The estate of Son Esteve, is probably one of the best preserved and most remarkable in the area of Andratx
It was originally an Arabian farm called “Al-caniç”, formed by several properties; Son Jofre, Son Simó, Son Xina, Son Prim and Andritxol.
Post the Catalan conquest of Mallorca, the area of Andratx (Andrais) went to to the bishop of Barcelona. However, it was not until the 15th century, when the property was bought by Bartomeu Esteve that it got its name.
In the 19th century, famous archduke, Louis Salvador, reported about Possesiò Son Esteve from his travels in Andratx. Here, he writes about Son Esteve as the biggest production of wheat, corn and almonds, a protagonist the local area.
If you walk to the hill just south of Son Esteve, you will see the old mills that was in use back then. From here you can also enjoy the stunning views over Andratx.
How to get to Son Esteve
The area of Andratx is both diverse and versatile, and attracts a broad audience. The two main destinations in Andratx, are the old town and the lush marina area of Port d’Andratx. both with each their very own charm and appeal. The area surrounding the old town is full of scenic wildlife with direct access to many hiking routes and roads that leads further up in the Tramuntana. Port d’Andratx enjoys a romantic setting in an isolated cove at the feet of the mountain range and a more vibrant atmosphere with the bars and restaurants here. Andratx has a nice handful of points of interest to explore, as well as some art museums worth visiting if you are fond of cultural offers.
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