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Porreres is located in the heart of a highly agricultural environment, which is why the range of local products is so rich. The place was named after the knight Guillem de Porrera, a committed participant in the campaign to conquer Majorca. Its location and relaxed atmosphere may explain why the international community accounts for nearly a fifth of the population of Porreres. The main street was recently converted into a pedestrian area and is the place where the locals gather. Life in and around Porreres is not expensive, but it requires some openness to appreciate the uniqueness of the area. Porreres is still the center of apricot cultivation in Mallorca. The fruits are halved and dried. The dried apricots also called "orejones", giant ears, are now wrapped in chocolate and sold as chocolates. The winery Jaume Mesquida is well known far beyond the borders of Porreres. The museum "Museu i Fons artístic de Porreres" in the town hall shows among his more than 200 works also two paintings by Dalí. In the south of the village is the 245 m high Santuari de Monti-Sion. The monastery was consecrated to the Holy Mother of Mount Zion. The first chapel is here already in the 14th century. was later built and then added more buildings. The construction of today's church began in 1498. Today, the Santuari is used only as a venue for events and meetings. From there, the viewer has a fantastic view of the plain Es Plá. On the Sunday after Easter, in Porreres, there is a procession from the village center to the monastery of Santuari de Monti-Zion, with traditional costumes and folk dances. Many of the Spanish holidays are also celebrated here. In addition, an apricot fair will be held in June to celebrate local production. Distributed throughout the village are still ancient fountains from the time of the Arab occupation, serving people and animals alike.