Sa Pobla is the perfect destination for those looking for both cultural and sporting life during their holidays. The beautiful location in rural surroundings, but still close to the mountains and the coast, makes Sa Pobla a Mecca for active vacationers. Sa Pobla also offers a rich cultural life with many annual events and long traditions.
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Things to do and see in Sa Pobla
For some reason the Sa Pobla area is somewhat monitored by many travel agencies and tour operators, a real shame as the area has a lot to offer; Sights, wonderful nature and many annual celebrations.
Below are some suggestions for things to do and see around Sa Pobla.
VISIT THE CAN PLANES MUSEUM
One of the most significant places in Sa Pobla is the impressive Can Planes building and the museum that houses it. The museum is mainly devoted to contemporary art, but there is also an interesting exhibition of old toys that has been on display here since 1972. Most art exhibitions change frequently, but there are also some that remain. Can Planes hosts a variety of interesting activities and events throughout the year. Workshops, demonstrations etc. The museum is worth a visit, a must see in Sa Pobla.
Enjoy an art exhibition in Can Planes
DISCOVER THE WETLANDS OF S'ALBUFERA
One of Mallorca's largest natural areas is the s'Albufera wetland, located north of the town of Sa Pobla. S'Albufera is home to more than 200 species of Balearic fauna including a great variety of Mediterranean birds to observe and observe. The 2,600 hectares of the natural park have marked hiking and biking trails that wind through scenic vegetation and cross small bridges that pass
Discover the fauna of the Balearic Islands in the wetlands of s'Albufera
VISIT THE PARISH CHURCH
As in many Mallorcan towns, churches play a central role in shaping the local community. Inside the Church of Sant Antoni you will find a beautiful interior, an organ by the famous Damià Caimari from 1717 and a collection of religious art.
VISIT THE 14TH CENTURY CRESTATX CHURCH
It's always interesting and fun to see something that happened a long time ago and has a story to tell. The oratory of Crestatx was built around 1360 to give the small community a place to carry out their religious duties. The temple has undergone many restorations and alterations since the original building was constructed, but many of the original features are still visible both inside and out. Beautiful gardens surround the oratory. This is a great little getaway in a lovely quiet area, perfect if you are also visiting the wetlands of s'Albufera or just nearby.
Where to sleep
Where to stay in Sa Pobla?
Sa Pobla is the perfect place to stay in Mallorca if you are looking for a base close to all that nature has to offer. Here you are close to beaches, mountains, nature reserves and landscapes perfect for a variety of activities and things to do.
Sa Pobla does not appear in any travel magazines, making it an ideal place to escape from mass tourism. There are only a few boutique hotels in Sa Pobla to choose from, otherwise choose a villa and enjoy the freedom of a self-catering holiday.
Molino de Garriga
Spend a holiday in a tranquil rural setting in this rustic converted mill nestled in unspoilt countryside on the outskirts of Sa Pobla. The holiday home has all the facilities you could need for the perfect holiday, including a lovely large pool, fully equipped kitchen, BBQ, WiFi and plenty of space for families and groups.
Book your stay in this noble old house in the heart of Sa Pobla, only 300 meters from the central square and the city center, where an incomparable combination of coziness and grandiose mansion style meets in authentic surroundings. The townhouse is the perfect choice for those who want modern facilities, an authentic setting and close proximity to city life with the many exquisite restaurants and wonderful events in Sa Pobla.
market and events
markets and events
Weekly market in Sa Pobla
Sunday is market day in Sa Pobla.
events and annual events
Abbot of Saint Anthony
Sant Antoni Abat is one of the most popular and traditional festivals in Sa Pobla, it is celebrated on January 16th and 17th. The celebration usually begins in the morning with the blessing of the pets in front of the church, as Sant Antoni is the protector of animals. The real party starts in the afternoon, however, when bonfires are lit across town and the demons come out to dance. There is a variety of activities, food and wine, and musical performances. This is not only a fun party, but also a great opportunity to experience true Mallorcan culture and taste traditional local foodSpinagaden(closed empanadas) with eel caught in s'Albufera and kale. The celebration of Sant Antoni Abat is probably one of the best times to visit Sa Pobla.
La Rua (Carnival)
La Rua is a wonderful event that takes place in almost every town in Mallorca. Everyone dresses up, the streets are decked out in all the colors of the rainbow, and there are parades with music and dance performances. La Rua precedes Easter and it is a wonderful thing to be a part of.
Holy Week is an important holiday in Mallorca, at this time many events and events take place all over the island. There are many events in Sa Pobla, especially on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. Highlights include the pilgrimage to the Crestatx Oratory, the area's first hermitage dating back to the 14th century, music and dance performances, festivals, bonfires and fireworks.
day of the book
This is a small fair dedicated to books and writing. The main square will be transformed into an open-air library where books and flowers will be sold and numerous activities related to literature will take place.
The Fires d'oportunitats (fair of opportunities) takes place in Sa Pobla in both April and October. All the shops in town are empty and selling their wares at very low prices. This is the perfect opportunity to find cheap kitchen items, new shoes or clothes, jewelry, etc. There are also car sales at the April fair.
Sa Patata night market
On the first Friday and Saturday of June, Sa Pobla celebrates the potato with a special night festival. A wide range of bars and restaurants prepare special dishes with potatoes and offer them in Plaça Major. At the fair you can taste great traditional and avant-garde cuisine and sweet pastries, all made with potatoes as the main ingredient. The dishes usually cost less than €5.
Santa Margalida and San Jaime
It is a summer festival usually held in the second half of July. At weekends, you can experience a variety of fun activities and events around the city's central square, such as: B. Competitions, concerts, dance performances, cooking demonstrations and competitions, market, etc. A new addition to this festival is thebrutal raceEvent where participants have to fight through mud and difficult obstacles.
Mallorca Jazz Festival
If you are a fan of jazz, you must visit the annual jazz festival in Sa Pobla from late July to late August. A large number of world-class artists perform in Plaça Major every night to give you a great performance on Mediterranean summer nights. The jazz festival attracts a lot of people every night so this is a good time to see Sa Pobla and have a good time.
On the last Friday of September we celebrate the lantern and its properties of light. During the day there are lantern workshops and later parades of Mallorcan xeremiers (bagpipes) that parade through the city ending in Plaça Major.
November means Autumn Fair in Sa Pobla, 2 weeks of celebrations around a chosen theme. The Autumn Fair celebrates traditional values such as harvesting the crops
facts and history
About Sa Pobla
History of Sa Pobla
The history of Sa Pobla dates back to the Talayotic culture of the Balearic Islands. Some of the most remarkable finds are those of Claper Gros, in Paret des Moros, in Gaieta Gran, in Son Cebrià, in Darrera ses Cases, in Son Antoni and in Vilar, in Talapi. A bronze sculpture of a bull's head was found at the Talapi site, believed to date from the 5th century BC. dates from.
123 BC BC Quintus Caecilius Metellu conquered the Balearic Islands and made them part of the Roman Empire. He founded two capitals in strategic positions, these two were Palmera and Pollentia. Known locally asWith hoodseveral interesting finds have been made, such as the remains of amphorae, ceramics and coins, which testify to the Roman occupation. Furthermore, according to the etymologist Joan Coromines, the name Crestatx could well derive from the Latin word "castra", which means translatedto camp.
Between 455 and 534 Mallorca was occupied by Vandals who incorporated the Balearic Islands under Byzantium. For almost a century the islands were dependent on Byzantium. In the 7th century, however, Muslim tribes began raids throughout the Mediterranean, eventually leading to the conquest of Mallorca and the other islands in 902. Between 534 and 902 there is no record of a significant occupation.
During the Muslim era, Sa Pobla came under Inkan (Inca) jurisdiction and was controlled by the Marnitsa and Sindina tribes. The Muslims gave it the name Huayar-Alfhas, which means something like "meadow water". That could well have corresponded to the s'Albufera area. The presence of Muslims in the Sa Pobla area is quite notable, such as the ancient qanats, fountains and wells, but also farmhouse names such as Talapi, sa Marjal and el Rafal.
After the Catalan conquest of Mallorca (1229-1232), King Jaume I divided the island among the participants in the campaign, who then divided their territories among their knights. Not much information is available on who received the lands of Crestatx, however there is a 1241 census in the area. Sa Pobla was only officially founded at the beginning of the 14th century, after King Jaume II of Mallorca allowed the construction of the current town center together with the first parish church dedicated to Sant Antoni de Viana. Soon after, the originally small community of Crestatx died out.
As early as 1368, Sa Pobla had grown to a size that made it possible to separate the new town from the parish of Campanet, which was then the ecclesiastical center.
The following two centuries were marked by social conflicts that led to violence, first the Forana uprising and then the rise of the Germanías. The conflicts began as early as 1391 when a peasant mob attacked a group of Jews in Inca, blaming them for the poor economic situation.
Between 1450 and 1453 the Revolta Forana (Revolt of the Foreigners) broke out, a class struggle. HeThey were(foreigners) was a term for small farmers and laborers. They were outraged that the merchants, horsemen and nobles had too much influence and privilege, and they wanted better living conditions. However, the other side wouldn't budge, so a confrontation ensued.
Several battles were fought and blood shed in the Mallorcan countryside. Eventually, the king had to intervene, but it was not without consequences for the population, many people died in those years.
Seventy years later, a new mobilization of angry opposition to the heavy tax burden arose, this time from the artisan trade unions. The rebellion was called Germanías, a movement that included the entire Mallorcan population. The Germans were much more organized than the foreigners and placed themselves in strategic positions throughout the island. Especially on the main road to Alcúdia and the lands of Sa Pobla were key positions for the armed Germans. On November 3, 1522, the Battle of Son Fornari took place. Armed inexperienced peasants stood side by side in the meadows of Sa Pobla before the royal army sent by the King of Aragon. Of course, they were completely defeated and more than 1,000 men lost their lives that day. Prisoners and corpses were hung from trees along the main streets to make a mark.
The beginning of the 18th century was one of social jitters as the outbreak of the War of the Spanish Succession left markets in Europe in a fragile state.
However, in the 19th century, an increase in agricultural production began in Sa Pobla, taking advantage of the dry land that occupied almost 74% of the land. Olive trees, cereals, fig trees, almond trees and carob trees concentrate most of the production. In the second half of the 19th century (1872), a commercial exploitation of the s'Albufera wetlands allowed for more planting and led to a further increase in production. In the municipality of Sa Marjal, urbanizations such as Son Fornari, Son Amer, Son Marc, Son Vivot and Es Ulalets were fully occupied.
Later, at the end of the 19th century, new cultivation techniques replaced the old ones. A transformation of the agricultural industry allowed the introduction of new industries in Sa Pobla, such as the manufacture of machinery, mills, wineries, etc. The importance of Sa Pobla's industrial life was clearly recognized when the railway connection to Mallorca was established to connect Sa Pobla with the rest of the island to connect the island. This led to a further improvement in living conditions in the area.
With the introduction of electricity to the city on July 24, 1912, the Placa Major (Main Square) was lit up every night. Later, in 1920, the first telephone operator was installed in Sa Pobla, which by 1936 already had 85 subscribers.
In 1931, the recently appointed mayor of Sa Pobla, Miquel Serra Siquier, encouraged the construction of the city's current water networks, as well as the promotion of cultural and sporting activities.
After the civil war and the power of the regime, trade unions, political parties and democratic elections were banned throughout Spain. Sa Pobla, with its many working-class residents, suffered from a sharp decline in living conditions.
With the introduction of commercial tourism in the 1950s, Mallorca faced an entirely new social structure. Traditional occupations in agriculture and industry, which for centuries were the main source of income for Sa Pobla, were suddenly reduced to a minimum by the demand for services.
Today, decades later, Sa Pobla has started to see some increase in tourism, but it is still primarily an area of agriculture and construction. However, the location near Pollenca, Alcúdia and Playa de Muro allows for good job opportunities in tourism.
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