The story of the mill and stone cross
The stone cross is made in a beautiful baroque style, made of sandstone with an octagonal stem. You can still clearly see the date 1680 inscripted, which was the year of construction.
The main level is also octagonal with eight figurines of angels incised, unfortunately in bad state. The cross used to mark the village border of Llubí.
During the Middle Ages, this exact place was used for the blessing of crops and fruits. Peasants would come here to pray for a blessed harvest.
The mill of Son Rafal is still in use. Most recently, the mill was used for the production of noodles.
This little square in Llubí is a great spot for enjoying a refreshment while taking in the many impressions and feeling the history of this place tell itself.
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Llubí is a small and charming village, and an area with a great location between countryside and mountains allowing for many different activities. Llubí is predominately an agricultural area with its main activities in capers and olives, but is also renown for its traditions within honey production, which is celebrated with an annual festival every autumn. Llubí offers a nice handful of Points of interest such as the hilltop chapel of Sant Crist de la Salut del Remei, the parish church of Sant Fileu and the ancient Talayotic settlement Talaiots des Racons, all testify to the many eras the area has gone through over time and created the cultural heritage we enjoy today.
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Palma cathedral La Seu is an amazing sight, both from the inside and outside. Palma cathedral is one of the biggest in Europe, and great artists like Gaudi have worked on the amazing temple. There are guided tours and you can even visit the rooftop terraces offering magical views.
The Antique Train
The antique train is a great attraction for young and adults. The ride takes you through some of the most beautiful areas of the Tramuntana, passing through orange plantations, olive groves and green valleys. The authentic feeling of the old marhogany cars bumping along the rails completes the experience.
Castell de Bellver
Castell de Bellver is a unique castle, due to its round shape and splendid location on a hilltop above Palma's bay. Much of Mallorca's most dramatic times are linked to the Bellver castle, and you will also find Palma's historical museum here. It's a great attraction for all ages.
Cuevas del Drach
Cuevas del Drach (Dragon Caves) is a great attraction to visit for all ages. Inside the stalagmite and stalactite caves in Porto Cristo, you will meet a true wonder of nature, along with the biggest underground lake in Europe on which an orchester will play a beautiful live concert on before you can enjoy a short ride.
Santuari de Lluc
Santuari de Lluc is a monastery situated deep in the highest areas of the Tramuntana, in divine natural surroundings. Lluc is a great attraction for everyone, you can discover the ethnological museum, enjoy a concert by the famous child choir, visit the botanical gardens and see the holy Madonna.
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Sa Dragonera is an island and protected nature reserve just off the coast of Sant Elm, Andratx. Sa Dragonera is home to indigenious lizards that are very human-friendly, and has become a trademark of Mallorca. About on the beautiful island, you can walk along multiple trails to some of the most amazing vantage points and find ancient watchtowers from the time of pirates.
The royal Almudaina Palace is closely linked to multiple epochs in the history of Mallorca. The ancient palace was built as the seat for the Moorish governor back in the 10th century, and was the first building in the city of Palma as we know it today. Inside you will discover an impressive collection of ancient artifacts and artworks, along with the authentic surroundings of the palace that is now used by the royalties of Spain when visiting the island.