Festes de Sant Roc a Alaró 2017
Runs for the first two weeks of August
The highlight is the Correfoc on the 16th August
Guillem Balboa Buika
Planning, Economic Development and Trade Fairs
Aina Munar Isern
Antònia Martorell Vanrell
Social Services, Health and Market
Aina Sastre Bestard
Culture, Equality and Cooperation
Jordi Amengual Far
Maintenance and General Services
Laura Perelló Rigo
Education and Youth
Roger Anthony Andrews
Sports and Participation
PHONE / EMAIL DIRECTORY FOR UTILITIES ALARÓ
Utilites Services & Facilities
CAMP SON TUGORES
PHONE: 971518757 (ext. 2)
PHONE: 971510000 (ext. 5)
LIBRARY JOAN ROSSELLÓ FORTEZA
PHONE: 971518757 (ext. 1)
SCHOOL CHILDREN FIRST CYCLE
COURTS (Paddle & Tennis)
PHONE: 971510000 (ext. 4)
CASTLE INN ALARÓ
WATER SERVICE (HIDROBAL)
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Businesses in Alaro
Change over of Alaro Mayors
Published on 17.06.2017
To see Article from Diario de Mallorca using Google Translate clickon Headline below
Domestic Rubbish Collection
Enforced from 20.04.2017
Official Translation of the new procedures to be adopted in Alaró for the collection and disposal of domestic waste, which became effective as of the 20th April 2017
See the Downloadable .pdf Here
Has its origins in the Muslim farmstead Oloron. The documented history begins in the s. XIII, from the conquest of Mallorca, and revolves around his castle. During the occupation Catalan Kingdom of Majorca, resisted in the Castle of Alaro.
Guillem Cabrit and Guillem Bassa, that after capture, were sentenced by King Alfons roasted over hot coals to die, as indicated by the name of one of the defenders of the castle, which had no resistance during the acknowledged king of the Kingdom of Mallorca Alfons invader.
With regard to agriculture, it is worth to note that the extension of the municipality is primarily forest (pine, oak ...). For crops, provided by extension, the most important are (in this order): olive, almond, carob and fig trees. It should be added that agriculture is predominantly rainfed. Livestock is also important in Alaro, emphasizes also in this order: herd sheep, pigs, and one might. It must be added the presence of a poultry farm for the production of eggs for sale.
As for the fiestas, they are commemorated annually in honor of the Patron of the town, San Roc; his feast day is August 16. Along with San Roc, are co-patrons of Alaró Sant Antoni and Sant Sebastia. But they also celebrate other holidays such as Sant Pere (held in the trendy Los d'Amunts) and Sant Antoni (with bonfires and blessed). Finally, in this section indicate that there are celebrations during the Christmas and Easter, when processions are especially prominent in the Palm Sunday, Thursday and Friday, and traditionally found occurring at 8 am on the day of Easter, and after which it is customary to eat Easter mallorquí frit, with pies and robiols in celebration of the Resurrection of Christ.
Also noteworthy pilgrimage twice a year to make the inhabitants of Alaro Castle to celebrate Mass near the Mare de Deu del Refugio (one, the Sunday after Easter and again in September).
One of the most important economic activities in Alaro has been, and still somehow (despite the crisis), the footwear industry, which in its moments of glory came to keep active for more than 30 factories and 2,000 people .
Would also be important lignite mines, now closed, and that its last phase belonged to GESA
The municipal town of is situated on the southern slopes of the Sierra de Tramuntana Mountain range, in the district of Raiguer, approximately 30km, or 18 miles, north west of the capital and the
Overall, the municipal district of Alaro covers an area of around 46km2, and figures taken from Google indicate the resident population in 2016 was 5,282.
Location of Alaró Town Hall & The Mayor's Offices