Bodegas Macià Batle
Known by the locals as just Santa Maria, this rural market town is located within the heart of the wine district in central Mallorca and is home to one of the biggest names in wine on the island, Bodegas Macià Batle.
Santa Maria is well-known in Mallorca for its Sunday market and is very well-visited due to the excellent transport links to the town from the rest of the island. The town transforms from sleepy to vibrant as people gather in the marketplace to purchase fresh fruit and vegetables and locally made crafts.
Plaça de la Vila
Located on a flat central plain at the doorstep of the Serra de Tramuntana, Santa Maria is an attractive little town with wonderful views of the Tramuntana mountain range and is surrounded by olive and almond trees and a an increasing number of vineyards.
The town itself has a quiet medieval square, the Plaça de la Vila where you will find the 17th century Town Hall. Narrow streets, pretty squares and a good choice of shops, restaurants and cafes all help to retain this picturesque, authentic Mallorcan town’s reputation as one of the island’s creative centres.
Roba de llengues
'Roba de llengues' is manufactured in Santa Maria, this is a cotton material with very bright zigzag patterns often used to make bedding, curtains and upholstery. You will see examples of this for sale in most markets around the island.
Despite a high demand for the county-style fincas from International buyers, the population of Santa Maria remains mainly locals.