Palma, Spain

The Overflowing of Sa Riera

with Albert

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Before the 17th century there was a natural water stream running through Palma's downtown. Its name was Sa Riera. It split the town in two and determined Palma's urban planning for centuries. Then, in 1403, the most terrifying catastrophe in the Balearic Islands' History took place: the stream overflew, making half of the capital collapse and killing a quarter of its total population.

Join me at this tour and we will rebuild a part of our heritage gone forever as well as we will analyze the causes of such a natural disaster.

We will follow the former Sa Riera's natural course from the beginning, at La Rambla's promenade, until Parc de la Mar, where the torrent's mouth was located. We will reproduce with plenty of details how the most terrible catastrophe in the archipelago happened. Likewise, we will rebuild the entire medieval town destroyed by the rushing water and you will be amazed about the way Palma looked like in the 15th century.

At the end of the tour, you will be able to taste some typical Majorcan food and wine in a local restaurant.

• Food and beverages are not included.

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Hey, my name is Albert! I am a Bachelor's Degree holder in History and I have been working as a Licensed Tourist Guide for more than two years. I do historical tours around Mallorca and, specially, in its capital: Palma. Since I was a kid my passion has always been History. I am very enthusiastic for Palma because I think my city holds one of the most important monumental sets in Europe: Palma's old town. That's why I'm trying really hard that what I actually love in life be seen by everybody as true profession, not only a hobby. I am proud to say I am getting it so far. History is my life and what I do best is bringing people back to the past through our wonderful heritage. If you ever thought history was a boring thing, I'll be glad to prove that you couldn't be more wrong. I encourage you to join me and you will realize how thrilling is knowing what happenned centuries ago on the very same streets we are walking by today. Full profile Leave a Review

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