About Ca sa Manescala
This is the birthplace of the most famous names of Vilafranca de Bonany, namely Joan Mestre Oliver, better known as Lluís de Vilafranca (1770-1847).
Lluís de Vilafranca, had dedicated his life to the Friars Minor Capuchin order (offshoots from the Franciscan order), and worked as a librarian for the capuchins in Palma.
Lluís de Vilafranca, was considered a highly intellectual person and well respected. Amongst others, he was a close friend of Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos and Joan Ramis.
In 1835, when all monasteries and convents were seized by the prime minister of Spain to raise funds for the Carlist War, Lluís de Vilafranca chose to retire and return to Vilafranca de Bonany where he ended his days.
To the right of the main entrance, is a memory plate in honour of him.