Majorca 5

The northwestern side of Majorca is the mountainous side with the famous World Heritage Serra de Tramuntana mountains. Below are some of the locations we explored. Banyalbufar  was a vineyard during the Middle Ages which used an elaborate system of terraced aquaducts, walls and stones used for irrigation of the fields. The 1912 church of […]

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Majorca 4

This article highlights the old section of the village of Pollensa, Majorca. In addition to the village’s storied history, the Church of Calvary sits atop a hill with 365 steps leading up to it. Every Easter Good Friday commemorations trace the path of the cross up those stairs. Once at the top, there are commanding […]

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Majorca 3

One of the other places we visited on Majorca was the Cuevas Drach in Porto Cristo. These seem to have been first mentioned as existing in 1338 but it wasn’t until the late 1800’s that the caves were formally explored. Be warned, however, that photographing down there is a challenge. This is due to the […]

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Majorca 2

Just outside of Palma de Majorca, we visited the Medieval Bellver Castle. Next, we walked around Poble Espanyol built in the 1960’s. It represents and recalls the most characteristic and famous elements of the urban architecture in the Hispanic geography. It is a walk through the old Spanish architecture, from the Muslim period until today. […]

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Majorca 1

Recently, Jayne and I visited the Spanish island of Majorca. As is usually the case with our travels, we went off-season. This time it also happened to be the rainy season which made it a bit challenging at times to drive on the island as well as walk around. Although many of the smaller towns […]

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