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Within the town there is a good selection of bars and restaurants (local and international), as well as shops, chemists and newsagents. At the entrance to the town, coming from Son Serva, is a Michelin star restaurant, Es Moli d'en Bou. The building is a converted mill where the original stone structure has been preserved.
Placa Nova is the central square and the location of the church. The 18th Century facade hides a much older church which has a chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mary and a double barrel shaped roof.
Historically this area has been referred to as Santa Maria de Bellver, Bellver and Sant Llorenc des Bellver. This is the name documented in 1248 by the papal bull of Pope Innocent IV when referring to this, the first church built in the district at Son Vives.
The chapel referred to was later abandoned and a new church built on the site in 1360. There have been several extensions over the centuries. Visitors here can ask the priest to allow them to view the museum of historical religious documents and paraphernalia. In August traditional dancing can also be seen here.
On the outskirts of the town is the old railway station, which has been unused since 1977. The best view of the town can be seen from here. The local authority for the town is keen to redevelop this as a meeting and leisure area for the local people.
Thursday is market day in the town, however, for a wider selection of goods, a 20 minute drive away the town of Arta holds an 'artisans' market every Tuesday.
Pou Vellis is a square dedicated to Salvador Galmes, a local writer. This area used to be the where horses could be watered and women could clean clothes.
There are between 70 and 80 archaeological sites to be found within this area, from cave dwellings and cave burial sites to the talaiot remnants near S'Illiot. The basilica of Son Pereto dates from the Roman times. In 1612 the island was under constant coastal attacks and in 1617 the order was given for an old fortification to be built on. Thus Punta de n'Amer Fortress (Punta Amer Castle) was built and completed before the end of the century.
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