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!

18.5.2019When Capdepera Had Its Own Ship

One hundred years ago, Cala Ratjada was enjoying - in relative terms - a boom, courtesy of the new industry of tourism and the new ship.

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9.5.2019Guillem Bestard - A Photographic Chronicle

To say that the photographs provide an essential record of former times is an understatement; they are priceless treasures that reveal how Majorca and its people once were.

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2.5.2019The Vegans Of Old Muro

The Sant Francesc fair in Muro is described as being one of Majorca's most important and oldest fairs. It owes its traditions to the vegans of the Minims Order.

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23.4.2019Sant Jordi: Conquest, A Book And A Rose

The Day of Sant Jordi (Saint George) is more about the book and the rose than the saint's protection during the 1229 conquest and his links with Aragon and Catalonia.

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17.4.2019Blood Brothers: Guilds and Easter Processions

The guild brotherhoods play a key role in Majorca's Easter celebrations. Over the centuries, the brotherhoods have experienced rise, fall and revival.

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7.4.2019A Port From Ninety Years Ago

In 1928, the mayor of Sa Pobla had a plan to establish a port in Sa Pobla - a river port.

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2.4.2019Jump Around: Ball de Bot

It isn't clear when what we might call the Majorcan folk dance movement really took hold, but the assumption is that the tradition - a relatively widespread tradition - is no more than two hundred years old.

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24.3.2019Praying For Miracles

Nowadays there are detailed forecasts and analyses of aquifer capacities, there are desalination plants, there are meteorological models. Back then, all they had were prayers.

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18.3.2019Saint Patrick and Majorca's Irish ties

The historical links with Ireland are there, even if they weren't to mean the firm establishment of a celebration of Saint Patrick. For that, one needs to come up to more modern times and to Santa Ponsa.

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11.3.2019The "Carrusel de Mallorca", the greatest fun fair in Majorca

In 1972 the announcement was made of the opening of the "Carrusel de Mallorca", the greatest fun fair in Majorca.

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3.3.2019The Forgotten Jack Bilbo

Jack Bilbo had a bar that was "a meeting place for all the lunatics in the world".

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7.2.2019The survivor from Majorca's nineteenth century banking

The sole survivor is a local savings bank that was founded with modest and philanthropic ambitions.

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