The town at the heart of Majorca

The town of Sineu lies right at the centre of Majorca, on the plain "Es Plà". Due to its specific location, the small village is the Majorcan settlement which is the farthest away from the sea. Apart from different historic sights, such as the gothic parish church Nuestra Senyora de los Angeles and the monastery Convento de las Monjas, the municipality offers a particular annual attraction. Each year, on the first sunday in may, the spring fair takes place which had been started by king Sanç in 1318 and consequently is the oldest Majorcan fair. Besides agricultural products, the fair exhibits arts and crafts as well as traditional stock farming. The latter is quite an exceptional tradition: Live stock is put on sale. Different merchants offer chicken and pigs on the market place, the centre of Sineu. This tradition is kept also on weekly market days. Each wednesday, many stock farmers and locals as well as tourists come to the market, since the cattle and crafts market in Sineu is by far the most famous market on the island. Beside handmade souvenirs, one can also discover and purchase home-grown fruits, vegetables or plants.