Home of Lluís Jaume Vallespir

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Birthplace of the son of Sant Joan

In this narrow street, we find the home of the most famous son of Sant Joan, Lluís Jaume Vallespir, who died a martyr in Califonia in 1775.

This very small house, made of irregular stones, witnesses a humble life.

To the left of the main entrance, wyou can see a stone with the following inscription:

“Aquesta era segons tradició la casa pairal del V. Fr. Lluís Jaume, zelós defensor de Crist; qui, en la apostòlica tasca de la conversió dels gentils rebé cruent i dolorosíssim martiri de mans dels indis de l’Alta Califòrnia (1740-1775)”.

Roughly translated into:

“According to the legend, this is the birthplace and home of Father Lluís Jaume, zealous defender of Christ, whom in the task of the apostle to convert gentiles, received a brutal martyrdom from the hands of the Indians in the upper California (1740-1775)”.

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Sant Joan

Sant Joan is a typical rural area in the plain area of Mallorca known as “es Pla”. In Sant Joan, traditional agrarian lifestyle predominate the local atmosphere making it an authentic and tranquil place to visit and explore. There are a number of points of interest to see in Sant Joan, both inside the village but also outside, i.e. the els Calderers ethnological museum, the hilltop sanctuary of Consolació, the old Catholic culture center and the massive parish of John the Baptist.

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