Do you love the south of Mallorca, known as the Migjorn? If you do, you will probably be interested in properties for sale in Santanyí. This area has many charms: from its impressive artistic legacy, which dates from when it was one of the spiritual centres of Mallorca, to its marvellous beaches, especially the renowned Cala d’ Or.
Santanyí is home to an extremely interesting and attractive artistic heritage although it is relatively unknown. Due to having been one of the religious centres of Mallorca in the past, its monuments are of exquisite quality. In this respect, the name Santanyí comes from “Sant Anyell”, which is Saint Lamb in English.
A stroll through the narrow, quiet streets is always a pleasant experience and a visit to the Church of Sant Andreu is not to be missed. This building, dating from the 18th century, is unusually large and majestic for a small town and is a perfect reminder of the religiosity of the inhabitants in past times.
However, its organ is its biggest attraction and is considered as one of the most outstanding in Europe. Organ concerts still take place in this church and attract performers of international fame.
Cala d’Or is currently one of the popular places for tourists in Mallorca on account of it being the first development for tourism to be built, back in the thirties. Originally the development was called Cala d’Horta which over the years was shortened to the present name of Cala d’Or.
The area has beaches with fine, silvery sand and an impressive marine flora and fauna. The fortress known as El Fortin blends in with this natural environment in perfect harmony. It was built in the 18th century for defence purposes in the War of Spanish Succession.
A combination of wellbeing, nature and culture which captivates numerous visitors and which explains the wide range of houses for sale in Santanyí.
If you like the idea of living somewhere immersed in culture, your wish could come true if you buy one of the properties for sale in Santanyí. Santanyí is currently one of the places where many artists come to live. This is on account of both the stunning natural environment of the area and the cultural activity which is a tradition in this locality.
In addition to its dynamic musical tradition, centred on its marvellous organ, Santanyí also has a historical literary culture. Many of the most famous writers of Mallorca are or were originally from Santanyí (hence the so called Escuela de Santanyí, the name given to a group of some of the most important poets of Mallorca).
Painting is likewise a special activity in the locality where Mallorcan artists meet annually. So, which do you prefer? Music, painting or literature? You can enjoy whichever you prefer in Santanyí or discover your favourite activity in the company of the locals.
Are you captivated by this part of Mallorca? If so, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Pollentia Properties will be delighted to show you our wide range of properties for sale in Santanyí and to make it easy to find your place in Paradise.