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Lluc is a village on the island of Majorca in the Balearic Islands. It is 35km northeast of the lovely town of Soller to the north of the island.

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Lluc Monastery and its museum and beautiful mountain location is one of Majorca's key sights. It has been an important pilgrim site for more than 800 years. The object of the pilgrimage is a small statue of the Virgin found by an Arab boy recently converted to Christianity. The statue, called La Morenta or the dark Madonna, was housed in the local church but kept returning to the spot where it was found and so a chapel was built there to house it.

Lluc and its monastery sit in the Serra de Tramuntana mountains and is a delightful location. The monastery was originally built in the 13th century but destroyed and rebulit several times. At one time it could only be reached by foot but now you can drive right up to it.

The monastery has a beautiful inner courtyard and a botanical garden as well as a museum contains religious art.

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It is possible to stay the night in the monastery in simple rooms, former monk's cells, and benefit from the restful atmosphere.

Lluc Monastery has a famous choir called the Blavets. It is more than 500 years old - one of the oldest in the world. The choir sing twice every day adding wonderfully to the experience of visiting the monastery. The choir was founded in 1531 and is called  Los Blauets because of the blue cassocks the choir boys wear. Be sure not to miss the choir singing when you visit, it really is a highlight.

There are a number of walks around Lluc allowing you to benefit from the beautiful scenery on this part of Mallorca and the village of Lluc is also attractive.

Places to visit nearby

Lluc is a popular walking centre and the tourist information office can give you details of walks in the area.

There is a nighttime walk from Palma de Mallorca to Lluc monastery every year during the first weekend of August.

Nearby Pollenca is one of the most popular towns on Mallorca and it also has a very beautiful port - though this lies a few kilometers away from the town itself.

Soller with its attractive square and narrow winding streets is another favourite with visitors to the island.

You can find more local travel ideas in the Balearic Islands guide.

See also: 

Map of Lluc and places to visit

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Lluc places to visit

Pollenca

Pollenca

Pollenca is an attractive and ancient small town. It is one of the most popular towns on Majorca.

Pollenca guide
Soller

Soller

Soller is one of Mallorca's nicest towns and the Port de Soller is set in a beautiful bay.

Soller guide
Alcudia

Alcudia

Alcudia is an attractive town with medieval walls. The Port de Alcudia is a thriving tourist resort.

Alcudia guide
Deia

Deia

Deià was once the home of Robert Graves and his grave is here. Deia is one of the most beautiful villages of Spain.

Deia guide
Valldemossa

Valldemossa

Valldemossa is a hill town with a monastery where George Sand and Frederic Chopin once stayed.

Valldemossa guide
Palma

Palma

Palma is a beautiful city with a Moorish past. Visit the Cathedral, the Palau de l'Aludaina, the Castell de Bellver, Joan Miro's studio and much more.

Palma guide

...or see all our recommended places to visit in Balearic Islands

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