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Mallorca 16 Fornalutx in Serra de Tramuntana2

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The history of Fornalutx starts over 1000 years ago, when it was an Arab property. The population of the area started after the Catalan conquest and the present church was finished in 1639. Until 1813 it depended on the Parish of Soller and in 1837 it became an independent municipality.
The charms of Fornalutx are uncountable. The stone streets and steps of the old centre, carefully adorned with many pots and plants; the ancient stone houses and the doorways wide open; the lush vegetation on the mountain terraces and the orchards where the famous oranges are grown... The architectural group and the scenery are so interesting, that it is even difficult to appreciate it completely. It is important to take note of the eves of the houses to see the painted tiles, of "Arab tiles", an ancient tradition that is explained on the web "Teules de moro a la vall de Sóller i Fornalutx ".
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Mallorca 16 Fornalutx in Serra de Tramuntana2

  1. 1. MALLORCA Fornalutx Mallorca
  2. 2. Fornalutx is a much-visited colorful village located in the Valley of Sóller, in the centre of the Serra de Tramuntana mountains.
  3. 4. Its origins go back to the Middle Ages and it grew up around the site of a primitive Moorish farmstead, as is indicated by the old streets in the highest part of the village, which are narrow, winding and steep.
  4. 5. Nearly all these stone streets are stepped and are reserved exclusively for pedestrians.
  5. 6. The entire village is of great architectural and aesthetic interest, with buildings kept in fine condition.
  6. 10. The village is linked to agriculture, with vegetable, orange and olive cultivation being the driving force behind the economy until the 1960s, just as in the rest of the Valley of Sóller.
  7. 12. The stone entrances, the austerity and simplicity of constructions, together with their ornamentation, mean that the houses of Fornalutx are fine examples of traditional mallorcan mountain architecture, reflecting life in times gone by
  8. 14. The history of Fornalutx starts over 1000 years ago, when it was an Arab property.
  9. 15. Before the arrival of mass tourism on Mallorca, there were artists and foreigners here, who were drawn to the area by the beauty of the landscape and the simple lifestyle of the locals. Some of these visitors live permanently here.
  10. 16. Tourism here is heavily based on second homes and holiday apartments, as well as some hotels which are old houses which have been converted, both within the village and in the surrounding area.
  11. 17. The population of the area started after the Catalan conquest and the present church was finished in 1639 (this was originally a 13th century Gothic construction)
  12. 26. Fond muzical: ♦ Solo hay una para mi - Semino Rossi ♦ En Aranjuez con tu amor – Placido Domingo Fotografii: Daniela Iacob Mara Chinţa Prezentare: Sanda Foişoreanu

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