Santa Ponsa

Now a thriving holiday resort, and popular destination for British and German property owners, it is hard to believe that 40 years ago there was only one hotel in the town. However, Santa Ponsa is steeped in history going back well beyond the last 40 years. It was here that King Jaime disembarked on 10th September 1229 in his quest to conquer the island and take it from the Moors after more than 300 years of Muslim domination. One of the biggest Fiestas in Mallorca takes place in Santa Ponsa in the week leading up to the second Sunday in September, to commemorate the landing of Jaime. The spot where King Jaime arrived in Santa Ponsa is remembered by Santa Ponsa's best known landmark, the cross at the entrance to the Marina. It is a popular haunt for holidaymakers, and spectacular views across the Bays of Santa Ponsa and Paguera can be enjoyed.

It is a walk not to be missed during your stay in Santa Ponsa. Every September on the main beach, there is a re-enactment of the battle between the Moors and the Christians. This is preceded by colourful parades around the town's streets. After conquering Mallorca, the island became part of the Kingdom of Aragon until later becoming part of the Kingdom of Spain. Another landmark, little known to many people, is a small church on the main road to Palma (opposite the sewage farm!) Known as the Chapel of Sa Pedra Sagrada (Sacred Stone) it is, according to legend, on the site where the Christians celebrated their first mass on the island following the conquest.

No weather conditions found for Santa Ponsa

There are no reviews available. Be the first to submit a review!

Find Businesses and Services in Santa Ponsa, Balearic Islands

Do you have, or know of, a company or business that operates in Santa Ponsa?

Click here to register and add the company!

Featured Businesses

Featured Businesses