Manacor, the second largest urban center in Mallorca. Famous for its pearls and the furniture industry.
Manacor, located in the east of the island, has a population of 40,000 and is the capital of the region of Levante de Mallorca. With the expertise and excellent management here are to be found the fruits of the furniture industry's products happily cohabiting with tourism, agri-tourism and charming rural hotels, many in delightful settings.
Manacor has many eco-friendly areas of natural appeal and beauty. The seascape is permeated with delightful coves, inlets and natural rock formations to please both the eye and sensibilities. Naturally, the perfect word to describe the local Mediterranean flora and fauna. Such can be experienced at the aptly named Cala Romantica, Cala Cala Magraner and Varques. It is charmingly said that even on the rare rainy day this location is a delight to be experienced.
In regard to local cuisine, of special note, typical local delicacies known as the sighs and poor cake. In the city, some Bodegas (wineries and cellars) celebrated for the local wine harvest are preserved and retailed.
When visiting Manacor one is almost obliged if not compelled to call in at the Majorca Pearl Factory. Here are the products - unique artefacts - created by over 100 years of experience in jewellery making. Another place of interest is the History Museum of Manacor. This 13th Century medieval building is at the centre of Manacor as is the dignified neo-Gothic church of the nineteenth century. Here to be enjoyed shops, plazas, restaurants and bars with terraces where tourists mingle with the residents of Manacor.
How to arrive:
The town of Manacor is located east of the island. From Palma, the Ma-15 road leads directly to Manacor.