Moscari local destination guide
Where to stay in Moscari?
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Things to do and see in Moscari
EXPLORE THE LOCAL HERITAGE OF MOSCARI
Begin your stay in Moscari with a tour through the village to learn and understand what kind of place this is. A nice walk or bicycle trip from one end of the area to the other will allow you to see the local places of interest, such as the monument of Jesus Christ, the former Franciscan convent, the church of Santa Anna and the old public well of Son Ferrer. Undoubtedly, Moscari has for ages been a modest little village carried by a congregation to which it has been important to have places of veneration and worship.
VISIT THE CAMPANET CAVES
Moscari borders the municipality and village of Campanet, where some of the island’s famous stalactite caves are located. Cuevas de Campanet is one of the great attractions you can visit in the Raiguer region, an much less crowded than some of the other caves like the Cuevas del Drach and Cuevas de Ártà. Join a guided tour through the caves and learn about this masterpiece created by mother earth throughout thousands of years, a great thing to do in the area.
WELL OF SON FERRER
This ell was first constructed in 1823, when 2 new public wells were being built in the area of Moscari. In 1846, the construction was enlarged and in 1874, the porch was added. Restoration works was carried out in 1925, and again in 1996/97.
About a 10 minute drive from Moscari, you will find the third largest city on the island, Inca. Inca is a wonderful city that offers both places of interest, a vibrant shopping life and some of the best cellers of Mallorca. If you choose to visit on Thursday, you can enjoy the biggest market in Mallorca with hundreds of market stalls and hundreds of thousands of people browsing. Inca is indeed a place to visit during your stay.
DISCOVER THE SCENIC NATURAL AREAS
If there is one thing Mallorca is famous for, it is the incomparable natural areas. If you are here between January and March, you are in luck as you will witness the natural phenomenon of the blossom of the almond trees which surrounds Moscari. The entire landscape is covered in silky white and pink colors leaving the air with a fresh and feminine scent, it is absolutely magical. Close to Moscari, you will find the area of Campanet where the nature park of ses Font Ufanes is located. Ses Fonts Ufanes offers a diversified wildlife and a unique self-supplying hydro-geological system that is being studied by scientists and universities from all over the world.
VISIT THE AYAMAN PALACE
Also found about 10 minutes from Moscari, is the village of Lloseta and the amazing old palace of Ayamans. For centuries, the Ayamans palace has belonged to counts and noble people, who each modified the architectural style of the palace according to their personality and likes. This has resulted in a playful and imposing finish on the inside and outside of the palace. The last prominent owners, was the March family, owners of Banco March, one of the wealthiest families in all of Spain. The palace was acquired by the town hall in 1975, and only accessible during cultural events in the village, such as the shoemakers festival in June.
A bit of history
Moscari is first mentioned in the history books around the year 1230, as the farm ‘Moscàritx’. Among historians and ethnologists, there is some doubt as to where the name originated. In some circles it is claimed that the name has roots in the Latin word ‘muscus’, which is best translated into moss. In this theory, linguist Álvaro Galmés de Fuentes has interpreted muscus as ‘musk’, thus concluding that the name is best translated to ‘Place rich in musk plants or musk-scented flowers’.
In other circles, it is maintained that Moscàritx comes from the second Latin word ‘muscaria’ which translates to shrub. From this translation it has been concluded that the name must mean ‘A place with many bushes’.
Whatever conclusion we reach, one thing is quite well known – Moscàritx is a Mozarabic word, just like Costitx and Andratx, which are characterized by the special -tx ending.
Where is Moscari found in Mallorca?
Moscari is located in the municipality of Selva, along with the villages of Caimari, Biniamar and Binibona. From Palma airport, it takes a little less than an hour to get here by car.
The Raiguer region
The Raiguer region is perhaps the most versatile of all regions Mallorca, because of its unique location between the foothills of Tramuntana and the rural countryside of the Pla 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. Travelling 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.
Mancor de la Vall
Mancor de la Vall is a cosy little mountain village nestled in a valley at the feet of the green mountain slopes of Tramuntana. The village has a sought for restaurant and hotel, as well as a stunning natural local area perfect for hiking, MTB and walking. You want to choose accommodation in Mancor de la Vall if you prefer a quiet and authentic holiday base, in sync with the Mallorcan soul and nature. Moreover, travelling to Mancor de la Vall lets you completely escape mass tourism and screaming infants, you will completely forget all about your day job and any worries you might have.
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.