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Algaida

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Algaida is one of the largest municipalities in the Pla de Mallorca region.

 

It has more than 5,300 inhabitants that are distributed in three urban centres: Algaida, Pina and Randa. It borders Palma to the west, as well as the municipalities of Montuiri, Llucmajor, Santa Eugenia, Sencelles and Lloret de Vistalegre. Algaida is a village that inherits its name from a farmhouse settled in the area during Arab times and means "the forest".

 

For many years, their economic activity was basically agricultural, but craftsmanship became more important during the last century. Algaida currently stands out, among other things because of its blown glass factory, its cycle-tourism routes and its restaurants.

 

The patron saint of Algaida is Sant Honorat and its festivity is notable for the dances of the Algaida cossiers, which were already present in the 14th century. Mestre Joan, Els reis, L' obriu-nos, Flor de murta, Dansa nova, Mercansó and Titoieta are the names of the dances of the cossiers.

 

The cossiers also perform in the summer during the celebration of Sant Jaume festivities. Other outstanding festivals are the carnival (with the trial of Camestortes) and the Festa de la Pau de Castellitx.

 

The weekly market of Algaida is held on Friday in the main square and in Pina it is held on Tuesday, also in the square.

 

EVENTS HIGHLIGHTS Algaida

  • Summer Festival in Pina

    Summer Festival in Pina

     Every year the village of Pina celebrates its summer festival on the first Sunday of July. During a weekend, this town celebrates the arrival of good weather by dressing up ...

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  • Algaid'Art: night art fair in Algaida

    Algaid'Art: night art fair in Algaida

    Algaid'Art is a new artistic evening that takes place every year in Algaida. For one night, different places of the town such as public buildings, private buildings, streets and squares welcome works of local and foreign artists...

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  • Algaida's fair

    Algaida's fair

    Every October, the Saturday before Sant Lluc Day, Algaida celebrates its traditional fair. It is an event in which we can find a good sample of agri-food products and crafts as well as a broad representation of Fair Trade and cooperation initiatives. The Balearic companies that work with local products are also protagonists in this event that counts on the celebration of the Algaida’s gastronomic festival.

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  • Pina's Fair

    Pina's Fair

    The Pina Fair is one of the most recent September fairs. Held in the middle of the month, it is notable for including in its program a exhibition of artisan and gastronomic products from the Mallorcan convents and monasteries. In addition, it concentrates in the place a wide variety of stalls with all type of products, gastronomic offer and animation for all ages.

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  • Summer Festivities in Randa

    Summer Festivities in Randa

    During he last week of August, the village of Randa, in the municipality of Algaida, celebrates its summer fetivities. For a few days, all kinds of activities such as concerts, parades, walks and dinners are organized with the aim of twining people and having fun...

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  • Algaida may fair

    Algaida may fair

    At the end of May, the town of Algaida celebrates its fair. It is a nice event, organized by the Town Council of Algaida, the Associació d’Artesans Algaida Pina i Randa and Associació de Comerç i Empresa del Municipi. It stands out for its space destined to the Bargain Market, a good chance to local shops products with very good prices. Handicrafts, ecological and recycled products complete the fair.

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  • Algaida associations festival

    Algaida associations festival

    The festival of the Algaida associations is an initiative created by the committee of citizen participation of the municipality with the aim of recognizing the work of the associations and volunteers of Algaida, Pina and Randa. A meeting that consists of a sample of the products and information of the different associations of the village and that is complemented with cultural and musical activities.

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