Es Cubells, Ibiza

December 23rd, 2008 - 11:56 am Posted in Es Cubells, ibiza | Comments (0)

es cubells, ibizaEs Cubells is a little village with an extraordinary story.

It was built out of religious demand as a result of the exiling of a Carmelite friar by the name of Pere (Father) Palau. If not a founder of the dissident movement, he was certainly a member and was banished to Ibiza for his sins against the ruling ideologies of his day.

He chose Es Cubells as a place offering solitude to reflect upon his predicament – there were two houses and a few sheds for storage, because the local town, San Jose, was six kilometers away over the mountains.

As an ordained priest, however, he was obliged to give Mass every Sunday to the few local peasants. Word of his preaching spread, in much the same way that the work of a good pop group publicises itself.

People flocked to his services despite the arduous journey over the mountain, then got sick of such a pilgrimage every Sunday ? it was a day off after all? They all moved in. And thus a village was born?

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