Sant Llorenç des Cardassar
Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, inland town near the east coast of Mallorca.
Update 20/01/20. Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, San Lorenzo in Spanish, is an inland town located east of Mallorca 11 km from the coast. The municipality consists of five urban centers: Sant Llorenç, Son Carrió, Cala Millor, Sa Coma and S'Illot. Palma is 62km away and Manacor 9km away. In its vicinity we find the towns of Manacor, Artà and Son Servera. The approximate population of the municipality is 8,500 inhabitants.
Sant Llorenç stands out for its proximity to the town of Manacor and the east coast of the island. The town is surrounded by various mountains belonging to the Sierra de Levante, a mountainous formation that runs along the southeast of Mallorca. Sant Llorenç is an old rural center consolidated in the 16th century. Over the years it has experienced constant growth and at the end of the 19th century it managed to separate from the municipality of Manacor, having its own town hall. The tourist activity with its coastal urban centers brings great wealth to the municipality.
You can see here the list of the main towns in the east of Mallorca.
MAIN PLACES TO VISIT IN SANT LLORENÇ DES CARDESSAR.
• Windmills. Several windmills are preserved in the town of Sant Llorenç des Cardassar dating from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, some of them are; Molí d'en Comís, Molí d'en Ferrer, Molí d'en Bou, Molí d'en Gras and Molí d'en Rosa.
• Parish Church. It is from the 13th century although the last major reform and extension was carried out in the 20th century.
• Pou Vell. Old well that supplied water to the inhabitants of the town and their cattle.
• Remains of the Basilica of Son Peretó. It was a building destined for the Paleo-Christian cult, it is located 2 km from the town of Sant Llorenç towards Manacor.
• Archaeological site of s'Illot. The Talaiòtic Village of s’Illot is located 11 km from Sant Llorenç des Cardassar in the tourist center of s'Illot.
MAIN FESTIVITIES AND MARKETS IN SANT LLORENÇ DES CARDESSAR.
• Weekly market. Every Thursday.
• San Antonio. It is celebrated on January 17.
• Carnivals. They are held at the end of February.
• La Sardina Festival. It is celebrated at the beginning of March with the end of the carnivals.
• Easter. They are celebrated in April.
• Sant Joan Pelut. It is celebrated at the end of June.
• Summer nights. During the second half of July.
• Feast of the Saint of the town. During the second week of August.
• Mare de Déu trobada. It is celebrated during the first week of September.
Other visits you can do near Sant Llorenç:
Near Sant Llorenç you can visit the Manacor market that is held on Mondays or the Artà market that is held on Tuesdays. Other points of special interest are the nearby towns of Porto Cristo, Son Servera and Cala Millor. Some of the closest beaches are Cala Millor Beach, Porto Cristo Beach and Port Vell Beach on the Costa de los Pinos. Also noteworthy is the beautiful landscape that we find in Punta de n'Amer, a coastal area located between the tourist resorts of Sa Coma and Cala Millor. Other recommended visits near Sant Llorenç are the Canyamel Tower, the Hams Caves and the Drach Caves.
Links related to Sant Llorenç. See the links at the bottom of this page with important information of places of special interest near Sant Llorenç and our recommendations.
How to arrive:
The town of Sant Llorenç des Cardassar is located east of Mallorca. From Palma, the Ma-15 motorway that passes through the town of Manacor leads directly to the town of Sant Llorenç.