About sa Rectoria de Petra
The rectory of the pastoral village of Petra can be dated back to 1570. The building carries the name “Recoria vella”, meaning, the old rectory.
The charming sculpture inside the yard, is known as a “Pagesa/Payesa”, a typical Mallorcan uniform worn by women. The statue symbolizes a great part of the inhabitant’s self-understanding, not only in Petra, but all over Mallorca.
The most noticeable feature of this building, is the arched wall that encloses the small courtyard. These arches, was added to the property in the 20th century.
Standing in front of the main entrance of the building, look on the left facade of it. Here you will see a relief of Sant Vicenç Ferrer, a famous Valencian Priest who once preaches here, from 1413. To the left of this relief, is the coat of arms of rector Riera Font, one of the most remarkable priests from Petra.
One of the most pastoral and charming little villages in the rural heart of Mallorca. The village breaks record of how many religious buildings a village of this size can hold, nevertheless, it offers a great selection of places of interest to explore, as well as ambient bars and restaurants. Choosing accommodation for your rural holiday in Petra, typically includes a charming finca or agroturismo in the local area, especially the latter is highly recommended trying here. Another choice is the cosy and charming small boutique hotel situated in the very heart of Petra.