Santanyi is the source of the famous golden sandstone so when you visit, do not be surprised if the honey-coloured buildings here look just that little bit milder than elsewhere. This pretty stone can be admired in buildings all over the island and in particular in Palma's cathedral and the La Lonja area along the Palma sea front. Capture the atmosphere of this enchanting town by entering via the old gate called Sa Porta Murada which is a good example of this beautiful stone and also a reminder that this was once a walled town. The moment you start to look for a plot for sale in Santanyi you will immediately succumb to the charm of this town and its lovely surroundings.
Santanyi has a lot to offer visitors, visit the parish church of Sant Andreu Apostel and admire the fabulous rococo organ, designed by Jordi Bosch and brought here from a convent in Palma. The town square is a popular place to sit and sip a coffee or a glass of wine and watch the activities. The café and restaurant, Sa Botiga in the heart of the town has become one of the “in” locations to meet friends and local regulars.
Another very popular restaurant is the French run “L’Art de Vivre”, the owner is a passionate artist and her works of art decorate the walls. Her daughter is a celebrated chef in California where she lives during the winter months. This delightful café/restaurant can be found on the main square. The scenery surrounding Santanyi, the light and the atmosphere of the town are perfect for artistic people, therefore, over the years many international artists have settled here.
In Santanyi, art plays a major role and you will find many galleries and workshops in the charmingly quaint alleys of this peaceful rural town. One of the most famous is the Galeria Sailer, which is located in a magnificent, renovated, 17th century town house. The gallery has a unique atmosphere and the exhibitions are fascinating. When you have bought your Mallorca plot for sale in Santanyi, take a stroll through town to discover and already start to collect special pieces of art to decorate your future Mallorca house in Santanyi.
Two of the most famous beaches in the municipality of Santanyi are to be found in the Mondragó Natural Park. This park is beautiful and untouched; it is famous for its fine white sand beaches and glorious turquoise blue sea. It is off the beaten track but this does not stop it being very popular, so you will need to share the beauty with your fellow travellers.
Wednesday and Saturday mornings are very busy in Santanyi and the town really comes to life as Santanyi’s market is one of the nicest on the island and so many people come to browse around and enjoy the nice ambient. Set off early from the Mallorca house or finca you have built on your plot for sale in Santanyi, and enjoy a breakfast in one of the cafés, watch the continual coming and going on market day. Perhaps stay in town and have a delicious lunch in one of Santanyi’s superb restaurants www.es-cantonet.net and keep this exquisite place in mind for a special evening out.
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