Raixa is located in the foothills of the Tramuntana mountain range, Serra de Tramuntana, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO under the Cultural Landscape category. Two of the elements of the Serra de Tramuntana that possess the Exceptional Universal Value which UNESCO demands in order to declare a site World Heritage stand out from the rest: the dry stone constructions and the water channelling systems.
An evocative landscape
The cultural landscape of the Serra the Tramuntana is an outstanding example of the traditional agricultural image of the Mediterranean area. It has a peculiar combination of hydraulic systems applied to irrigation (of Islamic origin), and olive and vine cultivation systems, whose origin is Christian. From this ancestral combination an evocative landscape emerged, a perfect symbiosis between man and nature.
The landscape is characterized by the presence of the dry-stone terraces on the slopes, designed for the cultivation of the olive tree as well as for the extraction, channelling and piping water towards areas of crops, ochards, vegetable gardens and irrigation, and for the establishing of an agricultural system based on the use of dry-stone construction technique and sustainable use of the land.