Santa Maria del Cami is very known for its market held every Sunday which attracts visitors from all over the island and for its wine cellars.
Santa Maria is a typical Mallorca village with narrow streets and traditional stone townhouses. Today the village is home to about 6000 people. Historically the village has always been a crossroad for travellers and back in time when the Arabs rule the island it was known as “Maula” meaning “stop on the wayside”. Today the village is a popular spot for tourists exploring the island and for cyclists taking a break as they pass through. The village is surrounded by miles of wonderful road biking and the landscape is dominated by the wide open countryside with almond and carob trees and vineyards. The area around Santa Maria del Cami is well known for its wine and liquors which are produced here.
The village is not only a crossroad but there is much more to discover. With a long history and with the first cultural traces dating back to 3000 and 1400 BC the locals are aware of the great heritage of their ancestors and to date the men and women of the village have preserved and value their traditions and customs.
There is much to see and explore in and around the village. You can wander the narrow streets and see the beautiful stone town houses with architecture from the 17th, 18th and 19th century. Visit the Town Hall which is located in the center of the village and it is a typical 17th century Renaissance building. In the past the Town Hall served as a prison and today visitors can still see the iron fence and small windows looking into the room where prisoners were held.
When visiting Santa Maria del Cami you should not miss to see the beautiful parish church which is an example of Mallorca’s barque past. The church was built in 1718 but it was not completed until 1756. For those that seek shopping, the Plaça dels Hostals is the main shopping area and here you will find a good variety of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.