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Things to do and see in Lloret de Vistalegre

Despite of its modest size, the municipality and village of Lloret has a lot to offer.

Points of Interest

Old Franciscan convent and town hall of Lloret de Vistalegre

THE HEART OF LLORET, THE OLD FRANCISCAN CONVENT

As the case with many Mallorcan villages, the churches and chapels plays or has played an important role in the forming of the local communities. This former convent was the reason that the village changed its name to the current. Today, you can find the town hall and the parish church in this place, absolutely worth visiting.

Parish church of Lloret de Vistalegre

THE HEART OF LLORET, THE OLD FRANCISCAN CONVENT

As the case with many Mallorcan villages, the churches and chapels plays or has played an important role in the forming of the local communities. This former convent was the reason that the village changed its name to the current. Today, you can find the town hall and the parish church in this place, absolutely worth visiting.

Pou des Jura is an old well in Lloret

POU DE JURÀ

It is located in the old road of Inca, or Son Gelabert, next to the intersection with the Son Joan Arnau road north of Lloret itself. Its name is derived from the word: “jussà”, which means “inferior or lower”. The interior is an elliptic section with wall. The curbstone is a rectangular section with sandstone and solid stone, and the doorjambs are two sandstone pillars. On the side, there is a total of six basins which were formerly used as a water trough for animals.

Old public well called Es Pou in the center of lloret de Vistalegre

ES POU

Although this well could very well be a leftover all the way back from Islamic times on Mallorca, this well is first documented in 1581. The well carries some beautiful reliefs carved into the cistern, displaying the Virgin of Loreto on one side and the crucified Christ on the other side.

Outdoor Activities

ENJOY A SCENIC WALK IN THE COMUNA

Just outside the village, you’ll find the wonderful nature park known as “Sa Comuna”, a public park full of Balearic wildlife to enjoy. Hares, rabbits, hedgehogs and various bird breeds are some of the animals you can meet in sa Comuna, as you stroll about between the pine trees, shrubberies and wild flowers. Sa Comuna covers a surface of 133 hectares of protected land, perfect for a nice walk. Inside the park, you will also discover a series of points of interest such as the first human inhabited caves from 1,700 BC, the old hunting cabins and the stone that marks real center of the island.

DISCOVER THE OLD WINDMILLS

The mills are iconic landmarks of Mallorca, as well as important points of interest in Lloret which has a long history as an agrarian community. Especially the mills of Paleto and Beato are worth a visit.

Weekly market in Lloret de Vistalegre

The weekly market in Lloret is held on Mondays from 8 in the morning. This is a traditional farmers and crafts market full of products from the local area.

Annual fairs and festivities

May:

Spring fair

Spring is celebrated with the annual spring fair in Lloret.

 

August:

Festes de Sant Domingo

During the first week of August, Sant Domingo is celebrated with various events and blessings.

 

September:

Sa festa des Sequer

On the first Saturday of September, Lloret celebrates and pay homage to the fig, the fruit the municipality produces most of.

About Lloret de Vistalegre

Lloret de Vistalegre is a small agricultural area in the region known as “Pla de Mallorca”. The municipality comprises a population of about 1,500 inhabitants spread over a surface of 1,742 hectares. Lloret borders the municipalities of Montuiri, Sineu, Algaida, San Joan, Sencelles and Costitx.

 

History of Lloret

The first human occupation of the area goes back to the ancient Bronze Ages (1,700-1,110 BC), a period often times referred to as the Pre-Talayotic period on the Balearic islands. From that time, evidence of human activity has been found in the caves of Cova d’en Dainat as the best example.

The area continued to be occupied during the Talayotic culture (1,100-123 BC), from where remains of the village of Pleta de Son Gelabert d’Alt has been excavated.

The Islamic dominance of the island from 902 to 1229 introduced hydraulic engineering which allowed for building infrastructure to manage natural sources. The ability to transport and store water revolutionized the agriculture and horticulture on the island. It is most likely that the Moors got their water from the torrent of Llorac or Castellitx, built qanats to transport it, wells to capture it and tanks to store it in.

The conquest of the island by Catalan Christians between 1229 and 1232, meant a chance of dominance and religion. It also meant a change in the names of districts and farmhouses, which the king distributed amongst supporters and participants of the successful military campaign. The farm and land found where Lloret is was called “Benigali”, but had its name changed to “Manresa” as the land was given to the knight Ponç Olzet and his five horsemen from Manresa.

During the 14th and 15th century, the small farming community started to take form as several houses was erected in the area surrounding Manresa. It is documented that there was some 20 houses in the 16th century.

In 1601, Manresa changed name to Llorit. This happened due to the construction of the convent of Our Lady of Loreto.

The population and congregation continued to grow up through the Middle Ages, and in the 1800’s there was about 500 inhabitants in Llorit. The expanding community and urban nucleus demanded more independence, as it at that time belonged to the parish of Sineu. However, it was not until 1924 that Llorit gained independence from Sineu and became a municipality and parish. This was also the year Llorit was renamed to Lloret de Vistalegre.

The community of Lloret de Vistalegre is rooted in agriculture and horticulture, this is seen in the thousands of hectares of fields and the many old mill towers in the area. Tourism and service industry has been underway for some time now, there is more focus on developing leisure initiatives than ever before.

Where is Lloret de Vistalegre located?

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Lloret de Vistalegre on a map of Mallorca

From Palma airport

33 km
30 min
Approx. 40€

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, traveling around in the Pla region is really easy due to the great infrastructure, broad roads, low traffic load and flat landscape.

Algaida

Algaida is to many people the manifestation of the Mallorcan soul and cultural heritage. The town carries a rich and long history going all the way back to the Catalan conquest of Mallorca, stunning nature and an indulging kitchen. Algaida is a great place to spend your rural holiday on Mallorca, because of the unique location just 20 minutes from Palma. Accommodation in Algaida is just as unique; do yourself a favor and try a few days at the epic sanctuary of Cura and enjoy the most amazing views overlooking the bay of Palma and the stunning countryside.

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Ariany

Ariany is a small and sleepy village in the north-eastern area of the es Pla region. Ariany is beautifully situated on top of a hill allowing for stunning views overlooking the rural countryside up here. Selecting Ariany as your holiday destination in the rural Mallorca, means complete solitude and tranquility. There is almost no noise in this area, no car traffic and no stress.

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Ca’n Picafort

Ca’n Picafort is a highly popular holiday resort located in the bay of Alcúdia, with its roots in the rural village of Santa Margalida. Yes, Ca’n Picafort is a mass-tourism holiday destination, especially during high season in the summer, but offers splendid accommodation all year round, especially the many villas and fincas situated in the back of the area are very popular during the winter season due to the rise of cycle tourism in this period.

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Costitx

Costitx is one of the smallest villages in the es Pla region out here on the rural countryside, yet one of the most popular holiday destinations amongst tourists looking for beauty, tranquillity and rural ambience. Costitx is well-known for its many interesting places of interest to explore closer, therefore, it is not a rare sight to see tourists walking or driving in the local area with the cameras ready. Your accommodation in Costitx will be in one of the many beautiful fincas or villas in the rural surroundings, offering modern yet authentic facilities.

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Llubí

Llubí is known as the “honey town” of Mallorca, due to its rich traditions within beekeeping and honey production. In Llubí, you can enjoy real silence, an undisturbed and unspoiled agricultural area that has not yet seen much impact from tourism. Llubí only have one single boutique hotel in the village itself, meaning that most accommodation here is fincas and villas in the rural areas surrounding the town. You should choose Llubí as your rural holiday destination, if you are going self-catered and want to enjoy the tranquillity and central location of this base.

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Maria de la Salut

Historic old fincas and agritourism is what can you expect to find in Maria de la Salut, an old and wealthy area in the northern part of es Pla. Located in the northern areas of Mallorca, Maria de la Salut makes a perfect rural holiday destination if you want to combine the windless countryside with fresh sea breezes found in the bay of Alcúdia running not far from here. Recommended accommodation in Maria de la Salut, includes the historic olive farm and agritourismo of Roqueta and the rebuilt finca hotel of Finca Son i Roig named after one of the children of the village.

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Montuïri

Medieval village located at the summit of a mountain here in the middle of everything. Montuïri offers a wealth of stunning natural spaces to explore. Moreover, Montuïri is home to the emblematic prehistoric settlement of Son Fornés. Your rural holiday in Montuïri can be in a finca situated in solitude, or in the amazing SPA & Wellness hotel of Can Manera. Whatever choice triggers you the most, you are sure to meet the real soul of Mallorca here in Montuïiri.

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Muro

Muro is mostly known for its popular summer holiday destination of Playa de Muro, but the main town holds a great treasure of local cultural heritage and charming village life. Muro is located in the northern part of the es Pla region, allowing for easy access to the coastline in the Alcúdia bay, as well as the many great roads for road cycling. Accommodation offers in Muro includes some amazing and very charming rebuilt fincas and finca hotels, offering every facility and amenity to complete the perfect rural holiday in Muro.

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Petra

One of the most pastoral and charming little villages in the rural heart of Mallorca. The village breaks record of how many religious buildings a village of this size can hold, nevertheless, it offers a great selection of places of interest to explore, as well as ambient bars and restaurants. Choosing accommodation for your rural holiday in Petra, typically includes a charming finca or agroturismo in the local area, especially the latter is highly recommended trying here. Another choice is the cozy and charming small boutique hotel situated in the very heart of Petra.

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Playa de Muro

Playa de Muro is the perfect holiday destination in the north of Mallorca if you are looking for stunning beaches and a versatile local area. Playa de Muro offers a wealth of fantastic accommodation options, thus more than 500 local restaurants and bars. You probably won’t associate Playa de Muro with a typical Mallorcan rural holiday, and during high season it probably isn’t either, but that the charm of this huge area, it is indeed versatile. During autumn, winter and spring, Playa de Muro is packed with active tourists enjoying the combination of beach and rural countryside.

Porreres

Porreres is located in the southern area of es Pla, a wonderful small village with a rich cultural heritage to explore and indulge in. When it comes to accommodation in Porreres, it is highly recommended to go for one of the agroturismos in the local area, producing fincas equipped with all modern facilities and amenities to complete your perfect rural holiday on Mallorca. The village of Porreres is quite interesting too, a bunch of new and interesting restaurants has seen the light here in the middle of the traditional urban core, giving you even more dining options to choose from.

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Sant Joan

Sant Joan is the core essence of Mallorcan agriculture, located in the heart of the island. The area is so agricultural, that each year an entire fair dedicated to agritourism is held here in the town. Choose Sant Joan as your rural holiday destination, if you are attracted to silence and solitude, because that is what you will find here among the many interesting places of interest and fields of almond trees covering the surface. Moreover, Sant Joan enjoys a central location in the Pla region, allowing for easy access to most other small villages in the region.

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Santa Eugènia

Santa Eugénia exemplifies an agricultural rural escape, yet keeps its touch to bigger urban areas. Santa Eugènia is located in scenic nature, with great views and surrounding by a varied natural environment. Santa Eugenia enjoys a unique location just a 10 minute drive from Palma, yet not a sound of a car is to be heard out here. Choose Santa Eugenia for your rural holiday, if you want luxury and access. Especially golfers rents fincas and villas in Santa Eugènia because of the many golf courses close by.

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Sencelles

Sencelles is located in the heart of es Pla and exemplifies what es Pla is, an agricultural community developed throughout thousands of years. Sencelles consist of the town itself, with three other small hamlets located in the nearby area. Accommodation offers in Sencelles are petit finca hotels in the rural countryside and holiday villas for rent. You will find everything you need for your rural Mallorcan holiday in Sencelles thus a wonderful central location.

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Sineu

Sineu was home to the first jurisdiction of the rural areas on Mallorca, thus home the king’s summer palace. Sineu is by locals not only seen as the heart of Mallorca, but as the heart of the world. Sineu is very popular among tourists on Wednesdays when one of the biggest markets on Mallorca is held in the town. Accommodation offers in Sineu includes some of the most charming rustic fincas in the local area equipped with everything you need to complete the perfect rural holiday here.

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Vilafranca de Bonany

Known as the “melon town” of Mallorca, no doubt you are in for a tasteful experience when visiting Vilafranca de Bonany here in the centre of Mallorca. Accommodation offers in Vilafranca de Bonany mainly consist of rebuilt fincas and villas in the surrounding countryside, offering true tranquillity and solitude to the self-catered rural holidaymaker.

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