The first settlements in Porreres date back to the Bronze Age and, later, it was occupied by Romans and Saracens. There are still several wells scattered around the town that date back to the Arab occupation and were used for both people and animals. The town was formally claimed by Aragon in 1300 and it was given the name of the knight who reconquered it, Guillermo de Porrer. The other noteworthy historical event occurred in 1868, when a small revolt, the Gloriosa, coincided with the fall of Queen Elizabeth II and resulted in the burning of the town hall which, unfortunately, contained 600 years of documented history. If you travel through Mallorca and its typical towns, you will surely think that Porreres, or Porrreras, is one more. The stone buildings, the hidden squares and the winding streets keep a rustic charm that is clearly visible. But what makes this place so special is the ties of the community. As you stroll along Bisbe Campins Avenue, which has recently been pedestrianized, you can see laid-back bars, laid-back cafes, the town hall and the Gothic church of Nostra Senyora de la Consolació, where local people gather. One of the surprises of Porreres is that in his town hall there is an exhibition of modern art, with works by Salvador Dalí. Another surprise is the great quality of the food and drink. Porreres is in the center of an area with a proud agricultural tradition and fresh local products abound. Its location and relaxed atmosphere explain why almost a fifth of the residents are foreigners. Porrreres provides the perfect escape from the busiest tourist complexes, but has excellent access.