The parish church of Costitx, is the crown of the village
Costitx might not be big, nor does it have a lot of stores or restaurants, but it symbolizes life in Mallorca during medieval times.
In 1236, Arnau de Santacília, a priest from from Catalonia, laid the first bricks of a church in Costitx. Already in 1242, the church was taken out of service, as the division of the island forced the parish church to be in neighbouring village of Sencelles.
Costitx became an independent parish in 1695, as the amount of landowners grew increasingly like the congregation. The construction of a brand new church could begin, which is the one you see today. It was done in 1772, and the local sculptor Bartomeu Picornell, finished the altarpiece in 1779.
While visiting the church, make sure to also visit the rectory behind the church, to see its collection of baroque paintings of Virgin Mary.
Costitx is one of the smallest villages in the es Pla region out here on the rural countryside, yet one of the most popular holiday destinations amongst tourists looking for beauty, tranquillity and rural ambience. Costitx is well-known for its many interesting places of interest to explore closer, therefore, it is not a rare sight to see tourists walking or driving in the local area with the cameras ready. Your accommodation in Costitx will be in one of the many beautiful fincas or villas in the rural surroundings, offering modern yet authentic facilities.
Find things to do and see and accommodation in Costitx here