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!

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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26.1.2020The Dragons Of Majorca

The dragon features in Majorca's mythology and folklore, and dragons breathe fire at fiesta time.

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18.1.2020The Tourism Visionary Of Campanet

Miquel dels Sants Oliver was born in the small village of Campanet. At the end of the nineteenth century, it was his vision that was to inspire Majorca's tourism.

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8.1.2020Looking For Saint Basilissa

Goig is a word derived from the Latin "gaudium", which means joy, pleasure or delight. There are "goigs" (songs) for various saints at fiesta time.

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24.12.2019The Cock Crows At Midnight

Christmas Eve mass is normally just referred to as Matins, but it is also known as Missa del Gall (Mass of the Cock).

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