Sa Pobla is a municipality located on the northwest of Mallorca. It is bounded by Muro, Llubí, Inca, Búger, Campanet, Pollença, and Alcúdia to the northwest. It has an extension of 48.53 km² and a population around 11000 inhabitants. It is connected with Palma via motorway.
The name Sa Pobla” appeared for the first time in 1315 as “Pobla de Huyalfas” (meaning “water in the meadow” in Arab) as a result of the royal settlement founded by James II in 1300.
A total of 17 archaeological sites document its ancient history. Of the Talaiotic culture, it is important to highlight the Talaiot des Claper Gran. On the other hand, some amphorae, ceramics, coins and lead rails from the Roman period have also been found.
The municipality of Sa Pobla stretches over one of the most fertile agricultural areas on the island. Rice (arròs brut, literally “dirty rice”) and potatoes are the hallmark of Sa Pobla’s gastronomy and have been related to the daily life of this agricultural municipality for many centuries.
Sa Pobla shares with Muro S´Albufera Natural Park, where you can find over 200 bird species and about 30 fish species living in this protected area.
In the 19th century, some of the marshes of S’Albufera and that belonged to Sa Pobla were drained in order to obtain more land to cultivate.
The population of this municipality is mainly gathered in the village of Sa Pobla. In the outskirts, on the other hand, there is the oratory of Santa Margalida de Crestatx, the oldest one on the island (13th century).
The Museum of Saint Anthony and the Devil in Sa Pobla commemorates the popular festival of Saint Anthony. Located in Can Planes, it houses different elements of the festival, such as devils and figures with a big head.
Information of Interest
Oratory of Crestatx (13th century)
Autumn Fair in Sa Pobla (November). This fair complements the gastronomical diversity with exhibitions and cultural and children activities that revolve around agriculture, such as the recreation of rice fields and the demonstration of its traditional cultivation.
S’Albufera Natural Park
Saint Anthony’s Eve. On January 17, bonfires, devils, songs, ximbombes (friction drums) and espinagades (with eels from S’Albufera), arroz brut and wine take over Sa Pobla.
Ethnographic Museum of Saint Anthony and the Devil
Contemporary Art Museum
LINK OF SA POBLA TOWN COUNCIL
Official reserve accommodation
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