Category: History

Los reyes de Mallorca
History

The kings of Mallorca

The kings of Mallorca Anyone who has travelled a bit will remember Mallorca. Yes, yes, that island in the Mediterranean with beautiful beaches and where you can spend a good…

Conquista musulmana de Mallorca
History

Muslim conquest of Mallorca

Do the words Sulyar, Muruh or Manaqur mean anything to you? You may find these names a bit strange but they vaguely sound like something. And you are not wrong,…

Los talayots
Heritage History

The talayots

Do you remember the adventures of Asterix, and his sidekick Obelix, the chubby, strong man with a Menhir (megalith) on his back? Well, these two comic book characters were not…

Conquista romana de Mallorca
History

Roman conquest of Mallorca

All of us who live in Palma are familiar with the name Cecilio Metelo, although it may not give us the best of sensations. Because that is the name of…

tren de Sóller
Heritage History

Sóller train

It is the middle of summer, the best time to enjoy life. Holidays, trips, the beach, dinners, meetings with friends, love… And in Mallorca, if possible, you can enjoy it…

Catedral de Palma
Heritage History Places of interest

Cathedral of Palma

If you arrive in Palma from the airport you will surely be amazed by our fantastic Paseo Marítimo, with its palm trees, its pleasure boats and a magnificent view of…

Bandoleros en Mallorca
History

Bandits in Mallorca

¡Bandido! This word sounds like a movie from the American West, but surely at one time it was pronounced many times on our island. Today we will talk to you…

Los franceses de Cabrera
History

The French of Cabrera

More or less we all locate Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza or even Formentera. But perhaps not so much Cabrera, because although it is another island in the Balearics, it is so…

La Lonja de Palma
Heritage History

La Lonja de Palma

One of the most spectacular historical buildings in Mallorca is the Lonja de Palma, which together with Bellver Castle and the Cathedral, constitute the architectural jewels of the capital. La…

Hondero balear
History

The Balearic slinger

The Balearic slinger When I was a teenager and lived in Palma, I really liked going to Honderos Street. It wasn’t such a nice street, but it was the area…

Vikings in Mallorca
History

The Vikings in Mallorca

When we talk about Vikings we always relate it to the north of Europe, but it is hardly thought that there have been Vikings in Mallorca. I remember that when I…

Pirate movies
History

Pirate movies

The pirates I remember that when I was a kid my favorite were pirate movies, and one of the things that fascinated me the most was the captain’s glass cabin,…

The Mallorcan of Valencia
History

The Mallorcans of Valencia

The Mallorcans of Valencia are descendants of the population that was moved there in the seventeenth century, depopulated after the expulsion of the Moriscos. Expulsion of the Moriscos The year…

Como conquistó Jaime I Mallorca
History

How Jaime I conquered Mallorca

Backgrounds In the 13th century, Mallorca was an ideal enclave for trade in the Mediterranean, but it was in the hands of the Muslims. It was also a refuge for…

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