During the late Modern Age, Sant Llorenc des Cardassar was like the rest of the Manacor area a very big mill district.
Most of the mills were built outside the urban core. The last one to be in function was shut down in 1954.
The architectural styles of these mills are very similar: The base is a square building construction of 1-2 floors, with the mill tower on top.
The ground floor, was usually used for storage and, the second floor used for living.
During a terrible storm the top of the tower was destroyed but never replaced.
Today, this monumental place is home to a Mediterranean restaurant.
Get directions to Molí d’en Bou in Sant Llorenç des Cardassar
Sant Llorenç des Cardassar
Sant Llorenç is undoubtedly one of the most overseen villages in Mallorca, however, if you have been on holiday in the eastern part of the island, there is a good chance that you have actually visited the municipality as Sant Llorenç is home to the popular beach destinations of Cala Millor, s’Illot and Sa Coma, which are shared with Son Servera and Manacor. Sant Llorenç des Cardassar offers an authentic and charming little village that expands from the central church square where a handful of bars sits. As for sightseeing, there are two major attractions in Sant Llorenç; the fortress of Punta de n’Amer and the Talyotic settlement of s’Illot, the rest of the points of interest include the parochial church, the regional style architecture and some small monuments to enjoy. You can enjoy multiple annual events and festivities in Sant Llorenç at all times of the year, it’s a great way to connect with the Mallorcan and local culture.