POU VELL (OLD WELL)
For several reasons, this place is one of the most important in the town of Sant Llorenc.
The well, was during the Middle Ages the only water supply in the town.
Later on, it was the center stage of the novel “Flower Cards”, by local rector, Salvador Galmés.
The water fountain here, has probably been around for longer than we know, but was first documented in the mid-seventeenth century.
The well was expanded in 1918, as the city council agreed on constructing a mill to lead the dirty water into the river. This period saw a high amount of malaria infections from the dirty water. In 1931, the mill was replaced by a pump.
In 2005, a memorial plate was installed, with an excerpt of the “Flower Cards” novel, in honor of Salvador Galmés.
How to find the Pou Vell
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.
Other charming destinations to visit in the Llevant region