Algaida is a handsome rural town made from Mallorca’s celebrated sandstone, complete with vibrant green shutters, narrow streets and a central square dominated by a pretty 15th-century church.
The small town of Algaida is set within the lowlands of the small hills located halfway between Palma and Manacor, just off the road that connects the two. The old windmills scattered in and around the town dominate the landscape, and are the first thing that spring to mind when you hear the town's name. Away from the tourist trail, Algaida welcomes just a small number of tourists year-round in comparison to the island's huge resorts. It is one of the best spots on the island to soak up some authentic Mallorcan culture especially if in search of some good quality local cuisine. There are six small mountains in the municipality, the highest being Puig de Randa, at 543-metres, which hosts Sanctuari de Cura, a place where historic philosopher and writer Ramon Lluc spent some time.
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