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Porreres

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Porreres is one of the largest and most populated towns in the Pla de Mallorca region.

 

Currently, there are more than 5,000 inhabitants. It borders with villages such as Montuïri, Sant Joan, Felanitx, Campos and Vilafranca. Porreres receives its name from a Catalan gentleman who participated in the conquest of Mallorca: Guillem de Porrera, being Porrera a town in the Priorat region of Tarragona, now quite smaller than Porreres.

 

This knight received some of the lands and farms that are part of the current municipality. Porreres has been an agricultural town for years, since its lands allow the cultivation of wheat, almonds, vines, and its star fruit: the apricot, which has its own fair.

 

Porreres celebrates its popular festivities for Sant Roc, in mid-August. Recently, Porreres stands out for the concerts celebrated in the park of n'Hereveta, with the presence of renowned artists. His patrons are San Juan Bautista and San Juan Evangelista. Among other festivals, Porreres highlights the celebration of the music fair, the ecological day, the autumn fair and the Monti-Sion festivity.

 

The weekly market of Porreres is celebrated every Tuesday, mostly on the Plaça de la Vila.

EVENTS HIGHLIGHTS Porreres

  • Opportunities Fair in Porreres

    Opportunities Fair in Porreres

    This Fair has been organized by the Merchants and Entrepreneurs Association of Porreres since 2010. It is the second Opportunities Fair of the year: it takes place in September...

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  • Porreres autumn fair

    Porreres autumn fair

    Porreres Autumn Fair is one of the longest-lived and most traditional fairs in Mallorca. It is celebrated the second Sunday after Sant Lluc´s day. There are crafts, animals, agricultural machinery, and traditional products among other things.

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  • Sa Rua in Porreres

    Sa Rua in Porreres

    Every year in mid-February or March, the porrerencs leave behind the coldest days of the year and the cuesta de Enero to welcome with their best costumes...

     

     

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  • Monti-sion Festivity in Porreres

    Monti-sion Festivity in Porreres

    When Easter arrives, the Monti-sion oratory becomes the preferred place of pilgrimage for the porrerencs. Some of the most typical activities of Easter times in Majorca are celebrated those days...

     

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  • Porreres Music Day is a festivity where the music takes the streets of this town due to the 150th anniversary of the Porreres Philharmonic. Music bands, batucadas, pop-rock bands, ball de bot dancing, and children's music are some...

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  • Porreres Apricot Fair

    Porreres Apricot Fair

    The apricot is the typical fruit of Porreres and since 2013 the town dedicates a fair to this product. The fair is celebrated on a Saturday afternoon in the month of June, a date that changes every year depending on the point of maturation of the fruit.

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