Felanitx

Felanitx, a lot to see

Felanitx is located in the southeast of Mallorca, between the municipalities of Santanyí, Campos, Manacor and the Mediterranean. It covers an area of 171.67 km2 and has a population of 18,761 inhabitants. The municipality is home to the towns of Felanitx, Cas Concos des Cavaller, Es Carritxó, s’Horta, Portocolom, Son Valls, Son  Mesquida, Son Negre, Son Prohens and Cala Ferrera/Cala Serena.

RECOMMENDED VISITS

The Plaza de la Fuente de Santa Margarita, located opposite the Parish Church of San Miguel.

The Parish Church of San Miguel. The municipal market building, open from Tuesday to Sunday.

FelanitxThe Sant Salvador Sanctuary, an almost obligatory visit if you pass through Felanitx. It is in turn an exceptional vantage point, with a marvellous panoramic view that stretches from the coastline of eastern Mallorca to inland areas. Tradition stipulates that upon reaching the summit, especially if you have made the ascent by foot, you should drink water from the well in the patio, in front of the entrance.Felanitx

Santueri Castle, is one of three castles built on rock that are still preserved in Mallorca. This fortification from the Middle Ages, documented in 1228, is in a strategic location in the southeast of Felanitx, on some hills that are 408 metres high, covering an area of 426 hectares and comprised of towers, walls and hills.

King Jaime I conquered this defensive fort from the Muslims in 1231. During the 14th century major restoration and refurbishment work was carried out. During the years 1521-153 it served as a refuge for the “mascarados” (The Masks). The Spanish State sold it in 1811 to a private buyer.

El Calvario, (Calvary) is only accessible by foot, from the centre of Felanitx on Calle Call. It is one of the oldest streets in Felanitx, and dates back to 1554. It begins on Calle Mayor, in the pedestrian area, the first on the right-hand side, and continues up the stairs that go up to Calvary.

It is without doubt one of the most iconic visits in the town, and stands out above all for its panoramic views of the city. “Els Clossos de Can Gaia” in Portocolom. Archaeological  excavations in this prehistoric pre-Talayotic town revealed the existence of nine navetas (megalithic chamber tombs). One of the greatest attractions in the municipality is the port of Portocolom, one of the largest natural ports on the island, where you can enjoy the typical seaside charm of a fishing port. Its lighthouse and fine sand beaches really stand out.

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For the last 18 years, the Portocolom International Triathlon has taken place in April in the incomparable setting of Portocolom. It is one of the oldest such events in Europe.

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