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Santanyí

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Santanyí is located in the most southern point of Mallorca, crossing the coast to the southwest

 

This municipality borders with Ses Salines, Campos and Felanitx and belongs to the Migjorn region. Santanyí has ​​a dozen urban centers, including the town of Santanyí and the coastal touristic towns of Cala Figuera, Portopetro and Cala d'Or --the most populated of the municipality. Altogether, the municipality of Santanyí has a little more than 11,000 inhabitants.

 

The name of Santanyí is derived from Latin Sancti Agnini, which means 'holy sheep', and this animal is still the emblem of the town. Tourism is the great motor of the economy of Santanyí thanks to its extensive coastline, but you can also find natural spaces such as the Natural Park of Mondragó. The stone-cutting industry is also another important motor of its economy.

 

 

Some of the outstanding events in Santanyí are the autumn fair, the artistic evening Canal'Art Santanyí or the rural traditional fair in s'Alqueria Blanca. Santanyí's most important festivities are celebrated for Sant Jaume and Sant Andreu, while Cala d'Or celebrates the feast day of Santa María del Mar in August, Calonge celebrates the one of Sant Miquel and Cala Figuera the Virgen del Carme.

 

Santanyí celebrates two weekly markets, on Wednesday and Saturday. Other markets highlighted by the town are Es Llombards and Calonge (Thursday) and that of s'Alqueria Blanca (Tuesday).

EVENTS HIGHLIGHTS Santanyí

  • Santanyí autumn fair

    Santanyí autumn fair

    Every year Santanyí celebrates its autumn fair on a Saturday at the end of October. It is a fair where tradition and crafts play a big role....

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  • Santanyí Gastronomic Week

    Santanyí Gastronomic Week

    Santanyí´s Gastronomic Week is an event created to promote the restaurants of the village. During a week, different bars and restaurants in town offer special menus to show their best food.

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  • Shearing festival in Es Llombards

    Shearing festival in Es Llombards

    “Festa des Tondre” (shearing festival) is celebrated on the first Sunday of May in Es Llombarts, Santanyí. It is a sheep shearing traditional celebration, as it was done in the past: with scissors.

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  • Santanyí Weekly Markets

    Santanyí Weekly Markets

    The most popular and busy market in Santanyí's region in Mallorca is the one of Santanyí itself. It takes place twice a week: every Wednesday and every Saturday, all year long.

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  • Canal'Art Santanyí

    Canal'Art Santanyí

    Canal'Art is the art night in Santanyi that was held for the first time in June 2016. Art galleries and other locations of the town open their doors to exhibit the works of local and nearby artists.

     

     

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  • Festivities of Sant Jaume in Santanyí

    Festivities of Sant Jaume in Santanyí

    Santanyí celebrates its summer festivities in Sant Jaume. These festivities commemorate the first stone laid to build Santanyi´s parish church. The program is full of summery proposals, such as concerts, exhibitions and activities for the youngest. 

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