Barcelona 1

After spending time in Majorca, Jayne and I stayed for a couple of days in Barcelona. In fact, we spent that time based in the Gothic Quarter.  Here, it is easy to see some of the early Roman and medieval architecture. The Cathedral of Barcelona dates back to the eleventh century. The exterior and interior […]

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Majorca 6

This is the final segment of our Majorcan travels. Here, we visited the southern coastline of Majorca. One of the spots we visited was a town called Colonia Sant Jordi . The surrounding countryside was very picturesque. The photo below was typical of the farmland countryside throughout Majorca, with fields olive, almond, and lemon tree groves. […]

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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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Cuevas Drach in Puerto Cristo, Majorca, Spain

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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