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Stonefoundation 2007: Dry walls
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There is plenty of dry walling in Majorca and Minorca.

Minorca: low, wider partition wallls i mainly due to excess of stone and absense of mountains, basic rustic technique without much adjusting.

Majorca: Retaining walls at the mountain ( Tramuntana sierra) and partition low walls at the rest of the island. Very fine adjusted work along with rustic, plain farmers work.

 

Majorca suggestions:

Due to the variety of approaches, we propose some general ideas depending of what are you searching for. Let`s say you come from a part of your country that is hilly, with dark stone. Then we reccomend you to visit the Tramuntana villages ( soller, valldemosa, deia, lluc, escorca...)

On the other side, if you come from flatlands and are looking for low partition walls, then you'd better concentrate on the Raiguer ( centre of island) Santa Maria, Sencelles, Santa Eugeni...

If you come from a place with light stone ( not dark) your choice should be the Mitjorn ( South-east) Lluchmajor, Campos, Santanyí...

If you work mainly for urban clients, you'd better visit residencial areas with different approaches of design or compotion. Plenty of choices for everyone.

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Main roads
Secondary roads
Villages
Residential areas
Heavy duty traffic road
Stone Bridges
Retaining walls
Curved walls
Long low walls
Hard grey limestone
Light soft limestone
Marès (soft sandstone)
Pure,simple trad. walls
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Cemented walls
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Lluchmajor-Campos area
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Estallencs-Banyalbufar
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Solller
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Valldemosa (village)
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Valldemossa ( road)
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Deia
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Sa Calobra road
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Alaró
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Bunyola
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Sta Maria-Can Borreó
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Sta Maria-Son Pou
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Sencelles
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Sa Cabaneta
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Santa Maria
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Santa Maria-Son Pou
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Binissalem
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Dry stone + landscaping excursions not to be missed:

Santa Maria- Son Borreó- Son Pou- Alaró ( 3-4 hours)

Begin with a 10 minutes visit to Santa Maria's Town Hall, a cosy stone building or circa 1650 and the nearby barroque church. Then ahead for the Bodegas Maciá Batle, a modern stone wine cellar. Then to Son Borreó urbanization with examples of urban low walls enclosing gardens.

Next comes the Son Pou road, a winding quiet road with a lot of stone walls and some impressive, discreet manor houses ( possessions) until you arrive to the mountain.

At one point you turn right for Alaró and visit the plaza ( Town hall with arches) and the upper part of the village with nice stone houses. Finally you return via Consell , Just 2 km from Santa Maria.

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Valldemossa- Deia ( 3-4 hours)

A "Must" if you like retaining walls. With "Sa Calobra" road, one of the best thematic visits.

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Alfabia- Soller- Fornalutx

Alfabia gardens, near Bunyola and then take the old winding road to Soller. At Soller go to Fornalutx a nearby small village entirely made of stone and return to Soller. Visit the town ( modenist church, Train Station...) and return by the new road through the tunnel.The other passangers of the car can return with the wood train to Bunyola where you pick them again.

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Megalithic Monuments:

 

 . Talaiotic Sanctuary Walled villas Talaiots  . Cementery  . Caves
Mallorca N-NW Castell del fideïcomis- Lloseta . . . Son Real . .
Mallorca- Raiguer Son Corró. Costitx Son Fornés ( Porreres)

Talaiot de son fred Sencelles-Inca

Talaiot des racons- Sineu

Son Serra de Marina

. . . Son Caurelles ( portol)
Mallorca- S-E .

Capocorp vell

Ses païses?

Capocorp vell . . . .
 .  .  .  . Taulas  . Navetas  .
Minorca- Ciudadela

 

Cala morell

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Torre trencada

Torrellafuda

. Naveta des Tudons .
Minorca

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Son Catlar

Talati d'alt

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Torralba den Salort

Taula de Trepucó

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Navetas de rafal rubi

Navetas de l'argentina

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CAVES Speleology:

Avenc d'en Corbera ( Esporles), Cova de ses rodes ( pollença), Cova de sa campana ( Escorca) Cova de cal pesso ( Pollença).

Scuba Diving:

Cap Ferrutx, Cala Tuent, Sa Dragonera, El toro, Illots Malgrats. Menorca ( Pont d'embil, Ciutadella) Cala des morts ( Addaia).

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