MISSION SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO-THE SWALLOWS MIRACLE-THE JEWEL OF THE MISSIONS

Mission San Juan Capistrano, the miracle of the swallows-The Jewel of the Missions The mission San Juan de Capistrano, California was founded 1776 by father Junipero Serra (Petra, Mallorca), with the help of Captain Fernando de Rivera. San Juan Capistrano, was the sixth mission founded in Californian lands, by Majorcan Franciscans  , the organization of this new California mission was the …

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MAJORCAN ARTS & CRAFTS-GLASS BLOWING

Majorcan Arts & Crafts-Glass Blowing The art of glass blowing is very old in Majorca; we would have to go back to Roman times. The Glass we do in Mallorca can be perfectly compared for its quality with the famous Murano glass. The process of glass blowing consists of placing an iron tube (normally between 1 meter to 1.45 meters …

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BALEARIC ISLANDS NATIONAL DAY 1st March-GUIDED TOURS

BALEARIC ISLANDS-NATIONAL DAY-GUIDED TOURS March 1st, is the National Day of the Balearic Islands, so because of it, the city has organized some interesting activities that we want to share with all of you: OPEN DAY –GUIDED TOURS TO CONSULADO DEL MAR AND  LA LONJA From  01st/03- 03rd/03 de 10.00 to 14.00 and from  15.00 to 19.30 LA LONJA also …

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PALMA DE MALLORCA AND ITS BRAVE NAVIGATORS

PALMA AND ITS BRAVE NAVIGATORS Plaza de la Drassana(Shipyard) Here, in Plaza de la Drassana (palma de Majorca), boats were built and repaired during the Middle Ages and at the beginning of Modern Times. The statue in the centre of this square is dedicated to the famous Majorcan navigator Jaume Ferrer. He reached  Cape Verde, as it is represented in …

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IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FATHER SERRA-CALIFORNIA MISSIONS

In the footsteps of Father Serra– The California Missions–Petra–Majorca       I was 18 when I heard about Junípero Serra, the founder of the Missions of California. The first mission I visited was the one of San Rafael Archangel, the mission of the city that would be my home for a year. Although San Rafael was not directly founded …

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MALLORCAN WINTER COLORS-ORANGE MARMALADE-SOLLER ORANGE VALLEY

 MAJORCAN WINTERCOLORS  Mother Nature is wise and knows exactly what we need. What do we need to cope with a cold winter? Exactly, vitamin C. In Mallorca, we find vitamin C everywhere. The precious health-saver is laughing at us from the orange and lemon trees that embellish with their colours our fields and valleys. There are a lot of different …

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