LLOSETA
Gateways to the Tramuntana mountains

Lloseta’s first settlers were forced to occupy Es Morull and Es Pujant, the rocky slopes of Puig de Lloseta peak, because the lowlands were owned by the nobility. With the passing of the centuries, the hamlets that had grown up around Aiamans, Sa Trullola and Son Beltran estate houses, on the old road from the capital to Alaró and Pollença, finally merged. With the decline of the nobility, in 1913 Son Tugores estate was sold and built on. The valleys of S’Estorell and Almadrà, which are crossed by former livestock routes to higher areas of the Tramuntana mountains, still contain signs of their ancient prehistoric and Islamic settlers

Carrer Major

Calle Major (Vicenç Sastre)

The town

Cocó Oratory (1) stands on the Lloseta road from Binissalem and Es Pla. It was built in the 19th century on the site of a cave where, according to legend, a statue of the Virgin Mary was discovered. In Sa Trullola (2), part of a lignite mine has been restored that operated between 1936 and 1950.

In the town itself, alongside houses built in early 20th century “Noucentista” style, like Can Polla (Can Fuster), examples of traditional architecture can be found, from the stateliest buildings to the most commonplace. Aiamans Palace (3) is one good example of the former. This old estate house, which belonged to Son Tugores and has now been declared an item of cultural interest, was owned by the Count and Countess of Lloseta. Examples of simpler, more common architecture can be found in streets and alleys like Carrer Major, Carrer des Sol and Carrer des Morull (4). Other houses worthy of mention include Ca s’Hereu, Can Bosquet and Son Pelai in the Aiamans neighbourhood (5).

Església i Palau d'Aiamans

Iglesia y Palacio d’Aiamans (M. A. Escanelles)

Camino de Almadrà y el Castellot en la posesión del FilicomísCamí d’Almadrà

If you take the cemetery road out of Lloseta, from Aiamans, the road of the same name follows the torrent to S’Estorell Vell estate house. Together with Galatzó estate, S’Estorell Vell symbolizes the power wielded in the 17th century by the Fuster family, who were related to the Count and Countess of Aiamans and Count and Countess of Formiguera. The legendary, ambitious, blood-thirsty Evil Count of Formiguera died without an heir and his properties were divided up after a long legal battle (over fiduciary rights).

If you travel along the Alaró road (the Ma-2110) and then Carretera d’Almadrà, which runs alongside the torrent, you reach Filicomís estate, also known as S’Estorell Nou (1). Crowning a nearby hill is Es Castellot (2), a Talayotic fort dating back over three thousand years. Its strategically situated defensive wall, made of huge blocks of stone, has a 180-metre perimeter. 

Murada des Castellot

Murada des Castellot (Vicenç Sastre)

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Map

Routes and places of interest

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Murada des Castellot
Lloseta: Camí d’Almadrà and Es Castellot in Filicomís estate If you take the cemetery road out of Lloseta, from Aiamans, the road of the same name follows the torrent to S’Estorell Vell estate house. See Route
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Església i Palau d'Aiamans
Lloseta: The town Cocó Oratory (1) stands on the Lloseta road from Binissalem and Es Pla. See Route