A long tradition of Mallorcan history -
The glorious, fertile environment was already popular in prehistoric times for living. This is evidenced by the remains of Talayot structures, which can still be seen in the back of the territory. The name is made up of Predio and Serra. "Predio" is the term used to describe medium-sized properties in Majorca and "Serra" means "saw" in Majorcan. Since around the finca wood industry was operated, the finca received this name. Towards the end of the 18th century, the present main building of the estate was built. For a long time, Predio Son Serra was managed by nuns who useв the finca as a school for household work, such as knitting, sewing and cooking. The sisters lived as self-sufficient and donated by the population.
Later, the finca came into the possession of the Mesquida family, who used it as a hunting lodge for hunting partridges and rabbits. In 1978, the finca was acquired by Dieter Süßmann and initially used as a restaurant with Mallorcan cuisine for group trips.
First major renovations were carried out in 1984. On the antique building paving emerged the large square pool and the guest houses, today's villas. The sustainable ecological aspect was always of particular importance. In this context, the finca has its own drinking water well and uses solar energy. The many endemic plants from the region are particularly encouraged.
In 2008, the manor house and rooms were equipped with central heating and air conditioning as part of extensive renovation and modernization measures. In 2010 all rooms, our present casas, have been renovated and the bathrooms redesigned. In 2013 the redesign of the reception and the bar took place.
The municipality of Muro has provided 10,000 euros for the first excavation works on the premises of the Hotel Predio Son Serra. Owner and operator Dieter Süßmann signed a contract together with the responsible archaeologists and representatives of the municipality on January 26, 2015. For years it has been known that the property, near the former stables, is home to the remains of at least two Talayots whose ages are estimated to be around 4,000 years.
A Talayot (Castilian) or Talaiot (Catalan) is a thick-walled tower with a mostly central chamber in the Balearic Islands. The term is derived from the Catalan word talaia for "observation and watch tower", which has its origin in the Arabic atalaji for "guard". The culture of Talayotic is a largely independent, traceable development of the Balearic Islands, whereby loose connections to other cultures are not excluded.
Agrotourism is often confused with farm holidays. Although this form of tourism is based on the regional rural structure and also uses the already existing natural and cultural landscapes, it has nothing to do with the activities of a farm. In Mallorca, the holiday on traditional fincas is called Turismo Rural and corresponds to agrotourism. This means sustainable tourism that helps to preserve diversity. Agrobiodiversity is placed at the center as valuable and worthy of protection. The richness of crops and livestock breeds is a valuable cultural heritage that is used and promoted under eco-logical aspects. Thus, this form of tourism is also a contribution to the preservation of animal and plant genetic diversity in the region.