Serra de Tramuntana
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Serra de Tramuntana

The Serra de Tramuntana in October


Economic activity in the Serra de Tramuntana


There is a broad diversity in the configuration of economic activity in the Serra de Tramuntana. In the inland areas you can find an activity, which, historically, has been very focused on the agricultural and forestry sector.


This is evident from the remains that permit the detection of natural resources having been exploited in almost all of the territory. The most outstanding among the remains are: the charcoal kilns (using wood from the forest), the lime pits (using limestone) or the terraces constructed from dry stone (use and creation of agricultural land).


The Serra, venue of the 11th meeting of Spain's Heritage managers


Held every year, this year the chosen venue for the meeting has been Mallorca and, especially, the Serra de Tramuntana. Over 60 people, who manage the country's 45 World Heritage Sites, will meet on our island for three days (18th to 20th October) to share experiences so that daily management can be improved


President Ensenyat said that "It is an honour that this event is being held in Mallorca, where we can meet different managers and share and discuss experiences. The slogan for these days is "Live heritage, heritage lived" and "we want to strengthen the promotion of the World Heritage as being alive, like the Sierra."


The Serra de Tramuntana village by village: Deià


People should get to know Deià by walking around its narrow streets, which layout began in the Middle Ages and during the Muslim rule. The Town Hall could be an option for starting the walk.


It is not the original building, as it was renovated during a second stage of construction; all that remains is the structure of the building and the renaissance columns that supported "es porxo" (the porch).


It was the Archduke Luis Salvador of Austria, who took the five columns to the Mirador de Sa Pedrissa, where they remain. To the right, going up the street "Des Porxo" we find the Joan Mas amphitheatre, which was built in the 1970s and dedicated to the writer from Deià. 


Ten video artists learn from Robert Cahen in the Serra de Tramuntana


How has the Serra de Tramuntana been transformed by the hand of man? What natural and cultural values does it have?


These have been some of the observations made by the participants in the "Artistic Missions in the Serra de Tramuntana" workshop held in a refuge in Deià during three days,


Selected by Es Baluard, the Contemporary Art Museum, and guided by Robert Cahen, the creative master and one of the most iconic motion film and video artists in the filming of landscapes, 10 artists have done analytical research while coexisting and contemplating the landscape.