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Nestled in below the slopes on the eastern sides of the green Serra de Tramuntana mountains lies the idyllic village of Mancor de la Vall. The village has no more than 1000 inhabitants, in return a very proud little people, who call themselves ‘mancoris’.
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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.
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.
Mancor de la Vall is located at the foothills of the Tramuntana, some 40 km (~25 miles) from Palma airport. The transfer time by car or taxi is about 30 minutes.
A taxi from the airport will cost about 45-50 euros.
If you prefer a more comfortable transfer, consider an air-conditioned private minibus transfer for about 115 euros. Book here
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 colurful products.
On January 16, the small mountain village is lit with bonfires and torches when Sant Antoni (Antonius the Holy) is celebrated in Mancor de la Vall. Sant Antoni is one of the most traditional celebrations in Mallorca, he is celebrated in almost all villages as he is the patron saint of domestic animals, which of course has been important in traditional agricultural communities for centuries.
On the morning of 17 January, there is a special service at the parish church.
Festes de Sant Joan
The big party of the year happens on June 24, when Sant Joan Baptista, the guardian angel of the village, is celebrated. Throughout the week leading up to June 24, there are plenty of activities for young and old, such as dancing, ball games, figures of bulls, demons, tennis tournament and much more. Local specialties and delicacies are also served in the streets, including the delicious bunyols.
On the 24th, Sant Joan is celebrated with worship and traditional dances in front of the church.
In July, a fun gastronomic event is held in the Mancor de la Vall when the annual Pamboli competition kicks off. The bars and amateur chefs compete to prepare the typical pa amb oli – or pamboli – in the most creative and tasty way.
Pa amb oli is one of the most beloved eats in Mallorca, which basically consists of bread with oil on it.
Mancor de l’art
Mancor de l’art is a day dedicated to art. During the day you can experience concerts, performances, workshops and presentations of various kinds. The streets are covered with art from various local artists that really gives the small otherwise sleepy town and whole new appearance.
Biniarrels sa Fira de Mancor
In late November, it’s time for one of the year’s most popular events in Mancor de la Vall, the traditional mushroom festival.
The Mushroom Festival offers excursions, gastronomic experiences, folk dancing, concerts, shows and a big market. There are lots of activities and features that make this one of the year’s big events.
Supporting local communities during your travels can have a profound impact. Stock up with groceries locally, stop in an artisan shop or enjoy a refreshment at a restaurant or bar. Now more than ever, these small businesses need support from travelers near and far.