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Felanitx is a rural town and municipality in the region of Pla & Llevant in the southeast of Mallorca. It is today the center of the second largest winegrowing area of the island. Felanitx is about 50 kilometers from the capital Palma. The first evidence of human settlement in Felanitx date back to the Bronze Age. For his earthenware and pottery goods Felanitx was known in the 3rd century BC and later made a name for its production of wine and brandy. By 1749 there were more than 60 distilleries in the region. The place name derives from the Latin word 'Fenalicius', which stands for the production of hay. Since Felanitx was on elevated ground this was also used for strategic purposes. Today the place is known for growing capers, a very popular local ingredient in Mallorca. In the 1890s, the wine industry has experienced a new boom, after a devastating phylloxera had destroyed large parts of the Majorcan wineries. Meanwhile, Felanitx also relies partly on tourism and is home to a lively international population. Not far from the town of Felanitx you can literally find castles in the air. Like the Castell de Santueri, built in 1228, carved into the rock on the site of a former Saracen fortress. The monastery of San Salvador goes back to the year 1348 and was rebuilt in the 18th century. In the lofty heights on the tops of the hills hover these two magnificent historic buildings and provide sweeping panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Inside the city, the imposing 16th century church of San Miguel dates from. Its entrance can be reached via a spacious staircase. Once it experienced a massive collapse and buried hundreds of worshipers among themselves. A monument in the church commemorates this event. Felanitx has a relaxed atmosphere where you can just stroll around and be enchanted by the sight of golden stone houses and hidden squares.