PUIGPUNYENT
A land of rural estates

The town of Puigpunyent and hamlet of Galilea are the oldest original settlements in this municipality. The countryside around Puigpunyent reflects the strenuous agricultural activities of Mallorca’s big rural estates, taking advantage of terraced land and the available water resources, including springs, water supply channels and water mills. The most emblematic estates in this area are Son Nét and Son Fortesa.

Son Fortesa

Son Fortesa (M. A. Escanelles)

Sistema hidràulic son nét

Sistema hidráulico de Son Nét (M. A. Escanelles)

Puigpunyent and Son Nét’s water distribution network

If you set off from the parish church (1), the centre of medieval Puigpunyent, and walk down toward Sa Riera torrent, you will see the water distribution network used by Son Nét rural estate, made up of water supply channels, water mills and irrigation ponds. If you follow the water supply channel, you come to Son Nét mill (2) and Sa Resclosa weir (3). Son Nét stands on a hill surrounded by walled hillside terraces, overlooking the valley. Originally it was an Islamic farmstead, although the current buildings date back to the Baroque period. 

Starting out at Pou Nou well (4), if you walk along Carrer Major and the new road to Estellencs (Carretera Nova d’Estellencs), both dotted with examples of traditional architecture, you will reach a former monastery called Ca Ses Monges (5). On the road to Son Fortesa, you will find an old grain store - Caseta des Deume (6) -, used to pay ecclesiastical tithes. Son Fortesa (7) estate house, which crowns a spectacular series of stepped hillside terraces, still conserves an ancient water distribution network. The house stands out particularly for its 17th century Mannerist façade. A fork in the old road to Estellencs leads to Coll des Grau pass and Superna valley.

Caseta des deume

Caseta des Deume de Son Fortesa (Vicenç Sastre)

Galilea

This hamlet grew up in the late 16th century on an estate called Son Cortei. Part of Sa Mola was adapted for agricultural use by creating a series of hillside terraces, fields for growing fruit and vegetables and houses. In the centre of Galilea stands the parish church (1), built in 1810. Close by, in Carrer des Clapers street, is an 18th century peasant house called Ca ses Monges (2) and at number 8, you can find examples of painted roof tiles. At the top of the main street, Carrer Major, is Font des Obis (3), a public water tank. Crowning Sa Mola are the remains of twenty flour mills belonging to En Martí (4) and Can Soler (5). Continuing up the road, you reach an ice store (6).

Molí d'en Martí

Molino de En Martí (Vicenç Sastre)

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Pagina principal
Son Fortesa
Sistema hidràulic son nét
Molí d'en Martí
Galilea
Caseta des deume
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Routes and places of interest

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Molí d'en Martí
Puigpunyent: Galilea This hamlet grew up in the late 16th century on an estate called Son Cortei. See Route
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Caseta des deume
Puigpunyent and Son Nét’s water distribution network If you set off from the parish church (1), the centre of medieval Puigpunyent, and walk down toward Sa Riera torrent, you will see the water distribution network used by Son Nét rural estate, made See Route