Famous throughout the island for the excellent quality of its wines and liqueurs, grouped under the Binissalem denomination of origin, the municipality of Santa María del Camí is part of the Raiguer district. Thanks to its location, it has been a crossroads for travellers, who passed through its countryside of almond and carob trees and vineyards on their way to Palma de Mallorca all throughout history. In fact, during Arab rule, the area was called Maüia, which meant ´stop on the wayside´.
After arriving, visitors can stroll through its historic centre to Casa de la Vila, the seventeenth-century Town Hall, or the eighteenth-century Baroque parish church, with its handsome tiled campanile. The area of Els Hostals also contains buildings of interest, such as the convent of los Mínims, which dates from the seventeenth century, and Sa Sínia, an ancient well, now restored.
The village is located on a plain in the municipality, which is bordered by the Tramuntana Mountains. Popular destinations for hikers are Puig de Son Seguí, with its hermitage, and Puig de S´Estremera, located at opposite ends of the municipality: A good idea is to pass through the beautiful Coanegra valley, by the houses at Son Torrella, and finish the stroll in spectacular Son Pou cave, which reaches 50 metres high in its main chamber.
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