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A finca in Mallorca
Finca Can Frare Verd, Ibiza

In English usage, a finca ([ˈfiŋka]; Spanish for an "estate")[1] refers to a piece of rural or agricultural land, typically with a cottage, farmhouse or estate building present, and often adjacent to a woodland or plantation.


Especially in tourism, the term has recently gained the colloquial meaning of a holiday home in a rural setting, situated on the Spanish mainland, the Balearics, and the Canary Islands, and throughout the countries of Spanish-speaking Latin America. Similar rural properties can be found in Italy, despite having a different name.[clarification needed]

Fincas can typically look back on an extensive development history, and are often older than 300 years. In some regions, however, especially on the Balearics, new buildings are erected.[clarification needed]


  1. ^ "Finca". Oxford Dictionaries. Retrieved November 9, 2015.

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