Discover the magic of Son Servera, a true paradise in Mallorca! Located in the northeast of the island, our charming town offers a perfect combination of natural beauty, history, culture and gastronomy. Whether you’re looking to relax on the beautiful beaches or explore the rich cultural heritage of the region, Son Servera has something for everyone. In this article, we’ll take you on a journey through the main tourist attractions, local traditions, delicious gastronomy and incredible golf offer in this picturesque corner of Mallorca. Get ready to fall in love with Son Servera!
Son Servera is located on top of a hill overlooking the sea. With its historical roots in agriculture, livestock and fishing, this charming village has undergone a transformation thanks to the tourist boom. As a result, the hotel sector has become the main economic engine of the region. Despite this, Son Servera has retained its traditional charm and Mediterranean-style architecture, making it a picturesque and welcoming place to visit.
Main tourist attractions
Square and Church of Sant Joan
Right in the centre of Son Servera is the picturesque Plaça de Sant Joan, a lively and charming spot. Here, you can enjoy a relaxed atmosphere while you eat or have a drink in one of the cosy bars and restaurants that surround the square.
Also, don’t miss the church of the same name, with its imposing defence tower of the former possession of Frai Garí. The church of Sant Joan is a symbol of the history and tradition of Son Servera and its impressive architecture is sure to leave you open-mouthed.
Another place of interest in Son Servera is the Església Nova, an unfinished architectural work open to the sky. Designed by Joan Rubió, a disciple of the renowned architect Antoni Gaudí, this church displays the characteristic features of the best Catalan modernism. Its unique structure and architectural beauty make it a landmark in Son Servera.
For lovers of nature and outdoor activities, the greenway from Manacor to Artà is a unique opportunity to enjoy beautiful landscapes while hiking or cycling. This route, which follows the old train route, passes through the heart of Son Servera and will allow you to discover the natural beauty of the region in an active and healthy way.
Culture and traditions
Son Servera is a place full of traditions and customs rooted in the history of the region. Throughout the year, various festivities are celebrated that reflect the cultural identity of Son Servera. Some of the most outstanding festivities include:
The festivity of Sant Antoni, on 17th January, is one of the most important celebrations in Son Servera. During this festivity, bonfires are lit to honour Sant Antoni, the patron saint of animals. This age-old tradition attracts locals and visitors alike, creating a magical and festive atmosphere in the streets of Son Servera.
Almond Fair and Sant Ignasi
In February, the Almond Fair is a special occasion to celebrate one of Son Servera’s most emblematic local products: almonds. During this fair, local farmers and artisans exhibit their products and almond-related activities are organised. Moreover, the Almond Fair coincides with the festivity of Sant Ignasi or the Festa Promesa, which commemorates the removal of the sanitary-military cordon that encircled the town between May 1820 and February 1821, a period in which the bubonic plague devastated three quarters of the population.
SonServera Clown Festival
If you are looking for fun and laughter, the SonServeraClown Festival is the perfect event for you. During this festival, clowns and artists from all over the world come together in Son Servera to delight the audience with their comic performances. It is a time to disconnect, laugh and enjoy the magic of the circus.
Sant Joan Patron Saint Festivities
The Festes Patronals de Sant Joan are one of the most important and eagerly awaited festivities in Son Servera. For several days, the streets are filled with activities, music, dances, and fireworks to celebrate the patron saint of the town. It is a time of joy and camaraderie that unites the community of Son Servera.
Gastronomy and local products
The gastronomy of Son Servera is a delight for the senses. Fresh, high quality local products are combined with the culinary traditions of the region to create authentic and tasty dishes. Some of the most representative dishes and products of Son Servera are the following:
Sobrassada is one of Son Servera’s star products. It is a typical Mallorcan sausage made from minced pork, paprika, and spices. Its intense flavour and creamy texture make it a real delicacy. You can enjoy it spread on toast or use it as an ingredient in traditional dishes from the region.
Son Servera is famous for its high-quality almonds. These nuts are used in numerous culinary preparations, from desserts to savoury dishes. You can try roasted almonds, caramelised almonds or incorporate them in dishes such as the famous lamb with almonds.
The ensaïmada is one of Mallorca’s most emblematic sweets, and Son Servera is no exception. It is a spongy and delicate pastry, made with flour, sugar, lard, and eggs. You can enjoy it as it is or stuffed with cream, angel hair or chocolate. It is the perfect accompaniment to a good coffee or hot chocolate.
Given its past linked to fishing, Son Servera offers a wide variety of fresh fish and seafood. Local restaurants prepare delicious dishes with ingredients caught in the nearby waters. From sea bream and sea bass to lobsters and prawns, seafood lovers will find a real feast in Son Servera.
Herbs de Majorca
Herbs de Majorca is a typical Mallorcan herbal liqueur. It is a mixture of aromatic herbs such as fennel, aniseed and mint, macerated in eau-de-vie. Herbs de Majorca are served as a digestive drink after meals and are a sample of the rich gastronomic tradition of Son Servera.
Son Servera and golf
Son Servera is a dream destination for golf lovers. Club de Golf Son Servera is one of the oldest courses in Mallorca and offers a spectacular natural setting. The course meanders through beautiful Mediterranean landscapes, surrounded by pine trees and with breathtaking views of the sea. Both beginners and more experienced players will enjoy the unique experience of playing this historic course.
Don’t miss the opportunity to play one of the most outstanding golf courses in Mallorca while enjoying the beauty and tranquillity of Son Servera – book your tee time today!