SANTA MARIA DE LA MAYOR
The parish church of Inca, the amazing Santa Maria church, is the heart of the town.
In the area around the church, a range of great cafes and restaurants are situated, offering stunning views of this church with its spectacular bell tower.
The first church of Inca, was originally built on top of a former Arab mosque that was right here when the Moors ruled Mallorca. The present construction, took almost 200 years to build, in the years between 1706 and 1902.
Just as beautiful this church is from the outside, just as beautiful is it on the inside. Please notice the painted panels, made by Joan Daurer in 1373.
Inside the church, you will also find a small church museum, exhibiting religious painting and arts, collected from medieval times in Inca.
On the backside of the church, you will find the rectory and the Plaça Orient, where the old graveyard of Inca used to be.
How to get to the church of Santa Maria in Inca
Inca is the third largest city in Mallorca, and famous for its production of leather goods and footwear. Inca is a great shopping and dining area, there are hundreds of shops and a wide variety of great restaurants in all price ranges. Inca boasts Mallorcan cultural heritage with iots many points of interest and attractions to see, i.e. the beautiful parish church, the Dominican monastery, the museum of footwear production, the Santa Margalida hermitage etc. One of the best times to visit Inca, is on Thursdays when the weekly tourist market is held, filling up the streets with hundreds of thousands of visitors who come to bargain the best prices on clothes, leather goods, shoes etc.
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