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Algaida

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

 

It has more than 5,300 inhabitants that are distributed in three urban centers: Algaida, Pina, and Randa. It borders Palma to the west, as well as the villages 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 crafts 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.

 

Sant Honorat is the patron saint of Algaida and the feast is notable for the cossiers dances, which dating back to the 14th century. Mestre Joan, Els reis, L' obriu-nos, Flor de murta, Dansa nova, Mercansó and Titoieta are some of the names of the cossiers dances.

 

Cossiers also perform in the summer during Sant Jaume´s festivities. Other interesting festivals are the carnival (with the Camestortes trial) and  Festa de la Pau de Castellitx.

 

Algaida´s weekly market is held in the main square on Friday and on Tuesday in Pina.

 

EVENTS HIGHLIGHTS Algaida

  • Algaida's fair

    Algaida's fair

    Every year in october, the Saturday before Sant Lluc´s Day, Algaida celebrates its traditional fair where we can find a good sample of agri-food products and crafts as well as a ...

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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 village with the aim of recognizing the work of the associations ...

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  • Algaida May Fair

    Algaida May Fair

    At the end of May a nice event takes place in Algaida, It is organized by the Town Council of Algaida, the Associació d’Artesans Algaida Pina i Randa and Associació de Comerç i Empresa...

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  • 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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  • Summer Festivities in Randa

    Summer Festivities in Randa

    During the 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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