Majorca is best known for its beaches, but it is also very beautiful and scenic inland too. Renting a self catering villa in Sineu is the best way to enjoy a quieter environment, yet be within easy reach of the coast for visits to the beach. The old town of Sineu is dominated by the Gothic cathedral and it is surrounded by beautiful meadows and views of the mountains. There is even an old windmill here, an indicator of the fresh breezes which are welcome in the summer heat of the Balearic Islands.
Step back in time when you wander around the medieval town of Sineu, just a short distance from your self catering villa. The market was started in 1306 by King James II and it is still held every Wednesday. The local agriculture and livestock is all traded here as farmers trade their animals and fresh produce. It is popular with tourists too, so take a seat at one of the local restaurants and watch the world go by with a glass of rioja and a local paella.
May is a great month for visiting Sineu as the temperatures are very pleasant and the Fair comes to town! Sineu fair is the oldest and most popular fair in Majorca and dates back to 1318 when King Sancho gave permission for the fair. Early visits are advisable to avoid the crush, and you can buy almost anything from handmade furniture and plant pots to vegetables, plants and pets!
A trip to Palma, the capital city of Majorca is a pleasant drive of about 40km (25miles) from your self catering villa in Sineu. La Seu, the 14th century Cathedral, is one of the most beautiful historic buildings in the city. It was restored in 1901 by Antoni Gaudi, the architect responsible for many of Barcelona’s wonderful buildings too.
The Old City of Palma is a maze of shady streets with tall shuttered apartments and decorative metalwork. The Arab Baths, once gorgeously designed with a cupola and marble pillars, are now somewhat neglected but the surrounding garden is filled with pretty flowers.
Weather in Majorca year-round is very pleasant and sunny. In the winter, temperatures rarely drop below 16C (61F) during the day, and summers are hot and dry at 31C (88F).
Cheap flights arrive daily from all over Europe to Palma International airport on the island of Majorca. It is just over 2 hours flying time from the UK. Your self catering villa at Sineu is about 39km (25 miles) from the airport.