This little town house, is one of the most famous singular buildings in Sineu.
Can Gili, is probably among the oldest houses in Sineu, built in the 13th century after the reconquest of Majorca.
The name of this building, derives from Pere Gili, mayor of Sineu between 1396 – 1409. 100 years later, the building belonged to Joan Gili, a leading member of the political rebel army, The Brotherhood.
Above the main entrance of the building, you see the crest of the Gili family, a so called ‘coronella‘.
Can Gili is a rather small house, but inside the building, the current owner has opened a small gallery, exhibiting art from medieval times.
How to find the Can Gili
Sineu is to many inhabitants, namely the local inhabitants, the very heart of Mallorca due to the central location and the many historical monuments and buildings in the town. Sineu is perhaps most famous for its Wednesday tourist market where the narrow silent streets are turned into a commerce mecca of hundreds of thousands of people bargaining. But Sineu is actually one of the greater places to visit and go sightseeing in Mallorca, as you will find a nice handful of interesting constructions such as the Santa Maria church, the former Minims convent, the former royal palace, Gothic hospital etc., all places that tell a story from a period in the history of Sineu and the making of this town. Moreover, Sineu is a great place to discover some traditional Mallorcan cuisine as you will find a number of cellers and bars that serves delicious dishes worth traveling for. Last but not least, Sineu hosts a number of annual events and happenings where local traditions are celebrated with festivities and fairs, an excellent opportunity to feel the soul of Mallorca when it truly unfolds.
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