A beautiful 17th century mansion, surrounded by lush vegetation, beautiful gardens and natural fountains
Greatly valued in Roman times for the vast quantity of water which flowed there, it still has a magnificent natural spring, thirty feet high, as evidence of its power. It was also of great interest to the Moors, who dominated the island from the 10th century to the 13th century.
With the Christian conquest of 1229 a new phase begins, with a brief period of feudal possession, until in 1230 it was handed over to the Cistercian monks, who held it for 200 years, until it became the property of D. Mateo Vida. This family owned it for another 200 years, after which it was passed to the Fortuny family. The present owner is D. Cristóbal Seguí Colom.
La Granja the result of many periods and changes is a mixture of stately and rustic style, because, as well as being used as a residence, it was also an estate dedicated to agricultural production, which at one time had more than a hundred workers. This is what gives it the inexplicable charm of a well-preserved old building which maintains a very appropriate style of its own but at the same time has the most decisive elements of our rich cultural past. Today it is a genuine living display of Majorcan customs through ages.
Traditional mallorcan cooking
Fig bread has been made in Mallorca for many years and is indispensable during the cold winters in the country houses.
The figs are mashed together with small pieces of aniseed, "hierbas" and almonds, and then baked in the oven.
Various jams are also made on the premises, such as apricot, fig and orange and all from natural products. All of which you are invited to taste and are on sale in the shop.