Situated on the Spanish Island of Mallorca, Fort Concas is today a unique Private Village, consisting of sixteen houses - or units - nestled half way between the villages of Galilea and Puigpunyent - fifteen kilometres from the capital, Palma. It was originally a typical Mallorcan Finca, or very large house and farm with a history going back 800 years.
When King Jaime of Aragon conquered Mallorca in 1229 from the Moors, he carved up the island in true fuedal fashion, amongst his fourteen Generals, keeping the better half for himself. Over the centuries these properties have been split up and divided. Today, there are hundreds Of these large houses on the island. In fact within 5 kilometre radius of Concas there are no less than six of these huge dwellings.
Concas is unique because it is the only large country house that has been converted into seperate units on the island. Others have been turned into tourist attractions, barbecues and restaurants, and some are still private houses for the wealthy.
Fort Concas. Concas, or Conques, has been its name since 1700. Concas probably comes from the fruit of the horse chestnut trees in the valley of Puigpunyent. We added the Fort part because it still has the original fortifications dating back 800 years, built by the Moors, and also because we worked and fought so hard financially to retain and convert it. At Fort Concas, the land is rocky and poor, with little water, so it has changed hands many times.
The house had ist own, enormous, kiln like, breadoven, and cheeses were made from its own herd of goats and sheep. There was a Blacksmith's Forge and olives were pressed in the "Tafona" (olive press) eight months of the year.
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