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Puigpunyent


Set on the eastern slopes of the Tramuntana Mountains, Puigpunyent is a natural enclave of exceptional beauty located very close to Palma de Mallorca. Several summits in the mountain chain located nearby make the municipality the ideal starting point for excursions of all kinds,

The valley of Puigpunyent is surrounded by Puig de Galatzˇ, 1035 metres high, Mola de la PlanÝcia, 932 metres high, and Fita des Ram, 833 metres high. Pine trees make up most of its forests, which also include beautiful examples of hundred-year-old holm oak trees. Of interest is the vegetation on the slopes of Sa Riera Torrent, which originates on Son Vic de Superna farmstead and empties into the Bay of Palma.

The eighteenth-century church of la Assumpciˇ de la Mare de DÚu, located in Puigpunyent, and the neo-classical church in the hamlet of Galilea are the main attractions of local architecture. Traditionally, its forest resources and dry-irrigation agriculture were the basis of Puigpunyent┤s economy.

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