Pere Seda wines in Manacor

Pere Reus Morro, called Pere Seda, started to dedicate his life to wine already at the end of XIXth century. Since then, 5 generations of winemakers have been following this family tradition and have converted the winery that carry their name to a center of most modern technologies to produce wine. Today Pere Seda in Manacor is posibly the only bodega on Majorca, where the same family has been producing wine during each and every year of the XXth and XXIst century.

130 hectares of vineyard situated between the municipality of Manacor and Felanitx deliver the necessary grapes to produce the Pere Seda wein. The bodega disposes of 2 control systems of manufacture and upbringing in order to achieve the best wine quality.

Usually the variety of autochtonal grapes are being used to produce the Pere Seda wine, such as young wines, crianza, reserva, gran reserva, and sparkling wines. To maturate the wine, oak barrels from France and United Stated are in use. The most famous and popular brands and wines of the bodega are Pere Seda, L’Arxiduc Pere Seda, Chardonnay, Mossen Alcover and Guium. Besides the traditional wine production, the bodega Pere Seda has started recently the production of sparkling wines.

The winery Pere Seda unifies the traditional with modern, but above all with the affection for an excellent wine.

Pere Seda wines in Manacor

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Safari Zoo Sa Coma, Mallorca

Safari Zoo is a successful mixture of a wildlife park and leisure park. The safari land with the wide animal outdoor enclosure gives more than 600 animals a home and the visitors the opportunity to experience animals in the wild.

The safari zoo on Majorca, situated in a beautiful and unique landscape, offers fun and pleasure for the whole family. A restaurant and several great playgrounds for children do not leave a wish unanswered.

Happy parents and shining children’s eyes make it a special event.

Opening Hours: All year round open! Summer: Daily from 9.00 to 18.30; Winter: Daily from 10.00 to 16.00

Safari Zoo Sa Coma, Mallorca

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Opening Hours: All year round open! Summer: Daily from 9.00 to 18.30; Winter: Daily from 10.00 to 16.00

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Artà, Palaces & Sant Salvador

The small town of Artá has an oldy worldy character and radiates a confident civil pride. The medieval fortified wall, the noble feudal palaces with their coats of arms, the impressive parish church of the Transfiguration of Christ and the Santuario de San Salvador – Sanctuary of San Salvador – make up an impressive area, with lots and lots of steps.

The parish church was built in the middle of the 13th century, after the victory of King Jaime I, on the foundations of an Islamic mosque. It was destroyed and ransacked several times by pirate attacks and had to be rebuilt. The current church dates from the 16th century and, through its coloured rose windows, the prism of light blends and illuminates the beautiful inside of the church. In the vaults of the ceiling, you can see baroque style naturalistic representations.

Directly behind the church there is a route of 180 stone steps constructed in 1831 and  flanked by cypress trees that leads to the sanctuary of San Salvador. This is an imposing fortress with its high walls and defence towers.

In the church, there is a valuable collection of paintings, including ones that depict the surrender of Mallorca by the moors emir to the King Jaime I and the martyrdom of Ramón Llull who was stoned to death in Algeria.

The view from the terrace of San Salvador is stunning, since it takes in the mountainous, rocky landscape of the Serra de Llevant in the east to the Serra de Tramontana – the Tramontana Mountains – in the west. Also to the east, beyond the Torre de Canaymel you can see the shining blue sea with its pine coast.

Capdepera Golf

Designed by the famous architect Dan Maples, Capdepera Golf is a 72 par course with 18 holes that will delight players of all levels. This course stands out among others because of the peace and quiet that surrounds the exceptional environment, where it is located.

Capdepera Golf

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Sant Salvador Sanctuary near Felanitx

The Sant Salvador sanctuary was built in 1348 by order of King Pedro IV of Aragon and in veneration of an unknonw statue of the virgin. In the 16th the hermitage became a place of pilgramage for the Marianism cult and, around the same time, a grammar school was built.

The monastery and its church constantly fell prey to attacks and plundering by pirates and had to be rebuilt several times. Thanks to more pilgrims viisting the site, lodgings were built in the 18th century and in 1824, the hermits of the religious orders of Saint Peter and Saint Paul stayed here.

The most impressive part of the monastery is the entrance gate which is decorated with a reproduction of the Last Supper the origianl of which is at the Portal el Mirador – Viewpoint Portal of the Cathedral of Palma. The baroque high altar of the church was made by the sculptor Pere Coronero, from Valencia. In one side chapel, there is a gothic altar from the 15th century which has many figures representing scenes from the life of Christ..

Situated behind the Monastery of Lluc, the Hermitage of San Salvador is the second most important pilgrimage place on Mallorca and is a very popular tourist attraction as you can tell from the large quantity of buses that are parked there. The sale of souvenirs and small figures of the Virgin and saints is a profitable business for the monks.

The view from the Puig de San Salvador – hill of San Salvador is impressive, There is the Sierra de Tramontana  Tramontana mountain range – to the west, The City of Palma to the south Cabrera to the southeast and directly below the monastery, the central plain of Mallorca can be seen. Finally to the north, the ports of  Pollensa and Alcudia can be seen in the distance and the island of Formentor.

Sant Salvador Sanctuary near Felanitx

Organic Products Route

Today, in our report, we are going to cross Mallorca from one end to the other. We are going to visit some bio country estates and taste products completely free from chemicals. This is the organic products route of Mallorca.

We start in Algaida. At the end of the Calle del Campanar we can find the winery “Vins Ca’n Majoral”, where the strict rules of ecology are followed. Here, we recommend you the “Blanc Butibalause” of 2000, a wine with a fruit bouquet and a fruit taste that has various grapes “Prensal”, the ones used for white wine in the island. If you prefer red wine, do not hesitate to taste a glass of vintage wine “Son Boig 2000.”

From Algaida we move to Llucmajor, because after tasting these wines our stomach asks for some solid food. The company Bio-Mallorca will offer us vegetarian hamburgers, organic croquettes or some pâté. The products of Bio-Mallorca are remarkable not only for their taste, but also for the presentation and decoration of fruits in syrup and preserved vegetables. You can buy these products at “Embutidos Escala”, in Calle Ronda Ponent, 66 , located between the road of S’Arenal and the one that goes in the direction of S’Aranjassa.

You can also buy some fresh, organic fruits and vegetables near Manacor. The products “Biel Oliver” belong to the agricultural cooperative “Es Vinyol”, located in the same road towards Felanitx. Just for you to find it easier, beside the petrol station there is the Camino de Son Fangos, at the kilometer 3, there is a sign that indicates the way to the cooperative.

In Capdepera it is worth to visit the bio country estate “Binefela”. Its cows belong to a special breed, which has horns. There are only 400 examples in the world. The production of fruits, vegetables and wheat is not just organic but also biodynamic. Home-made honey is particularly delicious. The country estate is located between Capdepera and Cala Ratjada, heading for Cala Mesquida, in the Camí de Cala Moltó.

Once in Petra, do not forget to visit the country estate “Sa Taulera”. You will enjoy the dairy products, vegetables and fruits organically grown.

After having some food and drink, we may thing at eating something sweet. In the cooperative “Camp Mallorquí”, in Consell, a healthy dessert is waiting for us: some dried fruits, such as Majorcan almonds and carob. In the past, carob was used to make syrup; nowadays, it is the most important ingredient for the famous liqueur “Palo”, which is a digestive. The cooperative is located at Avenida del Raiguer, 5, in the industrial estate of Consell.

Now, if you feel like having some good wine, we shall move to Santa María, to the winery “Jaume de Puntiró”, which is familiar to us because of our route Wines of Binissalem. This wine is made following the agricultural rules and, consequently, it is organic. One of its specialities is the Vi Dolç – Sweet Wine  –, which is a gold semi-sweet wine that ripens for 12 months in oak barrels, just to achieve its warm bouquet.

We cannot finish with this route without making a stop in Sóller. The country estate “Fet a Sóller” – made in Sóller – is known around the island by its variety of high-quality products: fig bread, honey, infusions, jams and dried tomatoes in olive oil. “Fet a Sóller” is located at Camí des Dragonar.

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Talaiots Ses Paises near Artà

Thousands of years ago, the landscape of Mallorca was made up of a single forest of oak trees. There are no written records so nobody knows who lived on the island at that time.The only proof that there were living creatures on the island is the excavated remains of dwarf goats. At some point, the human inhabitants of the island began to build houses and pile up giant stones to make constructions that the archaeologists call talaiots.

It is unknown whether the inhabitants lived in them or if they were only places of an unknown cult. Perhaps they were large burial places for dead relatives. The history of talaiots cannot be deciphered through hieroglyphs, as it can with Egypt pyramids built around the same period.

History continued on its way, but the stones remained. It is impossible to imagine how such blocks of stone could be transported in a period when there were no axes, wheels or other tools. What great and small events happened around them during the many centuries when they remained silent and still? Did they witness the moment when an Arab princess kissed a Saracen prince? Did the pirates hide behind them when they were looking for the plunder in the nearby Artá? When we look at the talaiots we do not find any answers. They are mysterious places and everybody still has their own questions about them

Llatra: a Craft Job

The “llatra” is considered one of the craft jobs typical of this island. It consists of plaiting dry leaves from a type of local palm tree.

This tradition has survived thousands of years throughout the history of Mallorca and all the Majorcans have baskets made of this at home since ever. The art of plaiting, traditionally linked to women, has passed from generation to generation.

Baskets, bags and all products derived from the “llatra” have a high quality. Its toughness makes them resist a lot of weight, as well as the passing of time.

This leaf comes from a dwarf tree locally named “garballó”. It is a type of palm tree that has survived in the island. It is picked exclusively once in the year over the first two weeks of July. It can be found abundantly in the east coast of Mallorca and, above all, in the municipalities of Capdepera and Artà, where this tradition still survives.

Llatra: a Craft Job

Vins Miquel Gelabert in Manacor

Vins Miquel Gelabert
C/ Sales, 50
E-07500 Manacor
Mallorca
Tel.: +34 971 821 444
www.vinsmiquelgelabert.net

Vins Miguel Gelabert is a small vineyard with great wines. It has won more than 80 prizes, guaranteeing the aims and the reputation of this tiny bodega. A pioneer in the development of elaborate techniques of high-class wines, the vineyard works to recover almost extinct grapes. Today, 10 years after the first bottle of wine left Mallorca, more than 50% of its wine production is being exported.

– Vins Miquel Gelabert, in Manacor, Mallorca.

Vins Miquel Gelabert in Manacor

Llevant, Mallorca´s East Coast

Llevant is located in the Northeast of the island of Mallorca and has a wonderful mixture of endless beaches and idyllic coves together with towns like Manacor, Capdepera, Son Servera and Sant Llorenç. The region is known for its variety on offer: many hotels are targeted to both families, sports enthusiasts and golfers.

We begin our journey in northern Capdepera, where we find a beautiful landscape, high quality Majorcan golf courses and a great view. From there we go to Sant Llorenc and Son Servera and a few miles away rises the fortress of Canyamel, which, according to some historians, was built during the period of Arab rule over the island.

Slightly further south is the family paradise Cala Millor, which belongs to the municipalities of Sant Llorenç and Son Servera it constitutes a commercial oasis for young adults and families.

One of the most beautiful parts of the region is the tower from the seventeenth century, from which you can see up to Porto Cristo on a clear day.

When talking about Llevant you can not avoid talking about the city of furniture, Manacor. A cultural symbol of this city is the Enagistes Tower, next to the imposing church in the centre of the town, which is a singular example of pre-seventeenth century elegant Mallorcan architecture.

The more we move towards the south, everything becomes calmer and more natural and there are more beaches and bays.

In short, the coast of Llevant shows its visitors a beautiful part of Mallorca, offering multiple ways for a relaxing stay.

Llevant, Mallorca´s East Coast