Mancor de la Vall local destination guide
Where to stay in Mancor de la Vall?
The answer to this question is one of the easiest, becaue there is only one place to stay in Mancor de la Vall, the charming finca hotel Turixant.
Enter your arrival and departure dates below to reveal which wonderful accommodation options are available for your stay in Mancor de la Vall.
Things to do and see in Mancor de la Vall
DISCOVER THE NATURAL AREA
Mancor offers ample opportunity to discover the stunning nature of the Tramuntana. The wonderful location at the slopes of the mountains makes it easy to get about in the mountainous landscapes predominated by forests and a diversified wildlife of more than 180 species.
VISIT THE SANTA LLÚCIA ORATORY
The Santa Llúcia oratory is a landmark of Mancor de la Vall. The small oratory dates back to the 14th century where it was erected to give the small congregation of the village a place to pray and receive religious services instead of having to walk to Selva. From the oratory, you can enjoy the wonderful views of the valley and the cute village in the middle.
Weekly Market in Mancor de la Vall
Every Saturday morning, the local marked in Mancor de la Vall is held. This is a small marketplace, where local producers come to sell their fresh vegetables, meats, cheeses and sweets. It’s a nice way of starting the day, browsing through the many colourful products.
About Mancor de la Vall
Mancor de la Vall is a small municipality bordering the municipalities of Selva, Lloseta and Escorca, with an extension of 19,82 km2. There are about 1230 inhabitants living in Mancor, which results in 44,80 inhabitants per km2.
History of the area
The story of Mancor de la Vall begins approximately 2,000 BC in the talayotic culture evidenced by the remains of the talayotic construction of Clot del Diners i Conia, the fortification of Son Boscà and the cave of the Montaura which was a burial site and a place for worshiping the bull.
During the Islamic era (902 – 1229/32), Mancor de la Vall belonged under the Juz d’ Inkan, now Inca. At this time there were four farmhouses in the area; Mancor, Biniarroi, Massanella and Biniatzent.
After the Catalan conquest of Mallorca, king Jaume I gave Mancor to the knight, Rotlà Lai, and the farms of Biniarroi, Massanella i Biniatzent to the provost of Tarragona. Rotlà Lai then quickly distributed the area to twelve settlers who could cultivate the area and pay him taxes.
Between 1248 and 1913, Mancor belonged under the ecclesiastical parish of Selva, even though the village was established in 1300 by Jaume II of Mallorca. In 1341, the Santa Llúcia chapel was built to give the local congregation a place to fulfill their religious debts, instead of having to walk to the Sant Llorenç church in Selva.
In 1348, the plague killed most of the village.
As with many other villages in Mallorca, the peasants of Mancor took part in the Revolta Forana (Revolt of the Foreigners), which caused numerous deaths and much destruction on the small village. The revolt was a result of peasants and small landowners being suppressed and victims to corruption, which led to an uprising in 1450.
In 1606 the first church of Sant Joan Baptista (John the Baptist) was erected in the village, as a result of a growing congregation who had to make the difficult way to get to mass at the Santa Llúcia chapel. Also, a cemetery was put next to the new church.
From the 19th century, Mancor started developing as an agricultural community cultivating olive trees in the dry soil. This has been the the main source of income along with the shoe manufacturing of the 20th century since then.
Where is Mancor de la Vall located in Mallorca?
Mancor de la Vall is located in a beautiful valley enclosed by the mountains of Puig de sa Fita (905 m) and Puig de Suro (644 m). The mountain slopes are predominantly covered by forests of white pine and holm oak, while most of the remaining area surrounding the village there are abundant of dry crops and olive trees. From Palma, it takes approximately 50 minutes to drive here by car.
The Raiguer region
The Raiguer region is perhaps the most versatile of all regions in Mallorca, because of its unique location between the foothills of Tramuntana and the rural countryside of the Pla region. The Raiguer region stretches from Santa Maria in the south to the La Victoria peninsula in the north. Below you will find a list of all the municipalities located in the Raiguer region.
Alaró is a charming and typical village located in a valley formed by dramatic mountain formations, which has also given the area its unique characteristic. Traveling to Alaró means beautiful natural areas, meeting an international audience and dining in delicious restaurants and bars. During the recent years, Alaró has really grown in the hearts of its visitors, especially hikers and cyclists are fond of this amazing area, where they can find restitution for body and mind. Moreover, Alaró is not just a great place for tourists to settle, it is also a highly popular place for foreign settlers to buy property.
Alcanada is a beautiful peninsula parting the bays of Pollenca and Alcúdia. Alcanada is known for its lighthouse island and exclusive golf club. Alcanada is the perfect destination if you seek a quiet base, yet still connected to popular tourist areas. From Alcanada, you have only 5 minutes in car to the popular area of Port de Alcúdia where hundreds of restaurants and activities awaits. Alcanada is a typical adult destination, there are no Mickey Mouse clubs or other children-friendly amenities. Most of the accommodation in Alcanada are small hotels and holiday rentals, like villas and apartments/flats, a great place for a self-catered holiday on Mallorca.
Alcúdia & Port d’Alcúdia
The historic town of Alcúdia is perhaps one of the most popular holiday destinations in Mallorca! Alcúdia offers a wide range of cultural treasures and activities to indulge in, such as the Roman ruins of Pollen-tia, the amazing architecture of the manors and the impressive city walls and defense towers which are also the main trademark of Alcúdia. Alcúdia is an obvious choice of travel destination in the Raiguer region regardless of what time of year you plan your holiday. Alcúdia offers one of the best beach holiday destinations on Mallorca, as well as a cultural mecca full of sights, town life and activities.
Biniamar nestles at the feet of the Tramuntana, a sleepy and quiet village where you come to find solitude and tranquillity. Biniamar is perfect for renting a holiday home, because of the great location close to both mountains and rural countryside. The local area surrounding Biniamar offers plenty of activities and sight to explore, especially walkers, cyclists and cultural enthusiasts will find a lot of value in this area. Most accommodation in Biniamar consists of private holiday homes such as villas, perfect for a self-catered holiday in Mallorca.
Visit or stay in the biggest wine district of Mallorca, located at the feet of the dramatic mountain range. Choose Binissalem as your travel destination in the Raiguer for a versatile and tranquil rural holiday on Mallorca. Most accommodation found in Binissalem are holiday homes, villas and rustic fincas that has been transformed to accommodate the modern human with all desired amenities. The area surrounding Binissalem is perfect for road cycling and walking. Moreover, Binissalem is located very close to the free-way of MA-13 connecting Palma and Alcúdia, which makes it easy to access almost any local area in no time.
Búger is a typical Mallorcan agricultural community built upon traditional Mallorcan values. Renting a holiday villa here will take you back in time and let you enjoy a simple and completely uncomplicated life. Búger is located somewhere in the northern part of the region, with easy access to mountains and beaches, thus the can’t miss attraction in the local area, the amazing stalactite caves of Campanet. Accommodation in Búger mainly consist of wonderful holiday villas and homes packed with modern amenities to offer you the best frame for a holiday on the Mallorcan countryside.
Caimari, in local mouths referred to as “Olive Town”, is a small sleepy village situated at the feet of the Tramuntana, with direct access to the road network leading in to the green valleys of the mountains. As with other destinations in the El Raiguer region, Caimari enjoys a versatile landscape of both rural fields and mountainous terrain, which makes Caimari a perfect retreat for cyclists and hikers/walkers, who come to Mallorca to explore the scenic nature. Accommodation in Caimari mainly consist of rustic fincas and villas in the surrounding area, all in the rural flat area, but with the majestic mountains rising in the background creating an amazing scene from your terrace or swimming pool.
Campanet is a beautiful and very versatile holiday destination on Mallorca, simply because of its unique location between mountains, countryside and beaches. Choose accommodation in Campanet as your holiday base, if you want to combine unique nature, cultural heritage and luxury. Especially recommended accommodation in Campanet, is the beautiful and authentic old manor of Monnaber Nou, which has been transformed into a luxury hotel. The surrounding area invites to close exploration, there are so many places of interest and so much scenic Mediterranean nature.
Inca is a great place to absorb some Mallorcan cultural heritage, enjoy some of the best restaurants on the island and of course, shop for leather products. Inca is indeed a versatile city and area, there is so much to indulge in here, so much to taste, see and feel. The city of Inca is home to a vibrant restaurant and shopping life, moreover, to a lot of interesting places of interest. Accommodation offers in Inca mainly consists of authentic fincas and villas situated in the surrounding areas, giving you direct access to the best of the Mallorcan nature, both mountains and rural countryside, a true versatile holiday base.
Lloseta is a small town and suburb to Inca. The town is situated directly on the mountain slopes giving it a unique character, as you ascent and decent in the narrow stony streets. Lloseta has a rich cultural heritage, which is also why it is so interesting to explore closer. Accommodation in Lloseta is equally unique, as you can stay in the charming and highly rated boutique hotel, Cas Comte, in the centre of the town. This luxury boutique hotel, is an obvious choice for an authentic hotel experience. When based in Lloseta during your holiday, you have great access to the Mallorcan road network, the rural countryside and the impressive Tramuntana mountain range.
Moscari is a very sleepy small village belonging to the municipality of Selva. Moscari is the perfect escape for couples and friends looking for solitude and romance in a tranquil scenery. The accommodation offers in Moscari includes a few small finca hotels in the village itself, and a bunch of rustic fincas and villas nestled in the hilly terrain that surrounds Moscari. If you choose one of the petit finca hotels in Moscari, be sure that you will find both luxury, great food and tranquillity.
Sa Pobla is one of those area you don’t hear much about due to the very little impact of commercial tourism in the area. Sa Pobla offers an interesting history full of events, a series of stunning mansions and architecture witnessing the wealth of the area and a lot of natural spaces such as the s’Albufera wetlands. Sa Pobla is a wonderful place to either visit or stay in, you’ll have a lot of charm, authenticity and tranquility. At the same time, you are close to the stunning beaches of the Alcúdia bay and the mountains to the west. Sa Pobla is also a great place for dining experiences.
Selva is a charming village at the foothills of Tramuntana. Selva offers a large selection of wonderful and charming holiday villas, fincas and flats for rent. Selva is a great area for hiking, walking, mountain biking and cycling due to the great location between mountains and countryside. Selva is an obvious choice of holiday destination for self-catered couples looking to enjoy each other in the most authentic frames.