Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Mallorca

Did you know Island of Mallorca and most parts of Spain were ruled by Muslims for 800 years?

The Muslims brought the orange trees to the island of Mallorca. Later when Christians took the island, they divided it between Knights who helped them win the war against Muslims. Some knights kept the lands but most sold them.
The farm house in this photo where I am staying belonged to a family that purchased the land over 750 years ago from a family of a knight.
In 750 years, this agroturismo farm house and the land were passed to the first born son of the family. Only once in 750 years the family had no son, so it was passed to a daughter.
This is history. I get goosebumps everytime I touch the wall of this house. There is so much history here.

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