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Making the journey into Porreres from Palma is for the most part relatively straightforward, however, as tends to be the case when
visiting rural towns and villages, complications can occur in the final parts of your journey.
Our advice here would be to purchase a good local map before travelling and to familiarise yourself with your route.
The journey itself requires the visitor to take the Ma-19 highway on leaving the airport and to head towards Llucmajor.
Upon arriving in Llucmajor, the driver will then need to head for Porreres. Although signposted locally, the aid of a good map will assist you greatly at this stage.
If however, you really have no desire to make your own way to Porreres, then there are always a good number of taxis available outside of the arrivals hall at the airport who would typically charge around 50 euro for the journey.
As with the other destinations on this site, a detailed version of this route, complete with links to maps where appropriate, is available from the Route Map link on the left hand frame of this page.
The relative size of the town is not large by any means, however, a population count of around 5,000 residents as of 2010 would suggest it to be larger than towns of a similar status. A closer look at the population statistics would also suggest that the town is quiet popular with foreign residents on the island. At 831 in total, as of 2007, they account for just over 17% of the overall town’s total population. With its convenient central location on the island, Porreres is roughly equidistant from the neighbouring towns of Llucmajor, Felanitx, Manacor and Algaida.
Porreres is typical of rural Mallorcan towns of its size. Traditional markets, local architecture and relaxed bars are the features of this town. The surrounding areas add to the tranquillity of the area, with monasteries, churches and expansive farmland all shaping the unique culture that this area of Mallorca gives.
The principle attractions that Porreres has to offer the tourist are located just outside of the town and will therefore require the use of a car. Perhaps the greatest of these is the Santuari de Montí-Sión - a simple chapel with wonderful views across the lowland plains and nearby coastlines.
The town itself tends to be lower key as far as attractions are concerned, with a firm emphasis on relaxation. The "Avinguda Bisbe Campins", which is the main street of the town, runs from the church to the town hall has recently been paved and pedestrianised, and is lined with a selection of bars and cafes offering visitors outside tables, chairs and parasols. This gives the place a lazy feel and one that is ideal for whiling away a couple of hours.
In addition to these, the town will hold a certain degree of appeal to those interested in art. The town hall, which is located at the end of the main street, is also a small modern art gallery containing the works of Salvador Dali.
So who would find a holiday in Porreres appealing? The answer would not be young children or adolescents who would find little interest in the slow paced life of the town and its neighbouring areas. However, for those who wish to experience the more cultural side of the island, whilst actively seeking the peace and quiet of a typical inland town, then Porreres certainly fits the bill.
Furthermore, its convenient locations make this town an ideal base to explore the wider island in general, even the more vibrant areas if you so wish. One thing you can be sure of is that where ever you go and whatever you do, you will certainly appreciate the laid back tranquillity Porreres has to offer.
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