local tour guide to all local places of interest, activities, events and cultural treasure around the rural town of vilafranca de bonany

Vilafranca de Bonany guide

Accommodation in Vilafranca de Bonany

Vilafranca does not offer a large range of hotels suitable for all travellers. 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.


Places of interest near Vilafranca de Bonany

Vilafranca does not offers much to see to the regular tourist. However, a trip to the famous Sanctuary and monastery of Bonany is a must! From up here, you can enjoy panoramic viewpoints overlooking the entire es Pla region of central Mallorca.

In Vilafranca town, there are some historic buildings and local architecture to enjoy during a stroll.

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Bonany monastery between vilafranca, petra and montuiri

Sanctuary and monastery of Bonany

Puig de Bonany

Sights in Vilafranca de Bonany

Ca sa Manescala

Churches in Mallorca

Church of Santa Bàrbara

Sights in Vilafranca de Bonany

Ca ses Monges (House of Nuns)

Monasteries & Convents

Santuari de Bonany

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.

While local bars and small restaurants dominates the town of Vilafranca, more chefs from the bigger urban areas has seen a light of opportunities in Vilafranca and the agriculture here. This results in some quite interesting kitchens in the town and on the finca hotels in the surrounding areas.

Moreover, Vilafranca has a great tradition for cultivating melons and is popularly known as the melon town of Mallorca.


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’s location


2941 (2016)


23.94 km²


119 m

Infographic municipalities Pla de Mallorca

The Pla de Mallorca region

Pla de Mallorca is a region consisting of municipalities located in the geographical centre of Mallorca. Pla de Mallorca has gotten its name from the plain flat countryside that dominates most of the local areas in the region, only with exception of a few. When you travel in the Pla region, you will notice that tourism is far from the main source of income in strong contrast to the many coastal areas of the island. Out here, agriculture and production are the main sources of income and occupies most people. What makes Pla de Mallorca an interesting region to travel in, is the authenticity and charm that dominates these rural districts. Moreover, travelling around in the Pla region is really easy due to the great infrastructure, broad roads, low traffic load and flat landscape.
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Ca’n Picafort
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Lloret de Vistalegre
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Maria de la Salut is a destination in the Pla region of Mallorca perfect for relaxing
Maria de la Salut
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Playa de Muro is a great destination for beach holiday in the Pla region in Mallorca
Playa de Muro
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Holiday on agroturismo in Sant Joan in the Pla region of Mallorca
Sant Joan
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Santa Eugénia
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