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Majorca (Mallorca), Spain

About Majorca:

An island in the Mediterranean, Majorca (Mallorca) is part of Spain and is the largest island of the Balearic Islands…an archipelago with four major islands (Majorca, Ibiza, Menorca, Formentera) and several minor ones . Majorca is known for its’ beach resorts, sheltered coves, citrus plantations, limestone mountains and Roman and Moorish remains. You will find it spelled two ways:  Mallorca in Spanish and Majorca in English….we will use the latter for this website.

Due to its location and natural beauty, it is a popular vacation destination for many Europeans. This popularity has, unfortunately, led to over-crowding and instances of roudy behavior amongst tourists, which is sparking a backlash from locals.  Still, it is a wonderful place to visit and the situation has begun to improve.

There is also a rich Catholic history here in Majorca

A notable birth on the island was that of Junipero Serra in 1713.  It was Father Junipero Serra who was responsible for founding 8 of the 21 Spanish missions throughout California, at that time under Spanish control (California did not become a state until 1850).

Catholic places of interest in Majorca:

City of Palma (Palma de Mallorca): Santa Maria de Mallorca Cathedral & other churches

 

Traveling to Majorca, Spain:

There are various domestic and international flights to the island’s airport. Alternatively, you can reach Mallorca by ferry from Barcelona or Valencia in mainland Spain.

There are also several cruise lines that make Majorca a port-of-call through the cruise port of Palma de Majorca.

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