Els Calderers estate

An excursion tip for the last day if you still have 2-3 hours to spare because your flight doesn't leave until the evening. On the way to the airport between Manacor and Montuïri, you only have to take a short diversions to get to the old Els Calderers estate .

If you are interested in the history of Mallorca, you will soon come across the year 1229, when an armada of 150 ships under King Jaime I of Aragon attacked the island to liberate it from the Moors. After the loss-making conquest, Jaime I proclaimed himself King of Mallorca and rewarded his knights by distributing landed estates to them and granting rights to townhouses in Palma. This led to the development of the landed gentry, who lived in splendid city palaces in Palma in winter and spent their summer holidays in lavish manor houses.

Els Calderers was first mentioned in a document in 1285 and later passed into the ownership of the noble Veri family, who built the current main house from 1750, whose magnificently furnished rooms can be visited along with the original farm buildings and equipment. If you're lucky, you'll be the only guest, but if you're unlucky, you might end up in a group of travellers who are brought here by bus, especially on Wednesdays when the nearby market in Sineu takes place.