1.1 Prehistoric Times
The remains that we have in present times are rather scarce and deteriorated as a result of the agricultural work on the land and also building, both public and private as well as natural erosion. According to the archaeological map done by the Ministry of Education and Culture, there are five deposits, two situated in the country estate of Masnou and the rest in Son Codillo, Son Pontiró and se Velar. Except for the findings and constructions conserved in Masnou, the others mentioned are only the presence of ceramics or pottery on the surface.
1.2 Antique History 3500 BC - 900 AD
The year 123 BC, the troops of Cecilius Metelus conquered the Balearic Islands and incorporated them into the Roman Republic. There is not much information available about Consell during the time of the Islamic domination (903-1229). It is known that there was a farmhouse belonging to al juz 'de Qanarusha, an administrative constituency that includes as well as Consell, the present districts of Alaró, Binissalem, Costitx, Lloseta, Santa Maria, Santa Eugenia and Sencelles.
1.3 The Middle Ages (IV - XV)
As far as the archaeological Muslim remains are concerned, in the country estate of Masnou there is still a system conserved for the collection of water made up of different constructive elements, such as a well, a "qanat", an irrigation ditch of a medieval fossil track and a washing place. At present these remains are the most important and relevant of the municipality. As far as the Christian conquest is concerned (1229-1232), it must be said that the troops from Catalonia and Aragon controlled the region of Consell, as they also did in the southern part of the Tramuntana Mountain Range, before the conquest of Palma de Mallorca, the 31st of December of the year 1229. Once the Christian domination of the island was consolidated, those who participated in the conquest, shared out the Mallorcan territory amongst themselves.
1.4 The Modern Age (XVIII - XX)
During the XIX century, Consell experimented a democratic and urban growth which made the social and economic transformations possible at the end of the century. The population increased from 825 inhabitants (1840), and 1.012 (1.860) and to 1.324 (1910). This demographic growth made the urban nucleus expand in a considerable way, basically as from the second half of the XIX .In spite of this, the population was affected between the years 1860 and 1910, by the demographic crises and by the large quantity of emigration, mainly to South America, which resulted in the agaric crises due to the collapse of the wine market and depression caused by the loss of the Spanish colonies.
The Civil War and the dictatorship of Franco put a stop to the important social and political dynamism of the Second Republic. Social and cultural life in the decades of the 40s and 50s were limited to sports (creation of the Club Deportivo Consell and the Club Ciclista Consell in 1940) and to the activities of the Parish. The four branches of Catholic Action (in girls, youths, men and women) basically, they fostered the theatre, formative action and the apostleship.
During the decade of the eighties a revitalization took place in local politics with respect to the apparition of divergent political tendencies. During the six democratic legislations, the village has been provided with basic infrastructures of a municipality, such as running water and electricity supply, a drainage system, the exploring and inquiry into the well of Son Palou, as well as the creation of a Cultural Centre and a Library.
2. Its place on the map
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3. Outstanding Features
The Town Hall is situated in the 'Plaza Mayor'. It is a practical, to the purpose, building which also has some traditional architectural points. In 1932, the architect Guillem Forteza Piña did the project as an 'Escuela Graduada (graduate school). It consists of a three storey building with twofold cover and the facade is covered with irregular sized stones. The church the 'Nuestra Señora de la Visitació' is, without doubt the most emblematic building of Consell. It can be found in the 'Plaza Mayor' and is representative of the artistic tendency of the transition period known as pre-modernism and it is characterised for introducing and combining modern elements into an historical building. It has the presence of a basilica privileged church of one nave only, with eight chapels four on each side. It has a compendious inscription and semi-circular apse.
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Consell has its own train station with connections to Palma, Inca and Manacor.
7. Golf Courses
The nearest installations to Consell towards the north for the playing of this noble sport are the Golf Pollensa and the Golf de Aucanada. In direction towards Bunyola, the Golf Son Termens.
8. Special Events
The festivities of Saint Bartolomé are the local festivities of the village, and are celebrated on the 24th of August . The origins of the festival dates back to the year 1720 when a big party was celebrated in Consell because the church had been ascended to the category of "vucaria in capite". There is also a fair held at night during these festivals of Saint Bartolomé. The fair of Consell is celebrated in the month of October, the first Sunday after Saint Lucas (18 of October). The local market is held on Thursdays in the 'Plaza Mayor' in the mornings, from eight o'clock until twelve o'clock. Every Sunday there is also in the industrial estate of the municipality the Market of the Encantos (charming things) where second hand objects are sold.
Consell is a very good place to live and it is well connected by road and rail. The north coast is only a 20 minute journey away where its residents can enjoy the sun and the beach of Puerto de Alcudia, Puerto Pollensa and Can Picafort.
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