Majorca Blog

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20.9.2018The Ghosts of Cabrera

An archipelago in its own right, Cabrera is a natural paradise, a Spanish National Park, but it has its dark side and its mystery.

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31.8.2018Majorca's Mister Energy

Feliciano Fuster, at one time the director of the old power station in Alcudia, rose to become head of the national Endesa energy group.

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15.7.2018Who put the 'o' in Porto Cristo?

Porto Cristo is not Mallorquín, it is not Catalan and it is not Spanish. So, how was the leap made from Es Port to Porto Cristo?

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2.7.2018On top of Majorca: the Puig Major base

Thirty years ago, some two hundred people staged a protest outside the military base on the Puig Major.

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26.5.2018The barbecue of Cabrit and Bassa

The gruesome story of Guillem Cabrit and Guillem Bassa is one of being roasted alive on the order of Alfonso III.

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8.5.2018Trivia And Sin: Modern Troubadours

The mediaeval days Ramon Llull bemoaned changes in musical styles. Critics have been lamenting this ever since, not least those of modern times.

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16.1.2018Sant Antoni: Pigs And The French Connection

The Sant Antoni fiestas in January are arguably the most important fiestas of the whole year in Majorca.

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24.12.2017The Rivalry Of The Song Of The Sybil

There are different versions of El Cant de la Sibil·la, declared a masterpiece of intangible cultural heritage by Unesco in 2010.

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7.12.2017The Legend Of Sineu's Port

Sineu is one of the places in Majorca which lays claim to being the island's geographic centre. As such, and even allowing for changes to Majorca's topography and the land's relationship with the sea, the potential for Sineu having been a sea port seems frankly preposterous.

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31.10.2017From Samhain To Dark Night: Halloween

While there are examples of paganism that can be said to survive, albeit highly modified, in certain Majorcan traditions, an acknowledgement of Halloween isn't one of them.

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29.10.2017The Evil Count Of Galatzó

The Galatzó finca in Calvia is sometimes referred to as one of the gateways to the Tramuntana mountains. It hides a legend that is engraved into folk tradition.

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6.10.2017Ramon Gual, the hero of Valldemossa

The story is of a force of 36 men who faced 400 Turks, who had landed at the Cala d'en Claret in October 1552.

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