Algaida joins Emblemàtics Balears with six listed establishments

The IDI project now has fifteen member municipalities and more than a hundred businesses.

A total of six establishments in the municipality of Algaida have joined the Emblemàtics Balears project, promoted by the Department of Energy Transition, Productive Sectors and Democratic Memory, through the Directorate General of Commerce and the Institute for Business Innovation of the Balearic Islands (IDI).

The Algaida businesses listed in Emblemàtics Balears are:

Can Rapinya (shoe shop and accessories): with history and heritage.

Can Salem (bakery and pastry shop): deep-rooted and with heritage

Cerrajería Ferragut (blacksmith’s shop): with history

Forn de Plaça (bakery and pastry shop): deep-rooted and with history

Forn Can Bernat (bakery and pastry shop): deep-rooted and with history

Vidrios de Arte Gordiola (artistic glassworks): emblematic

The Emblemàtics Balears project arose from the need to protect local commerce and, more specifically, that of the most traditional establishments in the municipalities. One of the objectives of this project is to raise awareness of the uniqueness of each municipality through its emblematic establishments. Although the initiative focuses on listed shops, the rest of the commercial fabric benefits from it, as the emblematic establishments also act as an attraction for visitors from inside and outside the Islands.

It is the local councils that identify the shops in the municipality that are eligible to be emblematic, according to an IDI manual that establishes the different categories. A shop can therefore be classified as deep-rooted (with a singular product or trade), with history (with more than 75 years in business or exceptionally after 50 years) and with heritage (with outstanding interior and exterior heritage elements, and intangible value). In addition, establishments that meet these three categories will be called emblematic.

The project is publicised on the website www.emblematicsbalears.es, which will grow as more municipalities join the project.

There are now fifteen municipalities throughout the Balearic Islands with a total of 107 shops listed.
The municipalities that already have listed establishments are Alaró (3), Algaida (6), Consell (5), Esporles (5), Inca (14), Llucmajor (8), Manacor (16), Marratxí (5), Pollença (9), Santanyí (7), Alaior (5), Ferreries (8), Santa Eulària des Riu (5), Sant Josep de sa Talaia (5) and Formentera (Sant Ferran 1 and Sant Francesc Xavier 5). By category, there are 33 emblematic establishments, 25 deep-rooted and with history, 22 with heritage and history, 1 deep-rooted and with heritage, 19 with history, 6 deep-rooted and 1 with heritage.