old water tank and well in santanyi

The old public water supply of Santanyí

This is the old public water well of Santanyí, which you will find in a T-junction east of the parish church of Saint Andrew. The watering place was built in 1820, when the well at Plaça Major was closed. Back during Medieval times, it served as a place for the animals to drink water and relax. s’Aberaudor, is also known as “Sa Sinia” (water wheel), as the wheel (currently not attached) was used to extract water from the well.

How to find s’Aberaudor in Santanyí


Santanyí belongs to the Migjorn region, and is located in the south-eastern corner of Mallorca. Generally speaking, it belongs to the most dry areas of the island making it obvious for cultivation of figs, almonds etc. However, Santanyí is a coastal area and you will find a range of great beach destinations such as Cala Santanyí, Cala Llombards, s’Almonia, Portopetro and Cala d’Or which is the most touristic of the holiday destinations in southern Mallorca. Santanyí carries an eventful cultural heritage full of stories of pirate attacks, smuggling and big export adventures, which makes it an interesting place to visit and discover. The heart of Santanyí is the main square of the old town, an ambient place surrounded by bars and restaurants which gives life to the “yellow town”. Wednesday and Saturday are market days in Santanyí, where you can sample some of the local delicacies and products while bargaining good prices of various stuff.

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