The name Puigpunyent comes from the sharp shape of the UNESCO World Heritage Galatzó Mountain, which is in the Tramuntana area and is the highest mountain in the region.
In the region of Puigpunyent there is 2 main settlements, the town of Puigpunyent and the village of Galilea.
Puigpunyent has become known as an area for environmentally friendly initiatives, such as the promotion of recycling and electricity supplies from solar panels.
It the highest rate of recycling in Spain, thanks to the help of all the town, reducing non-reusable waste by 70%, creates 8.000kWh of clean electricity and reducing 8.000Kg of CO2 emissions.
Due to its proximity to Palma and its beautiful views, it should be a mandatory visit when coming to Majorca.
It has a couple of luxury hotels, some rural hotels, restaurants, and bars. Near the town you’ll also find the Reserve of Galatzó, Son Puig Winery and lots of mountain and cycling paths.
In the area there are also numerous prehistoric monuments to visit, such as “talaiots“, typical Spanish and Arabic architecture and other remains from the Arabic period of Majorca.
A popular destination for those who make the trip out to Puigpunyent, is the 400 year old church dating from the early 18th Century.
A talaiot is a tower building from prehistoric times, made of stone, with the function of controlling or protecting the area.
Most of them are square or round shaped with diameter of 8 to 17 metres.
The annual festival for Puigpunyent is held on the 15th of August.
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Mark Kaye is a travel writer and content creator living in Majorca, Spain. Originally from the UK, Mark moved to the island and quickly fell in love with Majorcan culture, food, and scenic landscapes. When he’s not busy writing detailed guides about Majorca’s top tourist attractions and hidden local gems, you can find him out exploring coastal trails or wandering the streets of Palma’s Old Town in search of his next great restaurant discovery.