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Agri-fair of Sant Joan celebrates the traditional agriculture of the area
Once again, the rural village of Sant Joan celebrates the traditional values of agriculture that dominates the culture in this area of Mallorca
If you’re not either farmer or particular interested in agriculture and techniques, you can still enjoy a trip back in time and a great relaxed atmosphere in the Majorcan countryside.
The agri-fair will offer plenty of treats for all senses such as foods, tapas, children’s fun fair, drinks and music. There’s absolutely no reason not to enjoy an afternoon in great atmosphere.
This years agri-fair in Sant Joan is held today, on April 30.
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Traditional fair of various exhibitions
The agri-fair in Sant Joan, will be featuring various exhibitions that demonstrates the farming and agricultural works of the local areas. Tractors, tools, live stock and new products will be on the display for all curious visitors of the fair.
This year features something new and exciting, namely the focus on green energy in agriculture and farming. Especially an island such as Mallorca, which environment suffers greatly from the usage of mass tourism is in need of new thinking and alternative energy sources.
Well good news, the focus will be on electricity driven cars, motorcycles and tractors in this year’s edition of the agri-fair. Also, in the center of the village, a power charger has been set up for people to have their electric accessories charged.
good agriculture is the key to good food
The agri-fair in Sant Joan, is a great reminder to all of us how important environmental farming is to the agriculture and the health benefits of the products.
On this year’s agri-fair, you will be experiencing the taste of local Sant Joan produce at the bars and restaurants of the village at very discounted prices.
Also, don’t miss the great art exhibition in the old slaughterhouse of Sant Joan ‘l’Escorxador’, called “Vin i Arte”, which displays works of local artists focusing on the theme ‘wine’.
Mallorca's Top sightseeing attractions
Palma cathedral La Seu is an amazing sight, both from the inside and outside. Palma cathedral is one of the biggest in Europe, and great artists like Gaudi have worked on the amazing temple. There are guided tours and you can even visit the rooftop terraces offering magical views.
The Antique Train
The antique train is a great attraction for young and adults. The ride takes you through some of the most beautiful areas of the Tramuntana, passing through orange plantations, olive groves and green valleys. The authentic feeling of the old marhogany cars bumping along the rails completes the experience.
Castell de Bellver
Castell de Bellver is a unique castle, due to its round shape and splendid location on a hilltop above Palma's bay. Much of Mallorca's most dramatic times are linked to the Bellver castle, and you will also find Palma's historical museum here. It's a great attraction for all ages.
Cuevas del Drach
Cuevas del Drach (Dragon Caves) is a great attraction to visit for all ages. Inside the stalagmite and stalactite caves in Porto Cristo, you will meet a true wonder of nature, along with the biggest underground lake in Europe on which an orchester will play a beautiful live concert on before you can enjoy a short ride.
Santuari de Lluc
Santuari de Lluc is a monastery situated deep in the highest areas of the Tramuntana, in divine natural surroundings. Lluc is a great attraction for everyone, you can discover the ethnological museum, enjoy a concert by the famous child choir, visit the botanical gardens and see the holy Madonna.
A visit to the ethnological museum of La Granja in the mountain village of Esporles takes you on an interesting journey back in time to discover how life in mallorca was for the wealthy landowners and their servants. La Granja is a museum suitable for all ages, there is plenty to see and do here for young and adults.
Sa Dragonera is an island and protected nature reserve just off the coast of Sant Elm, Andratx. Sa Dragonera is home to indigenious lizards that are very human-friendly, and has become a trademark of Mallorca. About on the beautiful island, you can walk along multiple trails to some of the most amazing vantage points and find ancient watchtowers from the time of pirates.
The royal Almudaina Palace is closely linked to multiple epochs in the history of Mallorca. The ancient palace was built as the seat for the Moorish governor back in the 10th century, and was the first building in the city of Palma as we know it today. Inside you will discover an impressive collection of ancient artifacts and artworks, along with the authentic surroundings of the palace that is now used by the royalties of Spain when visiting the island.