Founded in prehistoric times, between 3,000 and 1,400 BC, Santa Maria has a long tradition of wine production, as well as gaining importance as an exporter of brandy to numerous countries in Europe and beyond. The journey to Santa Maria takes you through estates adorned with almond trees, which provide the famous white almond blossom each year in January and February. Today, Santa Maria has historically important buildings and an ancient crossroads at its heart.
Without a doubt, Santa Maria is also a great shopping destination, large and small, especially on Sundays. Bargain hunters will be delighted with all the fresh produce, plants and livestock on offer at the bustling weekly Sunday market. On the other hand, there is the nearby Mallorca Fashion Outlet, a shopping centre with a wide variety of outlet shops.
In terms of local produce, it is also considered one of the best places in Mallorca to buy authentic products, as, in addition to wine and food, you can also find Mallorcan woven fabrics and handmade products from abroad. Those looking for Mallorcan souvenirs may be interested in the locally produced fabric called "tela de lengua", or look for unique ceramics from potters or artists who have settled in the area.
One of the main attractions is the Sunday market, which runs from the main street, through one of Santa Maria's many hidden squares. And for wine lovers, there are some of Mallorca's best wine cellars to visit in the Santa Maria area, with the famous producer Macia Batle.
Historically significant buildings worth seeing in the village include a 17th century Renaissance town hall and a Baroque parish church from the same century. On the other hand, in Santa Maria there is plenty to do in the surrounding area, especially in terms of rural activities or places to eat. If you like hiking, in Santa Maria there is a wide variety of routes to explore the beauty of nature, such as the Coanegra Valley, which can be done on foot or by bicycle.
A short distance away are many charming villages that are definitely worth a visit. And without a doubt, it is the perfect village to enjoy the outskirts of the island, being at the same time close to the centre of Palma. It is about 20 minutes away by car and has many public transport options, such as the train station and bus stops.
As far as schools are concerned, the village itself has a public school and also offers the possibility of being able to easily get to the nearest institutes and schools, such as the University of the Balearic Islands which is only 10 minutes away from the village.
Santa Maria is one of those villages where you will feel the Mallorcan charm, and at the same time you will be able to enjoy the proximity to the centre of the island and the beaches. The village of Santa Maria offers everything you need, as it is a village that has both urban life and nature, and above all in terms of trade of products, both traditional and local, as well as international.
Without a doubt, in Palmer Inmobiliaria we know perfectly all the areas and neighborhoods of Mallorca, so we will be happy to advise you and help you find the property that best suits all your needs and fits as much as possible to your budget. Our advisors will help you in a personal and professional way to find the home you have always dreamed of in the village of Santa Maria.