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Ariany is a small village in the east of Majorca Island with a priviledged location , it is situated on a small hill enjoing a beautiful view over the surrounding landscape. The Ariany´s name became from the arabic term “Arian” however the zone was already inhabitet in the prehistoric times – archeological findings testify it- and this name has been used long time ago – originally this locality belonged to Petra, since 1982 it is managed by itself. In Ariany worth seeing is definitely the church Nostra Senyora d´Atocha, originally named Nostra Senyora de les Neus – “Madonna of the Snow Church”-. A margrave who lived here donated to the village an replica´s image of the Madonna from Atocha – in Madrid- and the church name was changed and also a bell tower and a dome were donated to this chuch between 1908-1913.
Around the Ariany 3 wayside crosses are to be find : “Sa Creu” – built it of sandstone in 1856- , “Creu de les Voltes de Son Bonany” – 1969- direction Maria de la Salut and the newest one is “Creu de la Placa de l´Esglesia” built in 1979. In January the 17th takes place “Holy Antoni” celebration, inhabitants make together a big bonfire with a nice BBQ in the middle of the village and you can fill yourself practically in a familial ambience.
- Number of inhabitants: around 1000
- Weekly market: Thursday
- Airport distance: 60 km
- Excursion destinations: Manacor, Bay of Alcudia, caves of Arta