fairy is 6 metres high and will be installed at the beginning of the Paseo de Na Camel·la. The Pegasus is approximately 3.5 metres high and will be installed in the Plaza del Rector Rubí. The tree-man has a height of approximately 3.5 metres and will be installed in the Plaza de sa Bassa.
The dragon made in three sections will be installed inside the empty lot at the top of the Plaça de les Verdures, in such a way that it will show the head and tail. This figure has an approximate height of 4.50 metres and a width of approximately 7.25 metres, of which only two sections will come out, one formed by the head above the wall and the other the tail
In addition, 30 red and white fantasy toadstools made of foam and fabric will be installed as well as figures from the Three Kings floats including a red dragon, which will be placed in Plaça Ramon Llull.
There will be an enchanted forest and many actors will dress up as fairies and goblins to roam the streets and interact with visitors at weekends.
A map can be found showing all of the installations at the Council website and visitors may park free of charge in the underground car park in Plaça de Sant Jaume.
The ENCHANTED MANACOR project also includes a showcase competition for Manacor shops related to the fantasy world and the enchanted forest. The rules and the registration form can be consulted on the website of Manacor Council.
All local shops in the city can take part and registrations can be made until May 14, although the shop windows that take part in the competition must be on display on May 7 and cannot change their decoration. at least until June 7.
This entire event is supported by the grant of €20,000 from the General Directorate of Commerce, so no costs will be born by the Manacor Council.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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