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Costitx

Costix, small interior town where the astronomical center of Mallorca located next to the town stands out.

The municipality of Muro is in the centre of Mallorca. Besides its main town, which gives its name to the municipality, are two other smaller communities: Ruberts and Jornets. Here there are 1,150 residents plus of course the comings and goings of the tourists and trade travellers.

This town maintains its culture, traditions, and its local stone architecture. The town's centre is filled with charm, the most appealing edifice the Town Hall, known here as the Ayuntamiento. You will enjoy also the architectural allure and magnificence of the Church of Mare de Deu de Muro and the attractive church square.

Here is waiting discovery the Son Corro talayótico sanctuary. Here, were discovered bronze heads of bulls known as caps de bou. These are currently preserved in Madrid's National Archaeological Museum. Dating from 500 - 200 BC these relics are the identifying symbols of the town. Here was a place where the cult of the bull dominated the spiritual lives of those far distant ancestors of ours. At Costix there are to be seen exact representations of these bronzes.

The Astronomical Observatory of Mallorca is located in this town. This is on account of the low light intensity in the nocturnal hours. The observatory allows those who take advantage of the facility to peruse the splendours of the universe. Here also is one of the foremost collections of meteorites to be seen in Europe. The observatory is open to the public throughout the year.

The economy of this town is mainly agricultural and livestock based and there is very little industry. It is a grape growing and cereal harvesting region. Here there is also a strong tradition of hunting, mainly of the various species of wild birds.

The main events are to be experienced in Costix; The weekly market takes place every Saturday and can be accessed at the front of the church. The vibrant and colourful Flower Fair that takes place on May 1 is a sight to be seen and experienced. Much the same can be said for the Fair of Sant Antoni which is held each year on January 17. In early September there are the festivities of the Mare de Deu de Muro.

How to arrive:

From Palma or the airport locate and head for the island centre signposted Inca. From this town you will follow the Ma-3240 road towards Manacor situated 7 km distant. As you approach you will see the turn-off for you to take the road to the village of Muro.


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