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!

18.3.2019Saint 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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25.1.2019The Little Known History Of Majorcan Punk

Majorca, it would seem, did not provide much impetus for punk music, but if the scene on the island wasn't particularly dynamic, there were the groups who came to Majorca to liven it up.

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22.12.2018The Disputed Origin Of The Majorcan Sibil·la

The small monastery on top of the the Puig de Pollença (Puig de María) is believed to have been where the chant originated.

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12.12.2018A Weavers' Tale Of Capdepera Legend

Our Lady of Hope, the Mare de Déu de l'Esperança, saved the villagers of Capdepera from pirate attack.

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30.10.2018The Witches Of Majorca

Witchcraft iInvestigations in Majorca don't appear to have really started until the turn of the seventeenth century.

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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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