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lloseta

Lloseta

History

Antique History 3500 BC - 900 AD

The first remains of human occupation in Lloseta, the same as in many other municipalities of the island, are from the Pre-Talaiotic and Talaioic period. Thanks to the campaigns of excavation which took place during the 1960 decade, today we are able to talk with more precision about our first ancestors. In Lloseta there are five beds, four of which are burial caves and a fortified enclosure. The information about the Roman Age of Lloseta is almost non-existent. As well as the possible etymological origin of the place name, defended by some historians, only some casual findings have left signs of the Roman presence in this area. If the historical references now are limited of the Roman Age, then we must point out their inexistence, or at least the present ignorance that we have, about the V to the X centuries. We know nothing about the passage of the Vandals and Byzantines, confirming the expression the 'dark years' so often attributed to the history of Mallorca.

The Middle Ages (IV - XV)

Not much more encouraging is the Muslim presence which lasted almost two centuries on our island .We only know is that Lloseta was in the administrative district of Canarossa (which also included the municipalities of Binissalem, Sencelles, Costitx, Alaró, Santa Eugenia, Consell and Santa Maria) and with the present survival of some place names that remind us of the presence of this settlement, such as, Morull ot the Cueva des Moros (cave of the Moors).

From the Renaissance to the Age of Enlightenment (XVI - XVIII)

From the social-economical point of view, the XVI century inaugurated the Modern Age of the cadastres, thanks to which we know the social economic reality of the Mallorcan villages. Of the cadastre of the year 1578, we know that in Lloseta and Aiamans, there were three 'possessions' (estates), Lloseta, Son Pelai and s’Estorell, a stable, property of Lluís Togores and eighty properties of homes and lands.

The Modern Age (XIX – XX)

The last decades of the XX century have seen a deep transformation in the municipality. In the demographic area, immigration has resulted in a constant growth of the population, which at present surpasses the number of 4.500 inhabitants. This demographic increase has provoked a consequent process of urbanization, which in the last twenty years has completely change the appearance of the old lands of Son Togores, ses Flexes, etc. Blocks of flats have appeared where there used to be almond and fig trees and this is what has given the town the aspect of a modern municipality that it has at present.

Geography

Half of the territory of Lloseta is on flat land and the other half is situated in the Tramuntana, Mountain Range.

Outstanding Features

Some of the monuments that are well worth while visiting are the Hermit "la Ermita des Cocó" and the Palacio de Ayamans. The 'telas de Lenguas' which is a typical hand dyed fabric and the pottery are craft activities that can be found there. Confectionery and pastries are also an important part of the craft activities that can be found there. One of the outstanding confectionery shops is the Cardenal.


Economy

Traditionally a mining village, Lloseta nowadays has the cement factory Portland inaugurated in the year 1966 which uses Jurassic calcareous deposits. This mining activity has made a big impact on the local economy. Until the year 1973 the lignite mines of sa Trullola, Sant Tomàs and Can Ramis were fully working. The shoe industry also has its importance since the 70s with names like Bestard and Alcover.


Transport

Lloseta has its own train station and bus service.

Golf Courses

The nearest installations to Inca for the practice of this noble sport are the Golf Pollensa and the Golf de Aucanada.

Special Events

Lloseta has two of its own religious festivals. The most important is celebrated on the 8th of September; it is that of the La Mare de Déu de Lloseta (Madre de Dios de Lloseta), the patron saint of the municipality. The main part consists in the religious ceremony which takes place in the morning in the local parish church, with the attendance of the local authorities. The change that has taken place in recent years has meant an extension of activities, both in the area of sport and culture, during the previous week. The other festivity is the celebration of del Cocó , which is the first Wednesday after Easter. This celebration is the continuation on the antique tradition in which all the people of the town worshipped the 'Mare de Déu' (Mother of God) in the oratory built on the antique estate of Son Ramon and the rich people gave bread (pan) to the poor (pancaritat). This day the political and ecclesiastic authorities start the festivity with a walk from the parish church to the oratory, where the church celebration takes place. During the whole day, in the Avenue of the 'Cocó' the different stands of fairs can be found.

Lloseta celebrates a weekly market every Saturday in the square known as the 'Plaza de España'. The market sells a variety of products but mainly products for alimentation. At the end of the spring, there is a shoe/footwear Fair.

Impressions

Half of the territory on which Lloseta stands is on the flat ground, while the other half is in the Tramuntana Mountain Range. It is very near Palma and has a wide range of services for its inhabitants. Lloseta is a part of Mallorca where it is very easy to live and live with the town's people.

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