Es Jonquet: windmills in a historic neighborhood in Palma de Mallorca - Tripkay

Es Jonquet: windmills in a historic neighborhood in Palma de Mallorca

One of the most representative images of Palma de Mallorca is the silhouette of windmills overlooking the sea on Barrio Es Jonquet. It is a fishing neighborhood, one of the oldest and most historic neighborhoods of this beautiful city.

Beautifull old windwills of Es Jonquet quartier

If you are visiting Palma de Mallorca, and you’re not visiting the famous tourist attractions like the Cathedral, the old town or the port, losing yourself in a beautiful morning on the streets of Barrio Es Jonquet is worth the while, you’ll discover the hidden beauties and charm of the capital. Es Jonquet is an old fishing district composed of old houses and low-rises followed by narrow streets but full of life, with the quiet and relaxed atmosphere of old neighborhoods still breathing quietly.

 

Old windmills looking over Palma de Mallorca port

 

You can start the walk around the neighborhood by climbing the stairs in Puerto de Palma just below the mills or by going to Calle Magín. The walk is definitely going to take your breath away, with humble colorful houses of Mediterranean style, narrow cobbled streets adorned by the whole architectural complex of large mills overlooking the city you are in for an overwhelming morning walk.

 

Photo collage of Es Jonquet quartier in Palma mallorca

 

These mills date back to the fourteenth and fifteenth century, through the centuries some parts have been converted to housing estates. Today we can still see 5 mills standing, 3 of which are in bad conditions. Hitherto now, there where seven flour windmills, located on a natural slope, facing the sea. whenever you visit the neighborhood make sure your camera is handy, because every corner is a postcard, you’ll definitely love a portrait to remember this laudable experience.
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Windmills of Es Jonquet mallorca