ESGLÉSIA DE MARE DE DEÚ DELS DOLORS
(CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF SORROWS)
This impressive construction, is the parish church of Manacor. The church is characterized by its enormous bell tower, rising high over the town.
The church has been given the name of Nostra Senyora dels Dolors, meaning Our Lady of Sorrows.
The construction of the first church here, was right after the Catalan conquest of Mallorca. There is documentation of an Arab mosque, on this very place.
Our Lady of Sorrows, was ordered built by rector, Rubí, and marine engineer, José Barceló Runggaldier designed it. Gaspar Bennàssar, was the man in charge of the construction works.
The tower is named after rector Rubí.
How to get to the church of Manacor
Manacor is a great place to visit for its incredible diversity and cultural offers. The municipality comprise the second largest town of Mallorca, along with the popular beach destinations of Porto Cristo, Sa Marina, Son Macià, s’Illot, Cala Morlanda, Cala Romantica, Cala Mendia, Cales de Mallorca and Cala Murada. The rich history of this area has left numerous points of interest to visit, all with a story from a period in the development of Manacor. The most important attractions in Manacor are the Majorica pearl factory, the Cuevas del Drach caves and the imposing neo-Gothic parish church which belongs to the most beautiful on the island. Manacor is also a great place to consume some typical Mallorcan traditions, especially at the popular May fair. Manacor is in many ways a wonderful place to visit, do not miss the opportunity.
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