Llubí local destination guide
Things to do and see in Llubí
Points of Interest
SEE THE PARISH CHURCH OF SANT FELIU
The name of Sant Feliu is occurs repeatedly in Llubí, as he is the patron saint of the municipality. Therefore, it made perfectly good sense to name the parish church after him as well. The current church was erected in the 17th century, and offers a set of beautiful chapels decorated with numerous artworks to enjoy.
VISIT THE ERMITA DEL SANT CRIST DE LA SALUT DEL REMEI
One of the landmarks of Llubí is the small and rather unique hermitage situated at the hilltop of the highest point in the municipality. From up here, you can take in the breathtaking panoramic views of the entire area while you explore this curious little chapel built in a hexagonal shape.
EXPLORE THE TALAYOTIC VILLAGE OF DELS RACONS
Enjoy a nice relaxing walk in the tranquil countryside and visit the remains of the unique Talayot dels Racons. There are two cylinder shaped constructions on the site which was part of the same village about 1,100 BC. Close to the Talayotic constructions, you can enjoy the view of the old mill of Blanc as well as some other ruins from a time long ago.
BROWSE THE OLD VILLAGE CROSSES
There are four crosses in Llubí; Son Rafal, Son Ramis, Son Setrill and Sa Creu, which back from the 17th century functioned as village borders. These crosses are beautifully carved in stone and one of them has even been used for veneration. They are absolutely worth a photo.
VISIT THE MUSEUM OF BEEKEEPING
The museum of apiculture (beekeeping) is found in the old mill of Suau in the heart of Llubí. It is a private museum founded by Bernat Lliteras, who has collected more than 150 items related to this theme which he is now exhibiting. It is an interesting collection, some of the tools dates back to the early Middle Ages, such as hives, extractors, smokers, and welders. It is particularly interesting during the honey fair in November.
Markets, fair and events in Llubí
Weekly market in Llubí
The weekly market in Llubí is held Tuesday morning in the heart of the village. This is a traditional farmers and crafts market where you can find delicious fruits, vegetables, sausages, cheeses, nuts etc. There is also a selection of crafts like ceramics, pottery and decorations. Markets like this is a great opportunity to sample some typical Mallorcan produce, as well as meet the locals in a friendly atmosphere. Especially here in the rural areas of the island where mass-tourism is not present, you will feel a warm welcome and curiosity from the people. Remember, a simple smile and a “¡Hola!” will get you far.
Annual fairs and festivities in Llubí
Tapes amb tàperes
Llubí is known as the biggest producer of capers in Mallorca, and in June this fruit is celebrated. This day, the bars and restaurants in Llubí takes part in a tapas route offering innovative tapas with capers for a low price. If you are fond of capers, do not miss out on this opportunity to taste the creative combinations that can be made with the small fruit.
Festes de Sant Feliu
Sant Feliu is the patron saint of Llubí, and celebrated on the 1st of August. But already in the day leading up to August, the festivities begins in the village with various events like sports, games, competitions, servings of food, concerts and exhibitions.
This is the traditional autumn fair of Llubí, celebrated on the Tuesday after Santa Catalina. At the fair, various local companies and producers come to promote, test and sell new products in the village to an ever exciting audience. This is a great opportunity to taste all the new variants, expand your gastronomical horizon and enjoy a day of wonderful atmosphere.
Fira de sa Mel
The famous honey fair of Mallorca is held in Llubí in November. The fair is part of the reason why the village is sometimes referred to as “the honey village”. Beekeepers from all over the Balearic islands gather to promote and sell their delicious sweet products. At the fair, you can taste some of the innovative and creative combinations of bee and flower honey, you can also find products made from honey and for honey. There are also various exhibitions and demonstrations where you can learn about beekeeping, as well as techniques and new tools. This is a one of a kind fair, and something you should really consider if you are on the island during November.
About the area of Llubí
Llubí is a municipality located in the region of Pla de Mallorca, the most plain part of the island of Mallorca. The municipality extends over a surface of 3.489,19 hectares of land, whereof 195,24 hectares are protected. The population comprises about 2.250 inhabitants (2018).
History of Llubí
The history of human occupation in the area of which Llubí is located begins in prehistoric times. Actually, more than 30 archaeological sites has been excavated in the municipality making it one of the areas of Mallorca with most evidence of the Pre-Talayotic and Talayotic periods. Some of the sites from the Pre-Talayotic period (2,400 BC) includes burial sites and caves. From the Talayotic period (1,100 BC), the structures of des Racons are some of the best examples excavated and preserved.
Founds of coins with inscriptions from the Roman era indicates that also these inhabited the lands of Llubí, and might even have used the Talayotic structures as the coins were found close to these. Moreover, the Roman seemed to have had a farmhouse in the local area of Son Mulet, located close to the border of the municipality of Maria de la Salut.
With the Islamic dominance of Mallorca (902-1229/32), impressive hydraulic engineering was introduced. The Moors built qanats (artificial water canals), watermills, wells and tanks, which allowed them to cultivate the lands for horticultural purposes. Especially the area of Sa Cleda stands out as an example from that period.
The Moors were the first to divide the island in districts. The area of Llubí belonged under the jurisdiction of “Muruh”, which also included the areas of Muro, Santa Margalida and Maria de la Salut.
Following the Christian conquest of Mallorca (1229-1232), king Jaume I of Aragón distributed the lands of the island amongst his knights and supporters of the campaign. The district of Muruh went to Ponç Hug, count of Empúries, who then gave part of the lands to Bernat Descoll, abbot of Sant Feliu de Guixols.
During the 13th and 14th century, the first chapel was erected in honor of Sant Feliu, the patron saint of Llubí.
The 15th and 15th century was characterized by conflicts and societal turbulence, first with the Revolta Forana in 1450 and later the rise of the Germanies in 1520. Both conflicts were rooted in unfair living conditions for peasants who felt suppressed by the nobles of the island.
Up until the 19th century, the area was known under the name “Castell Llubí” and belonged under the municipality and administration of Muro. In three attempts, the village tried to gain independence from Muro. The first time was between 1812-1814, the second was between 1820-1823 (trienni liberal) and the final and successful time was in 1836 when Queen Isabell granted the request. But already in the 17th century, with the construction of the Sant Feliu church, Llubí had been consolidated as a parish with the rights to perform baptisms, marriages, masses and funerals.
Since the Middle Ages, Llubí has been an agricultural area with a predominance of cultivation of crops and vineyards. However, in the 19th century, the introduction of capers and almonds started to make for a sustainable income.
In more recent times, Llubí has become an important industrial area for the canning business and liquor business.
From Palma airport
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Lloret de Vistalegre
Explore rich agricultural heritage of the es Pla region, Mediterranean wildlife and vegetation, while relaxing and enjoying in the charming village life of Lloret. Accommodation offers in Lloret consists of charming fincas and villas situated in the surrounding countryside around the village itself. There are also a few holiday rentals and flats inside the village, if you really want to get close to the local community and the soul of Lloret.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.