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|Wednesday, 19 September 2007 08:44|
The ravine of Algendar is the most important geographical accident in the plateau miocénica of the south of Menorca, of great natural beauty and landscape.
This ravine forms the limit between the municipal terms of Ferreries and Ciutadella.
From Ferreries it can visit one another following the general highway and taking the second deviation for the left goes into to a local road that allows the step to the vehicles until the same mouth of the ravine. The trip has to continue walking then.
The abundance of water and the special configuration orográfica, to receipt of the strong winds of tramontana so characteristic in the winter time make the lands of the very capable ravine for the cultivation of fruits and vegetables. They are famous their oranges.
The wealth of the fauna and the flora of Algendar have configured this territory like a natural reservation of great ecological value and they have sensitized the population about the necessity of avoiding projects of urbanizations that would put an end to the natural habitat of some protected species of animals that you/they walk between their rocks and sharp cliffs.
Crossing the ravine you arrives to Cala Galdana's beach, although the gradual abandonment of the agricultural activity has caused the intransitabilidad of the last tract of the road. A stream of fresh and crystalline water crosses the hollow, it picks up the pluvial waters of the adjacent hillsides until ending in the river of the Creek.
The popular literature has created numerous legends and myths. "Sa nuvia d'Algendar is without a doubt the better known one. He/she narrates the incidents of a young payesa that a night of full moon is abducted by a Moor that there was been in love with her and it takes it to him captive to lands of the morería.
He/she says the popular tradition that in these beautiful places the gardens of the Almogarive of Santa Agueda existed in time previous of 1287, in times of the Muslim dominance.
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