Manacor Heritage

The art heritage of Manacor includes monuments from the prehistorical period up to present time. The aristocratic, religious, defensive and military stone buildings don´t leave out artistically details of great quality as seen on these pictures.

The prehistoric Town of s´Hospitalet Vell, whose amplitude and monumental aspect, make it one of the most important ones in Mallorca.

Santuary of the 18th century, located on the top of a hill with the same name.

The church was built towards the end of the 16th century and follows the basic typology of the baroque convent churches with one hall basilica floor. It was typology of the baroque convent churches with one hall basilica floor. It was founded in the year 1576 by the Order of Preachers. The cloister was built in the last third of the 17th century; it is an enclosure with a rectangular floor surrounded by a double gallery. It was declared National Monument in 1919.

Plaça Ramón Llul recently rehabilitated, it is Manacor´s busy spot and the place where the weekly Monday-market is located. In old days there was an animal trough on this square. Nowadays we can find here the commemorative bust of the local writer Mossen Antoni Maria Alcover.

Plaça de la Constitució
Popularly known as the vegetables square there is a market every morning from Monday to Saturday. Sale of vegetables, fruits and local products.

Esglesia de Nostra Senyora dels Dolors
Built towards the end of the 19th century in historic gothic style. It is in the same place as the former churches, the oldest on record from 1232. Its bell tower is the highest building in Manacor and it is known as Torre Rubí.

Torre del Palau is the only remaining element of the ancient Royal Palace of the 14th century, built by Jaume II as a temporary residence for the kings of Mallorca. The tower has a square floor and contained the royal bedroom.

Torre de Ses Puntes, defensive enclosure and rural home of which only the tower-housing of the 13th and 14th century os preserved. Recently rehabilitated as a cultural centre for art exhibitions.

Torre dels Enagistes. Museu d´Historia de Manacor
A defence enclosure and rural housing typical of the lordly classes of the 14th century. Presently it is the History Museum of Manacor, with a permanent exhibitions on Manacor´s archaeology and ethnology. To mention is the Baleria tombstone, one of the mosaics found in the paleo-christian basilica of Son Peretó, and a furniture miniatures exhibition.

Plaça de Sant Jaume recently rehabilitated square were we can find the fishes-fountain which was a part of canalization created between 1916 and 1920.

Sa Bassa and surroundings for those who like to go shopping and knowing other places in Manacor´s centre. Sa Bassa and its surroundings offer a wide range of shops and historical buildings of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

Mojorica Pearl factory is the result of an important research. The pearl is processed manually with the same matters and characteristics as in the oyster. The factory can be visited daily, except on Sundays.

Basílica Paleocristiana de Son Peretó of the 5th century a.c formed by a basilica, a baptistery with its fonts and a necropolis. It was excavated in the beginning of the 20th century. The remains of the excavation and the mosaics can be visited in the Museu d´Historia de Manacor.

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