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Since the opening of the new Palma to Inca motorway, Consell is now bypassed by almost all of the lorries and coaches heading
north, which makes the journey along the old Ma-13a north road, which links the town to Palma, quite a relaxed drive.
Looking to the west on a clear day, there's also quite spectacular views over the plains of central Majorca towards the Sierra Tramuntana mountain
ranges that dominate the western coast of the island.
A detailed version of this route, complete with links to maps where appropriate, is available from the Route Map link on the left hand frame of this page.
Consell has had significance since Roman times and probably served as a rest point for soldiers marching north, something which is signified by the various finds of ceramics and coins in the area. However, the village of Consell itself was probably established in the 13th Century, around an old Islamic farmstead called Conxel, an Arabic place name derived from the Latin "concilium".
By 1784 the village is recorded as having 112 dwellings and in 1792 the building of the present church was started, which took over from the chapel. The building is Neoclassical in style and was designed by Friar Miquel de Petra, although it was enlarged and restored during the first third of the 20th Century.
Along with the neighbouring municipality of Binisallem, Consell is at the heart of the Majorcan wine industry and there are many vineyards nestled in its rolling hills. Given the importance of the wine industry and other types of agriculture there is little unspoiled countryside left, although the stone oak forest at Son Lluc is very nice for a walk.
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