Binissalem celebrates its patronal festivities in summer, the day of Sant Jaume (James, the great), the 25th of July. This saint is intimately linked to the people and an example...Read more »
Binissalem is a typical Majorcan village located in Es Raiguer region.
It borders with other villages of the same region such as Consell, Inca, Lloseta, Alaró and with the fields of the Pla de Sencelles. Binissalem's name has a Muslim origin, whether it comes from the expression Banu Ssálam or Banu Ssálim. Nowadays, the town's population is around 8,000 inhabitants.
Its economy has two main pillars: Binissalem's wine industry, which has given its name to the Denomination of Origin of the wines of the region, and the quarries of Binissalem, from which limestone is extracted and which is famous all around the island. Binissalem has also an industrial area and still hosts small footwear manufacturers.
Binissalem's most outstanding festival is Sa Vermada, held in September, which programs activities during a few weeks. Another popular celebration takes place during the summer for Sant Jaume. Furthermore, Binissalem organizes a thematic fair dedicated to the stone during the month of May.