Algaida is a typical Mallorcan town, located around 20km from Palma and the airport. Algaida consists of tiny, narrow streets, many without pavements. There's a central square, dominated by a sandstone church. Algaida has gained a reputation for some of the best food and restaurants on the island. Most of the restaurants feature local dishes, some of which cannot be found anywhere else.
Algaida is known worldwide for its glass factory, housed in a mock Medieval castle. The Gordiola family have made glass here since 1719 and now the factory is open to the public. The showrooms feature many glass items that can be purchased. Upstairs there is a museum full of exhibits from centuries ago, including glassware and paintings belonging to the family. The glass factory can be found on the Palma-Manacor road at km21. The museum is open from May to September, daily, 9am-8pm and October to April, Monday to Saturday 9am-1.30pm and 3pm - 7pm. On Sundays it's 9am-1pm. Admission is free of charge. Tel 971 665 046.