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Santanyi is an authentic city in the southeast of Mallorca
Santanyi is the southernmost municipality of Majorca. The county town of the same name has around 3300 inhabitants, of which 9% are German. Santanyi is characterised by its proximity to Majorca's beautiful and unspoilt South Eastern coast.
Archaeological finds at Cas Traginer and Son Cosme Ponc suggest that the area of Santanyi was already inhabited in Roman times. The place name Santanyí is derived from the Latin "Sanctus Agnus" (Holy sheep), and therefore a sheep has adorned the coat of arms until today. The Arabs settled mainly in Alqueria Blanca: (German white village), an equally idyllic and sleepy town, which also belongs to the municipality.
Authentische Impression aus Santanyi
Santañy was documented for the first time in 1242, after the reconquest of the island. Between the 14th and 17th century the town suffered particularly from pirate attacks, who often went to the nearby island of Cabrera for shelter. When the village was looted and vandalised again in 1531, 40 families left their homeland to settle in the island's interior. Another momentous pirate attack occurred in 1546, when 36 residents were kidnapped. They were only released again on payment of high ransom. An early warning system was built by the construction of watchtowers on Mallorca's coast, to decrease the threat of pirate attacks. A fortress was built in the17th century at the city gate, named the "Porta Murada" and can still be seen today, protected by the resort.
Cafes at a Plaza
Santanyi has long been a purely agricultural community. The soils are not among the most fertile in the island, thus a population increase in the 19th century lead simultaneously to a wave of emigration to Algeria. Only with the beginning of tourism early 50s, the tide turned and the community quickly developed into a hotspot for Majorca holidaymakers.
Santanyi is an authentic Mallorcan town, its colourful weekly market attracts many visitors every Wednesday and Saturday. The parish church of Sant Andreu in the Plaza Major is also worth a visit. For here you find the baroque organ of the royal organ builder Jordi Bosch, which is considered a true masterpiece. With 1,104 pipes, it has the largest registry in the world. To ensure the air supply for the countless pipes, the 1765 built organ was equipped with a second wind box. Jordi Bosch consequently founded a new school of organ building.
Due to the proportions and magnificent ornaments of the instrument, this organ is recognised as truly unique, and it originally stood in Palma’s Santo Domingo Convent until the wake of the secularisation in Santanyi.
The municipality of Santanyi has a coastline of about 35 kilometres, half of which is built along. Dream coves such as Cala Santanyi, Cala Es Llombards and Cala Figuera are among the most popular holiday destinations on the island.
The municipality of Santanyi has a coastline of about 35 kilometres, half of which is built along. Dream coves such as Cala Santanyi, Cala Es Llombards and Cala Figuera are among the most popular holiday destinations on the island. The many top properties in the sealine show that many Mallorca lovers have permanently settled here. The rocky coastline in the southeast of the island surprises with its deep bays, which offer surprisingly large sandy beaches and crystal clear water.
Very popular with bathers is the "Parc natural de Mondragó", which is five kilometres east of Santanyi. The 785 acre site was placed under protection in 1992. Behind the two dream areas of "S'Amarador" and "Font de n'Alis" is an orginal Mediterranean fauna, with 70 species of birds and endangered tortoises.
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Porta Mallorquina Real Estate in Santanyi
Porta Mallorquina Real Estate
Calle Sebastián Vila 6
07650 Santanyi, Mallorca
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