Battling it out in Sant Elm. | Michel's

Sant Elm in Andratx has its own version of the Moors and Christians. Less well known than other battles, it nevertheless attracts hundreds of spectators and participants. Unlike other simulations, children get to join in. It is all rather less serious than occasions such as those in Soller and Pollensa.

And so it was on Friday evening, as the beach was packed to witness the defeat of invading Moors coming from Dragonera and so save Sant Elm from being sacked.