The Rotes de Caimari


Description

The Rotes de Caimari are located in the Selva township, between 180 and 475 metres above sea level. They are delimited by the Ses Mosqueres torrent, and the Puig de sa Creu and Puig d’en Escuder peaks. Thanks to its location near the Camino Viejo de Lluc — the traditional access route to the Lluc monastery — and the main road from Caimari to Lluc, it is often frequented by locals and tourists alike. It is one of the best-known terraced areas on the island of Mallorca.

All in all, it covers an area of 35.7 hectares, divided into 28 properties and is mainly used for olive cultivation. You can also find some almond and carob trees; they are more common in the lower-lying areas.

The marges, the walls, the houses and the channelled torrents take up nearly the entire area and they shape a beautiful landscape of great ethnological value, a landscape that is the result of work undertaken when this part of the region was divided from Caimari and established between the years 1837 and 1852.

Because of its patrimonial value that Rotes de Caimari were declared an asset of cultural value (BIC) in 2009, in the category for places of ethnological interest.