Deluge. 1403

DELUGE. 1403

DELUGE. 1403

We will rebuild a part of our heritage gone forever as well as we will analyze the causes of such a natural disaster

We will rebuild a part of our heritage gone forever as well as we will analyze the causes of such a natural disaster

3 hours

Up to 10

Walking tour

Accessible

Description

Before the 17th century there was a natural torrent running through Palma’s downtown. Its name was Sa Riera. It split the town in two and determined Palma’s urban planning for centuries. Then, in 1403, the most terrifying catastrophe in the Balearic Islands’ History took place: the torrent overflew, making half of the capital collapse and killing a quarter of its total population.

Itinerary

We will follow the former Sa Riera’s natural course from the point it entered the city, at La Rambla’s promenade, until Parc de la Mar, where the torrent’s mouth was located. We will reproduce with plenty of details how the most terrible catastrophe in the archipelago happened. We will also rebuild the medieval town destroyed by the rushing water and you will be amazed on how Palma looked like in the 15th century.

Description

Before the 17th century there was a natural torrent running through Palma’s downtown. Its name was Sa Riera. It split the town in two and determined Palma’s urban planning for centuries. Then, in 1403, the most terrifying catastrophe in the Balearic Islands’ History took place: the torrent overflew, making half of the capital collapse and killing a quarter of its total population.

Itinerary

We will follow the former Sa Riera’s natural course from the point it entered the city, at La Rambla’s promenade, until Parc de la Mar, where the torrent’s mouth was located. We will reproduce with plenty of details how the most terrible catastrophe in the archipelago happened. We will also rebuild the medieval town destroyed by the rushing water and you will be amazed on how Palma looked like in the 15th century.

What to know

» The lenght of the tour is 3 hours.

» Up to 10 participants

» This is a walking tour.

» This is a private and historical tour.

» It is a family and weelchair friendly tour.

Languages

» English, Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan.

Important

» Please, remember to inform Mallorca Cultural Tours in case there are members in the group that use a wheelchair. If you use a wheelchair you must be able to get in and out of the car. 

Meeting point

» Either your hotel, as long as it is located in Palma’s Old Quarter, or Parc de la Mar if you come by cruise ship. The port is not a meeting location for this tour.

You need to take the shuttle bus from the cruise ship to the city center. There are several bus companies that offer the shuttle service; you will find them inmediately as you debark. The buses that offer this service have a board on the windshield that says “shuttle” alongside the name of your cruiseship. The shuttle bus leaves you next to a breakwater called Escollera. Once you get off the bus, you walk towards the Cathedral (the Cathedral is really huge and it will be in front of you as you get off the shuttle, so there is no way you miss it). Then, you cross the motorway by the pedestrian light and… this is it! The esplanade with an artificial lake you will see before you is Parc de la Mar. You will see your tour guide holding either a tablet or a clipboard with your name on it.

What’s included

» Guiding services delivered by a local and licensed tour guide.

What’s not included

» Personal expenses like drinks, meals or
souvenirs.

What to know

» The lenght of the tour is 3 hours.

» Up to 10 participants

» This is a walking tour.

» This is a private and historical tour.

» It is a family and weelchair friendly tour.

Important

» Please, remember to inform Mallorca Cultural Tours in case there are members in the group that use a wheelchair. If you use a wheelchair you must be able to get in and out of the car. 

Meeting point

» Either your hotel, as long as it is located in Palma’s Old Quarter, or Parc de la Mar if you come by cruise ship. The port is not a meeting location for this tour.

You need to take the shuttle bus from the cruise ship to the city center. There are several bus companies that offer the shuttle service; you will find them inmediately as you debark. The buses that offer this service have a board on the windshield that says “shuttle” alongside the name of your cruiseship. The shuttle bus leaves you next to a breakwater called Escollera. Once you get off the bus, you walk towards the Cathedral (the Cathedral is really huge and it will be in front of you as you get off the shuttle, so there is no way you miss it). Then, you cross the motorway by the pedestrian light and… this is it! The esplanade with an artificial lake you will see before you is Parc de la Mar. You will see your tour guide holding either a tablet or a clipboard with your name on it.

What’s included

» Guiding services delivered by a local and licensed tour guide.

What’s not included

» Personal expenses like drinks, meals or
souvenirs.

Languages

» English, Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan.

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