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Es Trenc (Campos)

Es Trenc (Campos)

Campos is a Spanish town and municipality located in the southern part of Mallorca, in the Balearic Islands. On the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, this municipality borders those of Lluchmayor, Porreras, Felanich, Santañí and Las Salinas. The bell-ring municipality includes the population centers of Campos, La Rápita (sa Ràpita), Alto de la Rápita (Dalt de sa Ràpita), El Paraíso (sa Vinyola), Las Covetas (ses Covetes), La Sorda (sa Sorda) and The Palmer (it's Palmer). The town was founded at the beginning of the fourteenth century, derived from the Ordinations of Jaime II of Mallorca, when the main towns of the island were established. The origin of the place name of the municipality predates the Muslim conquest. The town's coat of arms is made up of a bear raised in reddish tones on a silver background. The economy of this municipality has been linked since its foundation to agriculture. Their lands are fertile so that, until a few years ago, an agriculture based on irrigated crops was developed. Currently the two coastal centers have been developed from the old recreational centers of the inhabitants of the town.

Place of interest

The Church of San Julián was built between 1858 and 1873. The building is in neoclassical style. The 16th century bell tower and some older 18th century chapels are preserved. Inside, the large vault and the luminosity of the white walls with golden details stand out. The parish museum is located inside the ecclesiastical outbuildings.

The city of Campos had an urban defense system consisting of seven square defense towers which protected the city from enemy attacks by preventing access to the interior. They are distributed throughout the historic center and were built in the 16th century.

The municipal auditorium was the church of the old Campos hospital. Built in the 16th century, it is Gothic in style with ribbed vaults.

In the 17th century, the Convent of San Francisco was founded. It is worth highlighting the Baroque facade and the altarpieces inside. The cloister has an interesting historical and artistic value.

The San Blas Oratory is one of the earliest churches in Mallorca, as it was built after the conquest, retaining a small, primitive Gothic style. The oratory has a garden, a former cemetery.

The Campos velodrome, popularly known as Sa Pista, was one of the most important in Spain. It was inaugurated in 1935 and is currently in disuse.

The trench beach has great natural and scenic value, as it is a sandy area with completely intact dunes. Currently, he is studying the possibility of transforming this area into a natural park.

The natural area of El Trenc-Salobrar de Campos is the area of greatest ecological value in Campos. Many birds visit and live in this region. The reed, the tamarisk and the sea fennel form a particular landscape of great interest.

The only natural hot springs / baths in the Balearic Islands: San Juan de la Fuente Santa Spa.

Its reddish soil allows the caper plant to grow naturally (and makes its typical summer landscape). Along with the town of Llubí, these are the only two towns where they occur naturally.