Llubí, Mallorca, Things to do and see, hotels, market
Far out in the countryside of Mallorca, among old windmills and endless duvets of almond groves, you will find one of Mallorca’s small secret oases where tourism has not yet cast a shadow, namely Llubí.
A stroll about in the narrow streets of the small village will quickly give you an idea of what Llubí is, a typical and traditional Mallorcan agricultural community. The beautiful landscape surrounding Llubí provides space for many different types of activities, especially cyclists who have ample opportunity to explore Mallorca’s es Pla region on the country roads.
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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.
Best places to stay in Llubí
In Llubí you will find a good handful of accommodations. Of course, the city is not overrun by tourists, but still do not be late, there is a large audience for these coveted fincas and petit hotels that dominate the accommodation scene.
Vista de la Vila – Turismo de interior
Immerse yourself in the soul and charm of Mallorca as you stay in this beautiful accommodation in the heart of Llubí. On the roof terrace you can relax while enjoying the unique views of the village and almond groves, and in the cute little patio you can enjoy breakfast or refreshments under orange trees in peace and quiet.
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.
Get to know 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.
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