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What to see and do in Campanet

Sa Plaça Major (the main square)

The Plaza Mayor of Campanet is the main square of the town and where everything happens. In summer it is a very lively place where friends and neighbours gather in the cool of the day to share chats and gatherings while having a drink in the two bars that exist: Cas Reto Bar and Es Club Bar. Apart from these two places there are more places to eat in Campanet.

With the arrival of winter and the drop of the mercury in the thermometer, the Plaça Major loses a bit of its life as campaneteros prefer to spend more time at home in the warmth of the many chimneys that can still be seen smoking.

Plaza Mayor of Campanet in Mallorca

Campanet Town Hall

It is located just opposite the Parish Church of the Immaculate Conception.

Parish Church of the Immaculate Conception of Campanet

The first parish church was built in Pla de Tel on the outskirts of the village, the Church of Sant Miquel, a gothic church from the time of the Catalan conquest in the 13th century, located very close to the Caves of Campanet and probably built on top of an even older building.

It was the main parish of the town since 1248, although in 1315 Sa Pobla became its owner, and in 1368 it returned to the hands of the campaneteros.

In 1425, the parish was moved to the Plaça Major where another church had been built previously.

Exterior

The exterior of the church of Campanet has a sober façade, typical of Mallorcan Baroque, lined with limestone and ending in a cornice. The portal and the rose window are the highlights.

The doorway is formed by two simple pilasters on which the entablature rests. In the upper part of the doorway, in the tympanum, a small niche holds the image of the Immaculate Conception.

The rose window has two mouldings: the inner one with helical grooves and the outer, smooth one.

The quadrangular bell tower is attached to the right side of the façade. It has two distinct bodies:

  • 1st section: it has 7 bays separated by the impost lines; in the 5th bay is the clock and in the last two bays, on each side, two pointed windows.
  • 2nd body: pyramid-shaped, crowns the tower.

Interior

The church of Campanet is a Baroque church with a single nave covered with a groin vault divided into six sections by transverse arches.

On both sides are 12 paintings depicting the apostles. At the main entrance to the church is the choir, supported by a bell-shaped arch and a ribbed vault.

High Altar

The main altar dates from the 18th century and is the work of Pere Joan Obrador. It stands out for its theatricality. In the centre, a niche with the image of the Inmaculada presides over the church. Above it is the image of Saint Michael, patron saint of Campanet, with a sword in his right hand.

Organ

The Portal dels Homes (of the men) or del Fossar (of the cemetery) is located in the third chapel on the right, entering through the main doorway. Above the portal is the organ (1735-1737), the work of Lluís Navarro. It underwent changes and transformations throughout the 19th century. The restoration, carried out by Pere Reynés in 1996, was completed.

When in 1717 Rector Miguel Martí Tamorer ordered the construction of this baroque church, In those days, the houses of the Campanet people were not very high off the ground, so you could have privileged views of the Sierra deTramuntana, of the Puig Tomir and of Massanella mountains as the highest mountains visible from there.

The tomb of Miquel Martí is in the centre of the church, down the Presbytery.

This church was completed in 1774 and was built on the remains of an earlier church. The result of Father Miguel’s “worries” and sleepless nights is a frugal and moderate temple, but with an impressive floor plan.

Inside the Church of the Immaculate Conception of Campanet we can see works such as a statue of the Virgin made in 1578 and located in the Chapel of San Juan Bautista. Also the body of a Roman soldier from the catacombs and in the Chapel of Sant Victorià is the martyr Victorianus.

The church today

This church is located in the main square, the Plaça Major. With its presence it dresses up and gives a touch of distinction to the square, which would not be the same without it.

Ses Fonts Ufanes

The main attraction of this village, and what it is best known for, among other things, are the following Ses Fonts Ufanes (Las Fuentes Ufanas), which are natural outflows of water occurring at different points in the same area, and which occur after episodes that leave heavy rainfall in the Puig Tomir Massif and surrounding areas.

Campanet Caves

The other attraction of this idyllic village are the Caves of Campanet, which together with the Caves of Drach and the Caves of Hams in Portocristo, form the set of the most important caves to see and visit in Mallorca.

Cultural and leisure offer in Campanet

The cultural and leisure offer is very lively and extends throughout the year in the following:

  • Primavera musical. (musical spring) It is a series of music concerts held in May and June.
  • Fira de Maig. Exhibition of artisan and gastronomic products held on the 2nd Sunday in May.
  • Lunes de Pascua. (Eastern Monday) Parade of the “quintos” singing the traditional “gozos” and pine tree festival.
  • Martes de Pascua. (Easter Tuesday) Pilgrimage and Sant Miquel’s Day.
  • Festes de Sant Victorià. (Sant Victorià Festival) They start on the Friday before the first Saturday in July. Various activities for the population and the surrounding villages.
  • Traditional markets. Every Tuesday in Plaça Major and every Saturday in Plaça de Son Pocos.
  • Otoño cultural. (Cultural autumn) Theatre, music and film shows. October, November and December.
  • Fira de la Salut. (Health Festival) Treatments, massages, books, food, cosmetics, talks and more. 3rd Sunday in September.
  • Second-hand market. Held on the 2nd Saturday of each month.
  • Sant Miquel festivities. Festivities of the Patron Saint are celebrated on September 29th.
  • Christmas market. Held on the 2nd Sunday in December.

If you are liking this town we recommend you to read a little about the history of Campanet, you will understand the origin of its name and how it has evolved over time.

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