Campanet, Mallorca, Things to do and see, hotels, market

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CAMPANET WEATHER

Things to do

Things to do and see in Campanet

Campanet has a lot to offer in terms of things to do and see. The area attracts a lot of active tourists all year round due to the excellent location close to mountains, rural areas and coastlines. The local area of Campanet is full of places of interest telling stories about the community.

underground caves of cuevas de campanet in campanet in mallorca is a major tourist attraction

VISIT THE CAMPANET CAVES

The Cuevas de Campanet (Caves of Campanet) is a great attraction and a thing the entire family can do. The caves are found just a few km outside the village, and it is very easy to get here by car, bicycle or at foot. The impressive stalactites and stalagmites forms playful figures and creates what looks like a fantasy world deep inside the mountain. On the guided tours, you will learn about creation of this imposing artwork created by mother nature throughout thousands of years, as you move between the different cabinets inside. After the tour, enjoy a refreshment in the cafeteria before continuing your adventure.

Visit the impressive stalactite caves

ses fonts ufanes nature park in campanet mallorca

SES FONT UFANES

One of the most interesting nature parks in Mallorca is found outside Campanet, namely the area of ses Fonts Ufanes. What makes Ses Fonts Ufanes such a remarkable place that universities from all over Europe come to study, is the hydro-geological systems that allows for storing rain water and reusing it during dry times. The nature park is a beautiful place to go for a walk and observe the Balearic wildlife in its natural element, there is a wide range of vegetation, flowers and animals living here.

Ses Fonts Ufanes nature park

old medieval chapel of sant miquel on the outskirts of campanet in mallorca

THE SANT MIQUEL CHAPEL

One of the landmarks of Campanet, is the old chapel of Sant Miquel that used to be the parish of the entire area including the neighboring village of Búger. The chapel of Sant Miquel (Saint Michael) was established shortly after the Catalan conquest of Mallorca (1229 – 1235), on the very spot where a Moorish mosque was. The chapel is one of the oldest and most well-preserved of its kind found in Mallorca, and free to visit every day.

Visit the Sant Miquel chapel

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ENJOY A REFRESHMENT AT THE PLACA MAJOR

Diagonally across from the parish church of Sant Miquel, you will see the (new) town hall. The building is called “Cas Metge Dolç” (House of Doctor Dolç), and was named after its first owner who built it in 1904. In 1912, the prestigious family of Gabriel Mateu Mairata, which gave it the name “Raïssa”.

To the right of the town hall, you see a bar. This house, was built in 1858-60 by Pere Antoni Santandreu Alomar betwenn who moved from Santa Margalida to Campanet to work as a notary. In 1928, the house was used as a social recreation center.

If you look to the right of the church, you will see another small square. This was until the middle of the 19th century the town cemetery. You can see a statue of Llorenc Riber, famous writer of the town. In the background, you will see a small convent and chapel. This convent was built in 1875-76, by the Augustinian nuns who had arrived in Campanet the year before. In 1923, the convent was expanded to also include the chapel, built in Neo-gothic style.

If you look the the left of the church, across the narrow street, you will see the Posada de Maçana. Back in the 16th century, this property has been documented as an inn, and has retained it’s family name of Bennàsser de Maçana until the early 20th century when the lineage stopped.

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THE OLD WELL OF GATELL

This is a splendid example of a lavoir and well dating all the way back to the 13th century, it is one of the oldest of its kind on the island. The well was in function all the way up until the 1960’s, which evidences the quality of the engineering done back in the Middle Ages. The well could still be functioning, unfortunately a piping job done in the 60’s went wrong and damaged the system severely.

Learn about the Well of Gatell

house of llorenc riber in campanet mallorca

THE HOUSE OF LLORENC RIBER

Llorenç Riber was a son of Campanet and went off to Palma to become a famous poet, writer and priest. The reason for his popularity in Mallorca, is found in his dedication to the Catalan language. Moreover, Riber’s works are interesting as they honor the Noucentisme, a Catalan movement that was a direct response to the Modernism.

House of Llorenc Riber

house of miquel sants oliver in campanet mallorca

THE HOUSE OF MIQUEL DELS SANTS OLIVER

Another interesting son of Campanet was Miquel Dels Sants Oliver, a jorunalist and high-intellect who created himself an admirable career in Barcelona. Sants Oliver was one of the protagonists in the creation of the Regionalism, a movement of intellectuals critical to the centralization of Spain. Moreover, as he worked as editor in chief at the La Vanguardia newspaper in Barcelona, it was the most distributed newspaper in Catalonia.

House of Miquel dels Sants Oliver

campanet medieval urban core

STROLL THE OLD URBAN CORE OF CAMPANET

This property, is believed to be the core foundation of Campanet, with origins back to the Islamic era.

If you walk into the narrow passage to the left of the building, you are at the old central square of the town.

The ground floor of the building, was up through the Middle Ages used as the prison.

Just across from this, you will see the old town hall that was used until the nineteenth century. The work was initiated by mayor, Joan Amer Bennàssar in 1879. The building was originally a public school.

On the first floor, you can see a relief displaying the coat of arms of Campanet.

old farmhouse in the village of ullaro outside campanet mallorca

WALK TO THE HAMLET OF ULLARÓ

Walking in the area of Campanet is by far one of the most popular things to do, namely because of the many things to see and the picturesque landscape. If you walk in the direction of Sa Pobla, northeast of Campanet, you will find the small hamlet of Ullaró, a former Moorish farm. Sure, the farmhouse has underwent several renovations since it was built in 902, but it is still impressive that it stands.

Ullaró

sculpture of philosopher ramon llull on a house facade in campanet mallorca

THE OLD TOWN BORDER MARK

The statue of Mallorcan philosopher, Ramon Llull, marks where the town border was up until the 17th century. In the neighbouring village of Búger that was once a part of Campanet, you can see more of these statues.

Where to stay

Where to stay in Campanet?

Campanet is one of the best places on the island to stay if you are looking to be close to nature and versatile areas. There are different accommodation options to choose from in Campanet, however, the most popular are the two imposing fincas, Monnaber Nou and Monnaber Vell situated north of the village, directly on the green slopes of the Tramuntana.

manor finca hotel monnaber nou in cvampanet mallorca

Monnaber Nou & Spa ****

The historic finca Monnaber Nou is as painted into the Campanet’s beautiful landscape on the green hillsides at the foot of the Tramuntana. The hotel offers a unique and luxurious seclusion in a charming and romantic setting, surrounded by unspoilt nature and olive groves as far as the eye can see. Monnaber Nou also offers a delicious cuisine that serves avant-garde Mediterranean cuisine filled with flavors and local ingredients.

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Monnaber Vell ****

This beautiful little finca hotel is the epitome of a true Mallorcan country house; rustic, charming and idyllic. The finca is beautifully rocked into the unspoilt landscapes here at the foot of the Tramuntana Mountains, far from noise, mass tourism and the hardships of everyday life. A stay at this finca is ideal for you who want to adventure in nature, but at the same time want a feeling of luxury and a high level of service.

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Market & Events

Weekly Market in Campanet

The weekly marked in Campanet is held on Tuesdays in Placa Major, the central square in the heart of the village. At the market, you can browse through and sample some of the delicacies of the island, such as sobrassada sausage, meats, cheeses, dried and fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and herbs. There is also a selection of crafts, leather products and Mallorcan ceramics to have a look at. Typically, you can do a good bargain at the local farmer markets in Mallorca instead of purchasing everything from stores.

 

 

Annual events and happenings

May

May fair

In early May, spring and early summer are celebrated in Campanet with a big city party that usually runs over the first weekend in May. For the party there will be marketplace, exhibitions, folk dances, music concerts and competitions, a very popular event among the residents.

Festes de Sant Victorià

Later towards the end of May, it’s once again time for partying and dancing in the small town when the celebration of Sant Victorià is on the doorstep. Throughout a whole week is celebrated with fun and cultural activities for both children and adults, organized by various associations in the city in collaboration with the municipality.

September

Festes de Sant Miquel

The biggest event in the Campanet is the celebration of the patron saint of the village, Saint Michael. The official day for the celebration is September 29, but already in the week leading up to there is a party in Campanet. A close program of cultural and fun activities and events is carefully planned to make the week as inviting as possible. Come and experience Campanet like you have never seen it before, with lots of life and fun in the streets, markets, exhibitions, dances, music, games and competitions.

Facts & History

History of Campanet

The history of Campanet goes back thousands of years, excavations and founds of artifacts in the area evidenced this. However, it was the Moors who first established farms in the area, one of them, the farmhouse of Ullaró, is still standing.

After the Catalan conquest of Mallorca (1229 – 1235) led by king Jaume I of Aragon, the island was divided in districts corresponding to the ones that was here during the Islamic era. Campanet, Sa Pobla, Búger and Ullaró was at that time one single area.

In 1368, Peter II of Aragon listened to wishes of the inhabitants and granted Campanet to become independent from Sa Pobla. In 1823, the congregation of Búger had grown big enough to separate itself from Campanet and was declared an independent parish.

Up through the Middle Ages, agriculture and horticulture was the main source of income in Campanet. It was not until the 20th century that the area saw significant changes to this. In 1945, the first shoe factory opened in Campanet, and just in that year more than 400,000 pair of shoes was produced, many of these delivered to the Spanish military. Industrialism continued to grow and industries such as construction and cement works started to flourish.

Today, shoe production and construction are still an important part of the income, however, during the past decade tourism has seen a significant progress in Campanet, as people are starting to see the opportunities of the area to escape the mass tourism destinations of Pollenca and Alcúdia.

Practical Info

Emergencies

Emergency: 112
National police: 091
Local police: 092
Guarda civil: 062
Fire: 080
Maritime emergencies: 900 202 202

Find an open pharmacy anywhere in Mallorca

To find an open pharmacy, or opening hours of a certain pharmacy, simply follow the link below to search for a pharmacy.

When on the page, select ‘Mallorca’ from the list and then select the town you need a pharmacy in from the drop down list.

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Town Hall

Plaça Major, 24
Telephone: +34 971 516 005

Public bus connections

 

Line 333: Campanet – Inca train station

  • Inca (Estació)
  • Inca (Gran Via de Colom)
  • Inca (Llevant)
  • Inca (Hospital)
  • Búger
  • Campanet
  • Inca (Antony’s)

Line 333 details here

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