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Galilea

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Galilea
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Galilea is a small village in the Puigpunyent municipality situated at 500 metres of altitude, on the south slope of the mythical Galatzˇ mountain. The centre is formed by traditional houses established round the Immaculada Concepciˇ church, build in 1810. Next to the church there is a square with a bar restaurant, meeting point for the neighbours and frequented by tourists and travellers that visit the area. The square is also the activity centre during the patron saint fiestas, that are celebrated on September 8.

Galilea is a priviliged place, away from the stress of the modern life, with a spectacular view over the CalviÓ coast, peaceful stone streets, and fresh mountain air. The village communicates with Palma via Puigpunyent, the nearest town, four kilometres away. There is another way to reach Galilea, from the West, following the local road that connects this village with Es CapdellÓ, through extraordinarily attractive virgin forests.

Galilea has nowadays some 200 inhabitants, including many foreigners who have chosen this singular site in the Serra de Tramuntana as their home. Amongst the foreign residents that live in the village there are some well know artists, such as the couple made of by John Ulbricht and Angela Von Neumann, who settled in Galilea in the end of the 50's.

 
Last update: 22/10/2004

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