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!

13.11.2019The Other Capital Of Majorca

The capital of the Part Forana. A capital created from rivalry, from industry, from a market, and from a fair.

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8.11.2019Santa Maria la Major: The coronation and the fiestas

Over 20,000 people were packed into a football ground for the coronation of an image of the Virgin Mary.

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30.10.2019The Founding Of The Seventh Art

Away from Palma, the Teatre-Cine Recreatiu in Llucmajor led the way on the island for what was being called the seventh art.

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19.10.2019Majorca's Greatest Celebrity

Errol Flynn had an association with the island during the 1950s that surpassed pretty much any other celebrity link that had preceded him or was to come after him.

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11.10.2019Deià And Art Tourism

Deià had its "school" of artists in the same way that Pollensa did, yet it is Pollensa which enjoys far greater prominence for having been at the centre of artistic promotion.

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5.10.2019Visions Of An Orchestra

The Balearic Symphony Orchestra, of which Majorca is rightfully proud, owes much to the vision of three contemporaries - Antoni Noguera, Josep Tous and Josep Balaguer.

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28.9.2019A Majorcan World Viewed Through Wine

The Majorcan "Weltanschauung" (world view), Josep Maria Llompart said, can be observed "through the transparencies of a glass of red wine".

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21.9.2019How To Create A Tradition

The dances of the Archangels in Calonge for the Sant Miquel fiestas were created ten years ago.

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13.9.2019The School Built Like A Palace

The architect responsible for the school in Sa Pobla also designed what became the royal residence in Palma.

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7.9.2019When They Cycled In A Theatre

There were races in Lloseta in 1927. The only thing was that the bikes didn't go anywhere.

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29.8.2019Majorca's Culture Club

While Spain was progressing in the 1980s because of a counter-culture movement, Majorca was undergoing a cultural revival.

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22.8.2019The Demon And Wheels On Fire

The rodelles fire wheels and the solitary demon have been features of Majorca's fiestas for centuries.

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