• Ethnographic, scientific and technical knowledge Ethnographic, scientific and technical knowledge

    In 1869 Archduke Ludwig Salvator of Habsburg-Lorraine and Bourbon of Austria (Florence, 1847 - Prague, 1915) arrived in Mallorca, becoming known locally as s´Arxiduc. He was so captivated by the beauty of the north coast that in 1872 he purchased Miramar and gradually acquired most of the estates located between Valldemossa and Deià. He had the spirit of a traveller and a scientist, and was a great nature lover too, building paths and vantage points on these estates. Over the follo [...]

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The way in which each society inhabits a region, works the land, recalls it, is familiar with it, represents it and narrates it offers an insight into that community´s emotional perception of the landscape. The Tramuntana area is singularly rich in cultural expression, evoking an extensive, complex past. Likewise, it is also rich in contemporary artistic, pictorial and literary expression, reflecting its landscape values and defining the singularity of local lifestyles that are inseparable from the landscape. Also, the Tramuntana area´s numerous legends and tales constitute a synthesis of popular wisdom as well as reflecting the character of its people: a highly valuable intangible source of heritage that offers the keys to deciphering a unique, ancient culture.