The heart of Mallorca

Sant Joan is a district in the Pla de Mallorca region, located in the centre of the island.Despite being an inland village, if you stroll through its streets, full of hills, you get the feeling of being in a mountain village. The district, which has a surface area of 38.5 square kilometres, borders the towns of Montuïri, Sineu, Lloret, Vilafranca, Petra and Porreres.

Sant Joan is a mainly agricultural district and from the upper part of the village, at an altitude of 150 metres, you can see the fields of fruit trees, some orchards and, above all, cereals, one of the main crops of the district,along with garlic.

Despite being part of the Pla de Mallorca, in San Joan there are three small mountains that can be reached by taking a stroll. Specifically, these are the peaks of Sant Nofre, with there is a chapel dedicated to this saint, Ses Algorfes and Es Castellots, near the Solanda country estate.

A little bit of history

The name Sant Joan (Saint John) comes from the Portuguese knight Arias Yánez, who in 1235, when the district was still part of Sineu, baptised it with the name of his home village, Sant Joan de Verí in Coimbra. Years later, in 1298, it became independent from Sineu and became a district by itself, keeping that name. In the year 1300 it was definitively established as a town.

Sant Joan has 42 catalogued archaeological sites, and preserves the traces of the different cultures that have populated the district over the centuries, from pre-Talayotic to medieval times, including the Roman and Islamic periods.

Accommodation & Gastronomy

Discover all the establishments in Sant Joan.

Every Thursday Sant Joan hosts a weekly market where you can find everything from fruit and vegetables from local producers, to preserves,cold meats and local cheeses .The weekly market also other products such as clothes and craft products.

Weekly market