Welcome to the MajorcanVillas.com Blog - written by Andrew Ede. This will be updated all the time so please do check back frequently!
26.9.2020Minstrels and the story of puppets in Majorca
The festival of "teresetes" (puppets) recognises a tradition that goes back to mediaeval times.
14.9.2020September the twelfth and all that
The Carta de Privilegis i Franqueses, literally the Letter of Privileges and Franchises, was dated September 12, 1276.
30.8.2020The Majorcan fig through history
The fig has a long association with Majorca. Considered to be indigenous, it was nonetheless introduced to the island, but before the Romans arrived and when Pliny the Elder could rave about the qualities of the Majorcan fig.
15.8.2020Before and after: Miles Davis and jazz in Majorca
Miles Davis in Palma in November 1986 was described as "the event of the decade".
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.
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.
30.5.2020The Noble Founding Of Colonia Sant Jordi
Colonia Sant Jordi was the first of the nineteenth century farming colonies to be founded.
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.
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.
21.3.2020Spring in Majorca
"In spring, the almond trees show off their branches full of white blossom like silver."
15.3.2020The Short Life Of Majorca's First Car
The first car arrived in 1897. There was great anticipation. It was not fulfilled.
7.3.2020From Paper To The City Of Lakes: Albufera
There was once a thriving paper factory in the Albufera wetland; then came tourism.