Places and holidays
The old roman expresion “caput Petrae” or stone head is the original name for the whole municipality and as well as for the village. The fortress on the highest point in the village you have a excelent view of the whole area from Cala Ratjada to Cala Mesquida. The town hall is situated in the old part of Capdepera which still has its medival character with its old mallorcan houses as well as its narrow streets. The village is worth a visit. In the interiors is the recently opened museum “Museu de la Llata”. There is a permanent exhibition.
Of all the activities before tourisem came.
The collecting of the dried and whitened palm leaves (Chamaerops humilis) which were cut in to thin strips and was used to weave baskets, to make brooms ect. In this museum other than the compresensive exhibition of the medival time a section is on the palm tree and its uses and products.
Upload the Castle of Capdepera
Castle of Capdepera
From Cala Ratjada a Capdepera to visit the fortress. (On wednesday it’s the weekly market in Capdepera). From Cala Ratjada to Font de sa Cala and further on passing the old talayotic ruins “Es Claper d’es Gegant” which has been very well preserved and is close tothe Canyamel golf Course you reach the road to the caves of Artà.
Claper des Gegant.- This prehistoric talayot which was studiedand researched in detail by the eminant French historian emile Cartailhac at the end of the last century is one of the best examples of this era. The talayotic village exist of the outer wall, many well preserved rooms with the wide walls and the big exterior in comparison the small interior. This historic site is very close to the Canyamel golf course.
Talayot Es Claper Des Gegant
In the summer months all the towns and villages on the island have celebrations for the patron saints but since a few years the council of Capdepera has a very special festival which is also a very important tourist event that is the “Mercado Mediaval” or the Medival Fair. It was first celebrated in 2000 as a part of the 700 year aniversary of the caputre Mallorca by Jaime I from the moors. During in may the Medival Fair is held. In 2006 it is from the 19TH to the 2ST. Capdepera is ideal for such a vent with ist old fortress, small streets and old houses. It is a must for all guest.
Saint Antony Feast
Making Llata in the castle
Capdepera photo market (Wednesday). Cala Rajada on the saturday.
Dolfinfish.- Another new feast is the coming of the “Mostra de la llampuga”or the coming of the llampuga. The llampuga (dolphinfish) is a fish that is very seasonaland come during September and November and the fisherman of Cala Ratjada are those who catch the most llampugas. Due to this in the last few years there is a celebration in Cala Ratjada’s port by the hotels, restaurants and fisherman to display the different dished made from this fish the llampuga. There is also music, dance and fireworks. If you are in September in Mallorca or Cala Ratjada don’t miss this unforgettable feast. The port is a short walk from Bellavista.
Culinary shows llampuga
Fiestas del Carmen.- The virgin Carmen is the patron Saint of the fisherman and for one week in july there is a celebration for her organised by the fisherman. With special musical events, gastronomical events, boat prossesion and a fireworks display.
Fiestas de Sant Roc y Sant Bartolomeu.- The festival of Saint Roc is on the 16th of august in Cala Ratjada in the “Plaza de los Pinos” with folk dances and musical groups. And on the 24th of august is the festival of Saint Bartolomeu in Capdepera which is agret opportunity for the guest to enjoy the night of fire (“Nit de Foc”). At the main square there are daily musical shows and other activities. In Cala Ratjada the water in the harbour is lit up and in Capdepera the fortress is illuminated.
Dentro del término municipal de Capdepera, junto a la carretera que va hasta el núcleo costero de Canyamel, se encuentra la Torre de Canyamel, una de las torres de defensa más destacadas de Mallorca por su antigüedad y estado de conservación. Se cree que su origen es musulmán aunque su desarrollo está vinculado a la época de la conquista de Mallorca por Jaume I (siglo XIII). La torre se construyó para vigilar la costa y servir de refugio y defensa a los pobladores del fértil valle de Canyamel, frente a las frecuentes incursiones de corsarios e invasores.
Tower of Canyamel
Tower of Canyamel.- On the road to Canyamel on the road side you find the Tower of Canyamel which was on of the defense towers and one of the oldest on the island. This tower was used as an observation tower to protect the fertile island of Canyamel from invaders.
Tower of Canyamel