The village is surrounded by high mountains covered in pine and evergreen oak woodland and olive, almond and carob tree groves as well as tidily cultivated fields. The views of the mountains are stunning with the Puig de Galatzó being the highlight. Around the village stand large expensive majestic country houses. Traditionally these grand estates were the nucleus of village life. Until the middle of the twentieth century, agriculture and cattle raising were the two main occupations within the area but now many inhabitants commute for 20 minutes into Palma. The valley of Puigpunyent was one of the first inhabited areas on the island. This is clearly visible through the amount of talaiots that can be found in the area. Examples can be seen in Son Serralta, Son Burguet and Son Puig, plus the necropolis of Casat Nou. These early inhabitants also left proof of their productive cattle breeding and agriculture.
The Romans too inhabited the area and the little that is left of their presence can be found at Es Collet and in the consolidation of the olive, cereal and wine production.
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Puigpunyent, Baleares, Spain