Consell

A Consell, el dimoni no hi va trobar remei.

Consell played an important role in Mallorca’s Roman history, as it stood on one of the
busiest roads on the island. The high officials of the Roman military (consiliari) probably
met at Son Braó, where Roman remains have been found. The name probably comes
from the Latin consilium or concilium, which means meeting or council.
The vine, the olive and cereals were introduced by the Romans and also cultivated during
the Islamic occupation. Vineyards and cereal crops continued to dominate the land from
the 14th to the end of the 19th century, when almond tree plantations became very important.
Consell is at the point where the mountains meet the plain, where vine cultivation
and winemaking have become very important.
Don’t miss “es rastro”, the Sunday second-hand market, and the “Es Camp Mallorquí”
farm shop. You will also find craftsmen making knives and esparto grass espadrilles.

Consell
Places of Interest
Places of Interest

Ca Sa Metgessa
This is an important building in the history of Consell, as it was here that the first town council meeting was held after the municipality separated from Alaró.

Parish Church of Nostra Senyora de Visitació
Plaça Major, 1
A Neoclassical-style building with a rectangular ground plan. It has an exquisite altarpiece dedicated to St Bartolomé.

Finca Masnou
An Islamic period archaeological site.
Ctra. Consell-Sta. Maria del Camí.

Camí de Muntanya
This is one of the oldest and most important streets in Consell. It was the route o the seasonal migration to new pastures until the mid-20th century and followed the road from the country hamlet of Ses Alqueries. Here we find some of the town’s oldest buildings, all of them linked to winemaking. Those that stand out include Les Cases de Son Fiol, Cal Senyor Joan or Ses Senyores Planes, Can Ribas
and Cases de Son Pontiró.
We also find here the Sa Tanca dels Oms
well, where the animals that passed along
this way were watered.

Gastronomy
Gastronomy

El tradicional plat de sopes mallorquines es pot degustar en els restaurants del poble. És una recepta que té com a protagonista el pa mallorquí, tallat molt prim, i les verdures del temps acompanyades de ceba, tomàtiga, pebre, patates, alls, julivert, oli, etc. S’alternen les capes de pa banyat amb brou amb les verdures, han de quedar espesses ja que és un plat de forqueta.

Singularities
Singularities

Don’t miss a visit to the “Es Camp Mallorquí” farm shop, dedicated to almonds and carobs.
The “broken bridge” is a stone bridge that crosses the Solleric torrent near the municipal boundary with Alaró. There is a leisure area with benches and tables where the people of Consell make “bread with charity” on the Day of the Angel.
Trinxeter Eugeni is an artisan’s workshop making knives and other cutting tools. It is one of the oldest workshops on the island.
One of Mallorca’s last espadrille-makers is in Consell, next to the chemist’s. It is Ca’n Parets, where they still make the traditional esparto grass espadrilles.
The town’s most famous dish is the camaiot conseller, a type of sobrassada (Mallorcan sausage spread) stuffed in a camaiot (black sausage) that can be preserved until the summer. You can find it at Cas Torrer (Palma–Alcúdia road).

Excursions
Excursions

There are two completely different areas within the municipal boundaries of Consell:

the area between the Camí de Muntanya and the Camí de Muro, mainly occupied by large fields of summer cereals and the most important Mediterranean crops of carobs, almonds, vines, olives, and even the remains of ancient fig tree plantations. Alongside the Camí de Muro there are vineyards and fine panoramic views of the town and the Tramuntana Mountains.

the area between the Camí de Muntanya and the Camí del Raiguer, on the other hand, has steeper slopes, smaller plots of land, is rockier and mainly produces nuts.

Markets, Fairs and Festivals
Markets, Fairs and Festivals

The weekly market is on Thursdays in the Plaça Major (main square), but another interesting event in Consell is “l’Encant”, or “es rastro” as the locals call it, a flea market held on Sunday mornings, where you can find an infinite variety of antiques and second-hand items.
The Fira de Tardor (Autumn Fair) is held in October and the Wine Fair is on the first Sunday after St Luke’s Day.
The patron saint of Consell is Saint Bartholomew (24 August). Different cultural and musical activities are organised, including the Amateur Theatre Competition and the Cós, traditional races with a prize for the winner.
Of the rest of the annual festivities, we have to mention St Anthony’s Day on 17 January. In the morning the traditional blessing of the animals is carried out in the Plaça Major and in the evening there is a procession of carriages around the town and a bonfire.

Restaurants
Restaurants
  • Cas Torrer
    Polígon de Consell
    Tel. 971 622280
    www.castorrer.telefonica.es
  • Es Raiguer
    Avinguda des Raiguer. Poligon de Consell
    971 622417
  • Es Rustic Restaurant i Cafe
    Carrer del Rector Nadal Munar, 17
    971 142020
  • S Uficina
    Son Corcó, 1
    Tel. 971 14 24 79
Rural hotels
Rural hotels
  • Hotel rural Sa Cabana
    www.hotelsacabana.com
Map
Map Consell

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