Vilafranca de Bonany, or simply Vilafranca, is the third of its kind in Spain. The name derives from the two words “Vila” (town) and “Franca” (free), which comes to “Free Town”. The meaning of a free town in Spain, derives back to the 16th century, when the king allowed for high ranked officers or noblemen to live in a town free of taxes. Bonany, simply indicates that this Vilafranca is located by the Bonany mountain.
Vilafranca, is a tranquil area on the Mallorcan countryside, somewhat in the middle of the es Pla region.
Traditions, such as agriculture, local produce and siestas values high here in Vilafranca. It’s the perfect retreat if you just want to get away from everything and everyone.
Vilafranca does not offer a large range of hotels suitable for all travelers. However, Vilafranca offers the right accommodation for the right audience.
Finca hotels of high standards, full of amenities and heritage is what you can expect. Because the area itself is so quiet, the finca hotels in Vilafranca offers everything you could ever need for complete relaxation and retreat.
Vilafranca has become highly popular amongst cyclists and especially road cyclists, who come to enjoy the central location of the area well connected to the hilly landscapes in the bordering municipalities.
The weekly market in Vilafranca, is held Wednesdays at 8 a.m at Plaça Major.
The market is quite small and quiet, but offers a great local atmosphere where you can sample some local produce, find unique ceramics or handcrafts and take in the impressions that speaks to all senses.