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Populated since the Neolithic period (from which came the overwhelming culture Talayotic), Mallorca was then occupied by Rome, Byzantium, the Visigoths, the Umayyads, and Almoravids Almohads and finally conquered by Jaime I in 1229. Among the most important historical places are Talayotic Capocorb in Llucmajor, the Antigor in Ses Salines or Ses Païsses of Artà. Also worth a visit are the Roman city of Pollentia, the Arab Baths of Palma, the various watchtowers on the island and the castle of Bellver, with a unique circular platform in Spain.
Majorcan cuisine breathe each and every one of their historical influences, resulting in a unique and exceptional Mediterranean cuisine. Dishes like 'tumbet', the 'arròs brut', the lamb, the 'escaldums'; like sausages' sobrassada', the 'botifarrons' and the' pa amb oli 'will delight the visitor. In baking, the famous ensaimada (lisa, angel hair or cream) is the "queen" among princesses, such as' amargs' and 'rubiol. Finally there is also the traditional liquor of Mallorca, the 'Herbs' (sweet, dry or mixed) which is served in every good dinner completed and difficult to forget.
Places of Interest
In the east of Mallorca, the Caves of Drac and Dels Hams transport the visitors to a wonderful and fantastic world beneath the earth, between lakes, stalactites and colors impossible. In the capital, Palma de Mallorca, the Cathedral is a must. Also is worth to visit the Almudaina Palace, the Old Town, the Mallorcan courtyards Can and Can Bordils and Can Oms, the Castillo de Bellver and its beautiful Paseo Marítimo. Highly recommended is the path Alcudia / Formentor, making an stop in the viewpoint Es Colomer, continuing to Formentor beach to visit the city walls of Alcudia and the remains of the Roman city of Pollentia to contemplate the recollection of interior villages on the route. In the north, Valldemossa is the jewel with La Cartuja ann its cobbled streets. The spectacular road north goes through the coast, with wonderful views over the sea and traditional Majorcan houses, which are many centuries old.