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Lots of people like to absorbs facts and interesting tip bits and share them with uninterested friends and family. If this is you, you have come to the right place. Prepare to arm yourself with four amazing facts about Majorca that no one else in the world knows, or at least has bothered to learn. With these facts in your head, you’ll feel compelled to experience holidays in Majorca for yourself.
Palma Cathedral took 372 years to build
Builders often get a rough deal. They are accused of spending half of their time drinking sugar ridden tea, making the job they are doing take twice as long as it should. But at least your extension does not take around 372 years to build, which is how long it took to complete La Seu, the cathedral found in the Majorca capital city of Palma. Construction began in 1229 and a mere 372 years later in 1601 it was finally finished!
The tap water is safe to drink
No matter how old you are, whether you have been aboard 100 times or once, the advice you are given is to not drink water out of the tap. Spain is no different and in most cases, this advice is well founded. But guess what? That’s right, in Majorca, the water is safe to drink out of the tap. However, nobody does, as it tastes pretty foul. So stick to bottled water. I bet you are glad you know this now, aren’t you? Amazing stuff.
Half the population lives in Palma
It is not entirely unusual for the capital city to have the biggest concentration of people. However Palma, the capital and biggest city in Majorca, actually is home to over half of the entire island’s population. Aside from this city, most other places are small towns and purpose built resorts for holidaymakers. With around 400,000 of the islands 800,000 permanent citizens living in the big smoke, it is the most buzzing place to be on the island and perfect for very cheap holidays!
Disappearing sand in Es Trenc
Sand can get everywhere. It can infiltrate your sandals, your clothes, your hair – literally everywhere. For these reasons, sand on the hugely popular Es Trenc beach actually has to be replaced from time to time because so much of it disappears off the beach each year! It is estimated that annually 25 tonnes of sand is lost, never to return, only to end up on the floor of your villa or hotel or, even worse, in your bed…
Does your face hurt form all that face-slapping? Mine certainly does. If you have any other Majorca facts that you want to share, leave your comments and suggestions below.
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Ricky is a keen traveller and writer who shares a passion for both. Ricky has travelled extensively, visiting various countries in Europe and South East Asia along with Australia, New Zealand and the USA. Ricky is a resident blogger for travel specialists Beat the Brochure, and in his spare time enjoys playing football and following Chelsea FC. Google Visit his Google + page for more information.