Welcome to Algaida
A typically sober and dignified central Mallorcan town, Algaida has few sights beyond the gothic Església de Sant Pere i Sant Pau and nearby Església de la Mare de Déu de la Pau de Castellitx. Its greatest attractions are the Festes de Sant Honorat (16 January) and the Festa de Sant Jaume (25 July). On both occasions, cossiers dance for an appreciative local audience. The origins of the cossiers and their dances are disputed, but always a group of dancers, six men and one woman, plus the devil, perform various pieces that end in defeat for the fiend.