Lluc Monastery

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Lluc Monastery

Mystery and miracles surround the centerpiece of Mallorca’s most sacred site, an authentic 13th-century monastery.

Visit the Lluc Monastery and relax in tranquil gardens, investigate architectural features by Gaudí and learn the amazing story of the statue of the Virgin Mary that prompted the building of this chapel.

Set among the Serra de Tramuntana Mountains, Lluc has been a place of pilgrimage since the 1200s, when a Moorish shepherd boy discovered a wooden figure of the Virgin in a cleft in a rock. Despite various people placing the statue in a nearby church, it returned on three separate occasions to the cave. The local people took this as a sign from God and built a separate shrine in which to house the statue.

Make your way through the monastery and see the rooms where pilgrims stayed above stables. Don’t miss the chapel where the statue of the Virgin or La Moreneta (the little dark one) resides. The statue is encrusted with precious stones. Look around the interior of the chapel and you will see the coats of arms of every town in Mallorca carved into the walls. Come to hear a recital by Els Blauets choir, one of the longest-running choirs in the world.

Climb to the first and second floors of the monastery to visit the small museum. As well as rare ceramics and chalices you can view paintings by 20th-century Mallorcan artist, Josep Coll Bardolet.

Stroll along the Way of the Rosaries to witness the spot where the figure of the Virgin is said to have been discovered. On your way up the hill, look for five stone monuments and three bronze reliefs which were created under the guidance of the architect, Antoni Gaudí.

Those looking for somewhere quiet to relax should head to the Botanical Garden. This tranquil oasis holds approximately 200 plant species which are indigenous to the Balearic Islands.

The monastery is located in Escorca in northwest Mallorca, an hour’s drive from the capital, Palma. Simple hotel accommodation and camping are available on the site. The monastery is open all week. There is a small admission fee for the museum and chapel.

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Santuari de Lluc
Santuari de Lluc
2.5 out of 5
PZ. PEREGRINS,1, Escorca
Situated on the boardwalk, this guesthouse is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Lluc Monastery and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Font d'Escorca. Cuber Lake and Church of Sant Domingo ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (80 reviews)
Restful stay
"I’ve done a couple solo spiritual retreats here. I’ve stayed in the single rooms and the larger 2nd floor rooms. Both times in the fall and it was lovely. Thankfully I brought my own fan and extension cord. Although the larger room does have a fan, I plugged mine near the window and brought the coole ..."

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2021

Santuari de Lluc
ES VINT I NOU - Beautiful house with great terrace amidst the mountains.
ES VINT I NOU - Beautiful house with great terrace amidst the mountains.
URB Es Guix, N s/n, Escorca, Balearic Islands
This family-friendly Escorca holiday home is located in the mountains, within 3 mi (5 km) of Lluc Monastery and Font d'Escorca. Cuber Lake and Campanet Caves ...
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
Great outside space and well fitted inside
"The house has a good kitchen, with everything we needed or could think of needing, the bath/shower rooms were impeccably clean but showing a few signs of age. Beds were comfortable. For us the outside terraces made our stay so enjoyable: plenty of room to stretch your legs first thing, outside dining ..."

Reviewed on 8 Oct 2018

ES VINT I NOU - Beautiful house with great terrace amidst the mountains.
Apartamento Lluc
Apartamento Lluc
Es Guix, Escorca, Islas Baleares
Situated in Escorca, this apartment building is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Lluc Monastery and within 9 miles (15 km) of Font d'Escorca and Cuber Lake. Church of Sant ...
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