Santanyi, just a few kilometres from the southeast coast, is a popular market town on the outskirts of which many of Mallorca’s overseas visitors, most of whom come from German-speaking countries, have bought properties to use as holiday homes or as permanent residences. The buyers of real estate prefer rural properties with extensive plots of land (the minimum size in rural areas is 14,000 m²) and spacious country houses. Wherever it is situated, whether it be an older, partly historical property or traditional country house, they have been lovingly restored using traditional materials or rebuilt maintaining the same style. In some cases, very successful contemporary villas and country houses have been built, using a combination of traditional and modern elements to form an harmonious unity. Minkner & Partner has been operating successfully in the Santanyi region for many years under the watchful eye of the Llucmajor office, which is responsible for the south and southeast of the island. If you are looking to buy a finca, a country house or even a country estate in Santanyi and the surrounding area, please contact Minkner & Partner’s real estate agents in Llucmajor.
Santanyi breathes centuries-old history which is evident on entering the town due to the visible remains of the old city walls and the Porta Murada. The city wall was necessary to prevent the town being raided by pirates. Another such impressive building is the parish church of Sant Andreu Apostol built in 1786, which today houses the famous baroque organ belonging to the Dominican monastery in Palma and built by the most famous organ builder in Spain, Jordi Bosch. The church had to be rebuilt at the time, in order to create an appropriate place for the organ. Directly alongside is El Roser, the old parish church dating from the 14th century, with Roman and Gothic elements and the Plaza Major with the town hall and the Church of Sant Andres.
The imposing town hall square, the Plaza Major, is the setting for the popular market which takes place on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and attracts both locals and tourists alike. Santanyi’s market is known as the most remarkable and colourful on Mallorca. Market traders offer regional products from vegetables, fruit, pastries, salt, oils and wines and cheese and meat products to household goods and handicrafts. The best part is that you can try everything! There are numerous small cafés and restaurants for taking time out however, empty seats are highly sought after on market days.