The Puig d’in Galileu is a mountain of Mallorca that has a height of 1180 m. It belongs to the municipality of Escorca. It is the spur north of the macizo of the Massanella.
This route will carry us from the Monastery of Lluc until the Puig d’in Galileu through the famous Voltes d’in Galileu and being able to see Marry them of Neu so typical of the Serra of Tramuntana of Malorca.
The houses of snow and the complementary constructions constitute infrastructures mostly of stone in dry allocated to the collected, the conservation and the transport of the snow, and are situated in places of big value paisajístico and naturalístico of the Serra of Tramuntana in the Island of Mallorca. The utilisation of the ice, obtained from the snow, for medicinal or gastronomic uses has had a big economic importance and cultural along the centuries.
In the macizo of Massanella there are eleven houses of snow, more the constructive elements that accompany them: bancales for the collected of the snow, walls to accumulate or that delimit the exploitation, porches for the neveros, sources and pozos.
This footpath shares a piece of the GR-221, called the Route of Pedra inSec .The Route of Pedra in Sec or the GR-221 is a footpath of big route that naughty the Serra of Tramuntana of Mallorca of tip to tip.
It calls Route of Pedra in Sec because of the big quantity of constructions done with the method of construction of dry wall that can find in his way: margins, mines, walls, barracks, fridges, etc. Has roughly some 283 km and takes advantage of, in the main part, the ancient ways that discurren very near of the highest beaks of the Saw of Tramuntana of Mallorca, that in numerous cases surpass the 1000 metres of altitude.
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