In addition to its quiet location, Porreres is particularly appealing because of its originality and romantic flair. Traditional Mallorcan architecture and original natural stone fincas dominate the townscape. The approx. 5,000 inhabitants live mainly from apricot and wine growing. The well-known winery of the winegrower Jaume Mesquida has been producing excellent wine since the 1970s.
Property owners benefit in Porreres from a high quality of life, recreation and the Mediterranean lifestyle. You should also take time to try local dishes made with fresh produce. In the heart of the island you will find many excellent country hotels and restaurants with great food and wine.
The Franciscan monastery ‘Santuari de Monti-Zion’, built in 1551, is located two kilometres from Porreres. The Way of the Cross between Porreres and the monastery was built in 1497. The monastery is simple, but easy to reach on foot despite the slight incline. Once at the top, you are rewarded with a spectacular view of the surrounding landscape. For those interested in archaeology, the area around Porreres has several Bronze Age settlements and 36 windmills that testify to the village’s agricultural roots.
If you want to explore the different corners of Mallorca, Porreres is a good, central starting point. The charming natural landscape surrounding Porreres invites you to enjoy a variety of sports and leisure activities. The surroundings invite you to go hiking and cycling along the vineyards and apricot groves. No part of the island is really far away from here and on your return you can enjoy the tranquillity of the small village far away from the tourist crowds. Spend relaxing evenings alongside locals and expats and get to know the true rural life of Mallorca.
In addition, owners of properties in Porreres benefit from the proximity to beautiful bathing beaches, which they can reach in max. 30 minutes (such as Es Trenc beach). Bright sandy beaches and turquoise blue sea provide the perfect backdrop for swimming, sunbathing and relaxing.
Porreres is one of those villages on Mallorca that is not necessarily on the way and is located in the island’s interior about 30 minutes south-east of the lively capital Palma. If you want to get to the southeast from Palma, take the motorway via Llucmajor to Campos, Santanyí or Felantix. If you need to get to Manacor, take the motorway via Montuïri. Porreres lies in a blind spot, and is therefore often visited by cyclists, who then sit in their shiny jerseys in the cafés on the Plaça and drink cyclists’ drinks. To get there, they usually use the small country road that leads from Llucmajor to Porreres, and this is truly one of the most scenic back roads on the island.
Porreres is an austere beauty that only reveals itself at second, if not third, glance. Streets with closed doors and shutters, plus a massive church that almost crushes the place.