|The church of St. Michael (Ermita de Sant Miquel) in Campanet is one of the oldest churches in Mallorca : it was built by the Christian settlers shortly after the Catalan conquest of Majorca in 1229. According to tradition, the church was built on the site of a mosque, itself built on the site of an early Christian basilica. The church of Sant Miquel is mentioned in 1248, in a bull of Pope Innocent IV, as a parish church with jurisdiction over the villages of Campanet, Búger and Sa Pobla.|
In 1315 the seat of the parish was moved to Sa Pobla. In 1362, after the separation of the cities of Sa Pobla and Campanet, St. Michael's church again became the seat of the parish, a reduced Campanet parish she remained until 1425, when a new church was built in the village center of Campanet, the location of the present church of the Immaculate Conception. A legend says that the cause of the movement of the seat of the parish were floods, which have destroyed, in 1425, a primitive village near Sant Miquel in Pla de Tel; historical archives exclude the existence of such a village and we know, moreover, that the construction of the new church began in Campanet from 1398. The real cause of the transfer of the seat of the parish was simply the distance between the village and the church of Sant Miquel, situated about two kilometers north of the village.
In the fifteenth century, a bell tower was added near the main entrance.
The church of St. Michael is a building early Gothic, with a single nave divided by diaphragm arches. Inside are two notable works: a central altar with a painting of St. Michael, dating from the late sixteenth century, and - on the right - a statue of Christ, placed below the altar of the Rosary (sixteenth century).
Geographical coordinates: 39° 47' 35" N, 2° 57' 48" E