Fair of Sant Francesc, Muro 2017

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Sant Francesc fair is one of the traditional fairs of Mallorca

The fair of Sant Francesc in Muro, is actually one of the oldest fairs held on Mallorca. It goes all the way back to the early 18th century, and features an agricultural theme with live stock exhibitions, stalls of crafts and many entertaining performances.

The fair of Sant Francesc has changed it character throughout the decades, and is now a fun and cultural activity suited for both locals and visitors.

The Sant Francesc fair, is also a great opportunity to visit the normally closed convent of Santa Anna located in the center of Muro. Between the beautiful cloister of the convent and in the courtyard, you are invited to explore life in the convent as it was centuries ago, and to many still is.

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Carabassamba Festival 2017

The day of Sant Francesc, is on the 23th of April, but activities in Muro runs throughout all weekend from the 21th – this year with a special appearance.

From 19:00, the streets of Muro is filled with exotic samba rhythms as the Carabassamba festival starts of the festivities. Dancing groups from all over the world are gathered here in Muro to give you a spectacular performance in traditional Brazilian samba dance to the rhythms of several music artists and DJ’s such as Dj. Chicote (Rio de Janeiro),
Markinhos (Rio de Janeiro),
Samba no Pé (Rio de Janeiro)

Performing groups during the Carabassamba festival are:

Abundant samba school (Sweden), samba schools Batur (Austria)
Corretta Samba & Sambadaran (Italy), Joy Cologne (Germany), Sambafunk Factory (France), Samba Uniao (Germany) Creative Guild School
Samba Ondaratrack (Valencia) • Thread loxera (Binissalem) Sandungueros
(Tiles), Bloco Ayan (Palma), Pachamama (Santa Maria) Gorimba (Selva)
Samba Aki (Bunyola) Saravia (Santa Maria) Boutukada (Costitx) Kintrofà
Batucada (Palma)

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Tapas route of Muro

To get the best start of the weekend and the many festive events of the Sant Francesc fair, Muro has arranged a FREE train ride between some of the best tapas bars in Muro for you enjoy and taste.

Muro is located close to the nature reserve and wetlands of s’Albufereta from where the town gets fresh eel from, a real local delicacy.

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Day of Sant Francesc fair

On Sunday April 23, the “real” Sant Francesc fair starts at 10:30.

The fair kicks of with an artesian show, accompanied by traditional music performances on the Mallorcan xeremiers (a type of bagpipe) that moves through town.

Some things to experience on the Sant Francesc fair are:

  • Sale of plants and flowers.
  • Traditional stalls with handmade products.
  • Exhibition of animals.
  • Sale of toys, rides, fairground stalls
    and “Food trucks.”
  • Exhibition of new cars, classic and vintage motorbikes.
  • Traditional market of fruits and vegetables

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Mallorca's Top sightseeing attractions

Palma Cathedral

la seu gothic cathedral in palma mallorca on the balearic islands in spain

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.

Learn about Palma cathedral La Seu

The Antique Train

excursion with antique train in mallorca

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.

Enjoy a ride in the antique train

Castell de Bellver

beautiful gothic bellver castle in palma mallorca spain

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.

Visit the Bellver castle

Cuevas del Drach

cuevas del drach or dragon caves is a major tourist attraction in mallorca located in the holiday resort of porto cristo

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.

Visit Cuevas del Drach

Santuari de Lluc

santuari de lluc monastery and major tourist attraction in mallorca

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.

Visit Santuari de Lluc

La Granja

two women wearing traditional mallorcan outfits at la granja esporles ethnological museum in mallorca

A visit to the ethnological museum of La Granja in the mountain village of Esporles takes you on an interesting journey back in time to discover how life in mallorca was for the wealthy landowners and their servants. La Granja is a museum suitable for all ages, there is plenty to see and do here for young and adults.

Visit La Granja

Sa Dragonera

sa dragonera island and nature park with much balearic wildlife

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.

Visit Sa Dragonera island

Almudaina Palace

the almudaina palace in palma mallorca is a major tourist attraction

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.

Visit the Almudaina Palace

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