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Montuïri municipality
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Montuïri (Spain)
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Basic data
Autonomous Community : Balearic Islands
Island: Mallorca
Comarca : Plà de Mallorca
Coordinates 39 ° 34 ′  N , 2 ° 59 ′  E Coordinates: 39 ° 34 ′  N , 2 ° 59 ′  E
Height : 172  msnm
Area : 41.09 km²
Residents : 2,912 (Jan. 1, 2019)
Population density : 70.87 inhabitants / km²
Municipality number  ( INE ): 07038
Nearest airport : Palma ( Son Sant Joan / Palma de Mallorca , 22 km )
Official language : Catalan , Castilian
Mayor : Joan Verger ( Més )
Website :
Location of the municipality
Location of the municipality of Montuïri

Montuïri is a municipality on the Spanish Balearic island of Mallorca with 2912 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2019), including 2281 in 2008 in the town of the same name. In 2006 the proportion of foreigners in the municipality was 13.5% (349), the proportion of German residents 2.8% (73). Montuïri is located in the center of the island near the main road MA-15, roughly halfway between Palma and Manacor .


Montuïri is one of the oldest towns in Mallorca. Among the Arabs, it formed one of the twelve districts in which the Mayurqa of that time was divided.

Like the rest of the island, Montuïri fell under the land allocation plan (Llibre de Repartiment of 1232) after the Catalan conquest, according to which the conqueror king Jaume I parceled the land and gave it to his nobles and loyal knights.

In 1300 Jaume II gave the place its own rights and a first, rectangular, town center was designed, which adjoins the Mühlenviertel. The eight mills of the Molinar, which are still preserved today, have shaped the profile of the place. Its stone towers, which used the wind as a source of energy, are a living testimony to a past that was dependent on nature and soil.

Over the centuries, new places and paths were added, but the medieval structure has been clearly preserved to this day.

The crisis years on the island in the 14th and 15th centuries did not leave Montuïri without a trace. Later, in the 18th century, the population shrank again due to devastating drought and plague.

Under the Franco regime , the cultural and political dynamism of the republican era disappeared, and national Catholicism of the post-war period made the church the dominant element of social and cultural life in the community.


  • Parish church of Sant Bartomeu , built in the 14th century, rebuilt in the 18th century
  • Parish office, around 1500
  • Mare de Deu de la Bona Pau chapel
  • Son Fornés archaeological site , a settlement of the Talayotic culture
  • Windmill Molí d'en Fraret
  • Es Molinar mill district , opened for inspection in 2010.
  • Puig de Sant Miquel nature reserve (hill 247 meters high)

Trade fairs and markets

  • Fira de sa Perdiu

For 12 years, the Fira de sa Perdiu, literally: Partridge Fair, has been celebrated in Montuïri on the first Sunday of December. An exhibition of partridges and a competition with them as decoys in the hunt are among the events of the fair. Otherwise you can buy typical local products, visit the animal show with sheep, goats, horses and dogs, and the arts and crafts exhibitions.

  • Weekly market on Plaça Major, Mondays


  • Sant Antoni on January 17th
  • Festa d'es Puig , on the Tuesday after Easter, with a pilgrimage to the Puig de Sant Miquel
  • Sant Bartomeu , patron saint on August 24th


The composer and teacher Antoni Martorell i Miralles (1913–2009) was born in Montuïri . A monument in front of the Sant Bartomeu church commemorates him.

Individual evidence

  1. Cifras oficiales de población resultantes de la revisión del Padrón municipal a 1 de enero . Population statistics from the Instituto Nacional de Estadística (population update).
  2. Montuïri se abre al turismo con molinos

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