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Binissalem

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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.

 

The weekly market is celebrated on Fridays in the main square.

 

 

EVENTS HIGHLIGHTS Binissalem

  • Wine Fair in Binissalem

    Wine Fair in Binissalem

    The City Council of Binissalem organizes every year, within the framework of the Fiestas del Vermar (Harvest Festivities), the Wine Fair. It usually takes place in the Rectory ...

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  • Carnival in Binissalem

    Carnival in Binissalem

    The Carnival of Binissalem takes to the village a multitudinous rua (parade) and some complementary activities that animate their winter parties, with an entertaining show...

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  • [CANCELLED] Binissalem Fair

    [CANCELLED] Binissalem Fair

    Binissalem has now its own fair before the spring. It has the usual folklore and traditional activities mixed with contemporary activities, such as concerts or workshops...

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