Get to know a different district
Sencelles has about 3,000 registered inhabitants and is one of the districts that forms part of the Pla de Mallorca. It consists of small villages; Biniali, Cas Canà, Jornets, Ruberts and Son Arrossa.
These small ‘llogarets’ are one of its main attractions, both for their characteristic architecture and for the legacy they have in themselves of rural Mallorca from past centuries, as during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries they were the centre of great agricultural activity, mainly dedicated to the production of wine. The cultural, gastronomic, architectural and archaeological they offer, make this small enclave a great destination to visit.
What not to miss in Sencelles
Son Fred Talayotic settlement
The Talayotic settlement of Son Fred dates from about 1,000 years B.C. and is one of the great archaeological sites of Mallorca, due to its large size and the good state of preservation of the remains found, which consist mainly of a circular structure formed by large blocks of stone and a central column.
Also the windmills are of great architectural interest, such as ca'n Picapebre, ca'n Cinto, d'En Ferreró, Son Pelea.
Characteristic of the district, are the crossroads that the visitor finds along the route; Creu de can Magí, Creu de sa Cometa, Creu de s'Era d'En Pelat, Creu des Rafal.
Sant Pere's Church
And a visit to Sant Pere's parish church, dating from 1705, is a must.
STAY IN SENCELLES
Fairs, festivals and markets
The people of Sencelles worship Saint Agatha as their patron saint, whose feast day is February 5, although there is a great vocation to the local Blessed Sister Francinaina Cirer, beatified in 1989 and founder of the order of the Sisters of Charity, a congregation dedicated to the poor and sick, whose feast day is celebrated on February 27.
Spring is synonymous with festivities in Sencelles, as on the second Sunday of May the villagers participate in the ‘Romeria de sa casa Blanca’ (a pilgramage), either on foot, on horseback or by carriage, following the tradition.
The following week, coinciding with the third Sunday of May, is the ‘Fira Major’, an event to show the rural past of the village which is followed by the Monday of ‘Firó’, a smaller but very established event.
Returning to agricultural reminiscences, the month of August hosts the ‘Embala’t’, a celebration that recalls the ancient festival of the harvest, an important moment in the rural life of the ancestors of Sencelles.