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The village of Peguera (or Paguera) in Majorca

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Paguera is a seaside resort in the south-west of the island of Mallorca, Paguera is part of the municipality of Calvia. The resort has three beaches: La Romana, Tora and Palmira.

The population of the station is about 4000 people, including many German residents (the resort organizes its own Oktoberfest in Munich like that…). Tourists are also 90% German.

EtymologyEtymology and toponymy
The name of Paguera come from "forn de brea" oven tar, because the area of tar produced from the resin of pine trees. Pitch (pega, glue, in Catalan) was produced from pine pieces cooked in small stone ovens.

Peguera is also called locally "Paguera".

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Paguera is located about 24 kilometers from the center of Palma de Mallorca.

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HistoryHistory
In 1343 Peter IV of Aragon landed on the coast of Paguera to reconquer the island of Majorca hands Jaume III.

Turkish corsair Barbarossa and Dragut were conducting frequent raids in the area known as Cala Fornells, where they captured the inhabitants, who were enslaved and later sold on the markets of Algiers area.

LiteratureLiterature
The village of Paguera Mallorca - Former Villa Ca Na Tacha Rudolf Valentino (author Aisano). Click to enlarge the image.Peguera was the location for many films, the best known is "Evil Under the Sun" (Evil Under the Sun) by Guy Hamilton, with Peter Ustinov in the role of Hercule Poirot, the hero of the novels of Agatha Christie. Scenes from the movie were filmed in Cala del Monjo in a finca named S'Estaca, now demolished, representing the Hotel Daphne film. Other scenes were filmed at the finca Raixa to Bunyola.

Close by, in Cala Fornells, was the villa belonging to the actor Rodolfo (Rudolf) Valentino, this villa named Ca na Tacha, the name of the second wife of Valentino, "Natacha Rambova" from his stage name, is still visible in Cala Fornells.

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