A stroll around Caïmari26/07/2011
Mallorca's interior is riddled with little villages that have a unique magic. In Caïmari, the nature of the beautiful olive trees merges with the rural traditions of Mallorca's Es Raiguer area.
Caïmari seems from another time. It's a town that lives far from the noise and tensions of our modern lives.
Exploring Caïmari's worn-stone narrow streets on foot is a memorable experience. It's an opportunity to look back in time and see traces of Mallorca that seem lost to us today.
Places of interest sit among its streets, such as the Iglesia Vieja (Old Church), the Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepción (Church of the Immaculate Conception) and the village's majestic possessions. These are the typical rural Mallorcan buildings (fincas) that served as peasants' homes and which nowadays have small orchards.
As well as the peaceful beauty of its civil and religious buildings, Caïmari has some footpaths and routes that visitors should explore.
Caïmari is well known for its links with the olive tree, one of the symbols of Mediterranean culture. The paths around Caïmari, which link it to other nearby towns, are dotted with 100-year-old olive trees, with mature colouring and twisted shapes resulting from their long lives.
A great way to find out more about the natural legacy of the olive tree is to follow one of the routes from Caïmari to the equally beautiful villages of Binibona, Biniamar, Moscari or Ses Figueroles.
Monday is perhaps the best day to visit Caïmari. The weekly market is held from 9am to 1pm in Plaça Major, a cute place full of products produced by local farmers on their land.