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The village of s'Alqueria Blanca in Majorca

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S'Alqueria Blanca is an agricultural village in the south-east of the island of Majorca, this town of 1,100 inhabitants is part of the municipality of Santanyí in the County of Mid-day (Comarca de Migjorn). Before the development of tourism, the village lived mainly the culture of almond, grapes and carob, as well as the manufacture of tiles. And worship - - the main cultural venue is the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Consolation, which dominates the village.
EtymologyEtymology and toponymy
The name Alqueria Blanca means "white hamlet". Alqueria (alquería in Castilian Spanish) comes from the Arabic al-Qaria (القرية) which designated under the Moorish occupation, a small rural community located outside cities (Medina).

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ChapelThe Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation (Santuari de Nostra Senyora de la Consolació / Santuario de Nuestra Señora de la Consolación)
The Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation, highly revered by the inhabitants of the town of Santanyí is located atop a hill, Puig Gros, located 1 km west of S'Alqueria Blanca, and 4 km northeast of Santanyí. The Puig Gros is located at the southern end of the Serra de Llevant. The first Sunday of May (Dia del Santuari del Puig de Consolació) held a popular mass, in which are blessed fruits of the season.
The village of S'Alqueria Blanca in Mallorca - Puig Gros and the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Consolation - Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab)The village ALQUERIA Blanca in Majorca - The path up to the shrine of Our Lady of Consolation - Click to enlarge the imageThe village ALQUERIA Blanca in Majorca - The path up to the shrine of Our Lady of Consolation - Click to enlarge the image
The village ALQUERIA Blanca in Majorca - The portal of the shrine of Our Lady of Consolation - Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab)The terrace of the sanctuary, located 200 m above sea level, offers a magnificent view of the plains and the coast on a clear day you can see the archipelago of Cabrera.
The village ALQUERIA Blanca in Majorca - The terrace of the sanctuary of Our Lady of Consolation - Click to enlarge the imageThe village ALQUERIA Blanca in Majorca - The terrace of the sanctuary of Our Lady of Consolation - Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab)The village ALQUERIA Blanca in Majorca - The terrace of the sanctuary of Our Lady of Consolation - Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab)
The Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation dates from the fifteenth century.

The village ALQUERIA Blanca Majorca - The courtyard of the shrine of Our Lady of Consolation - Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab)

In the courtyard a plaque recalls that the Archduke Louis Savior visited the site and preserved some of the seventeenth century tiles adorning the well of the tank.

"L'Archidux va treure la mostra d'aquestes rajoles que està en relleu mig menjat al coll de la cisterna. La nostra pedra no vol esser trepitjada ni malmenada per cadenes de ferro.

Any del Senyor 1971, et de la plantada de pins… Déu les aferri. "

Crux fidelis, inter omnes arbor una nobilis.

Faithful Cross, above all others, and only noble tree.

(Excerpt from a sixth-century hymn, sung at matins.)

Bernat Vidal i Tomas.

The village of S'Alqueria Blanca in Mallorca - Tile in the courtyard of the shrine of Our Lady of Consolation - Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab)
The village ALQUERIA Blanca in Majorca - The porch of the sanctuary of Our Lady of Consolation - Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab)The village ALQUERIA Blanca in Majorca - The porch of the sanctuary of Our Lady of Consolation - Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab)The village ALQUERIA Blanca in Majorca - The porch of the sanctuary of Our Lady of Consolation - Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab)
The small chapel, with a single nave covered by a barrel vault houses a statue of the sixteenth century the "rain-maker" Virgin Mare de Déu de la Consolació.
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The village ALQUERIA Blanca in Majorca - The Chapel of Sanctuary of Our Lady of Consolation - Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab)The village of S'Alqueria Blanca in Mallorca - Plaque commemorating the chapel shrine of Our Lady of Consolation - Click to enlarge the imageThe village of S'Alqueria Blanca in Majorca - The porch of the sanctuary of Our Lady of Consolation - Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab)

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