Majorca Blog

Welcome to the MajorcanVillas.com Blog - written by Andrew Ede.  This will be updated all the time so please do check back frequently!

25.7.2020The "Victory" of Alcudia: Which Victory?

Festa de la Mare de Déu de la Victoria refers to a victory, but there are three possible victories, one of which against pirate invaders is almost certainly not the correct victory.

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21.6.2020Spring 1820: Abolition In Majorca

There was a public health crisis - the plague - which historically has overshadowed what were two significant developments in Majorca in June 1820. These concerned the Inquisition and the guilds.

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30.5.2020The Noble Founding Of Colonia Sant Jordi

Colonia Sant Jordi was the first of the nineteenth century farming colonies to be founded.

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23.4.2020Formentor, Wisdom And Tourism

The Hotel Formentor has been the venue for weeks of wisdom and congresses about the Majorcan mystic, Ramon Llull. It is also intimately linked to tourism development.

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27.3.2020Fiction, Film and Football: Adolfo Vázquez

Adolfo Vázquez founded what was to become Real Mallorca and also wrote a novel that was made into a film in the 1920s.

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21.3.2020Spring in Majorca

"In spring, the almond trees show off their branches full of white blossom like silver."

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15.3.2020The Short Life Of Majorca's First Car

The first car arrived in 1897. There was great anticipation. It was not fulfilled.

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7.3.2020From Paper To The City Of Lakes: Albufera

There was once a thriving paper factory in the Albufera wetland; then came tourism.

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29.2.2020A Tuesday in March

The official introduction of the Balearics statutes of autonomy in 1983 was not an occasion for the celebrations that now accompany Balearics Day.

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22.2.2020Carnival: Bull dung and nettles

Carnival in Majorca used to be unsophisticated and an occasion for playing tricks.

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9.2.2020The Lives And Deaths Of Los Bravos

A legendary group, now re-created, and one marked by tragedy.

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2.2.2020Agatha And The Rains Of Sencelles

Saint Agatha is the patron saint of Sencelles. But how did this patronage come about?

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