Dry stone in the Serra de Tramuntana, Mallorca: An example of modern public work
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Keywords

Piedra seca
Marger
Tradición constructiva
Piedra
Patrimonio inmaterial Dry stone
Marger
Building tradition
Stone
Intangible heritage

Abstract

There are many and very different dry stone constructions in Mallorca. This type of construction was recognized by UNESCO as part of the World Heritage, in the Cultural Landscapes category, in 2011. Dry stonework is a highly specialized trade, the result of an accumulated know-how transmitted through generations and which fortunately has survived until today.

In February 2019, after heavy rains, a section of the wall supporting the road structure collapsed, and with it the road that it supported. The Gremi (Guild) de Margers of Mallorca, the association of professional dry stone builders of the island, urged the Administration to restore the work in a way that was respectful with the techniques originally used, proposing the reconstruction of the dry stone wall as it was.

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