Located in the southern part of Mallorca, on the road linking Palma and Santanyi, the town of Campos lies in the middle of the municipality of Campos, 10 kilometers away from the coast. Campos is not the usual sun and sea resort. In Campos, everything happens at a comfortable pace and a bit slower than the rest of the island.
Human presence in the area dates back 3-4000 years in the period known as pre-talaiotic. Archaeologic discoveries from Ses Talaies, Son Toni Amer or Morro de Son Coves are the most important megaliths of the municipality. The town itself was officially founded before Moorish times.
The actual location of the Town Hall corresponds to an old building dating from the 15th Century together with a defensive tower added one century later. This defensive structure is known by the name of Torre de Can Cos and could be taken from the old inn that used to run under its roof. Another nearby tower with the same purpose is Marques Palmer. In its vicinity you can find the old convent of Sant Francesc de Paula, a monument built between 1608 – 1734 consisting in two separate buildings: the church and its dependencies built around a cloister. The uniform design of the city center and its noticeable elegance, its growing number of restaurants and small boutiques invites you to loiter. Campos surprises its visitors with its sophisticated ambience, its beautifully restored houses and peaceful pedestrian zones. Worth a visit to the old train station of Campos, built in 1907 and located towards the city border. Its activity was suspended in 1964 and it is now a private property. Going around the villa, you would also find some old windmills, withdrawn from active service.
Even though tourism here is not as developed as in some other corners of the island, you would still find decent accommodation, especially agritourism-based farms, and a lot of things to see and do, most of them if you stroll around downtown or outside the city, throughout the entire municipality.
A particularity of the city of Campos, coming from the rural spirit of this land, whose main economic activity is agriculture, is “Piris”, a variety of cheese sold in three different types, similar to the cheese of Mahon in the nearby island of Minorca. The factory is just outside the village, towards Colonia de Sant Jordi. Worth a visit if you would like to buy cheese straight from the factory.
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