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Information and situation to Manacor
Manacor, situated in the east of the island, is the third largest independent municipality of Majorca, the second largest town and at the same time agricultural center of the east of the island. The coat of arms contains a hand and a heart and this is what the name Man-a-Cor stands for “Hand on the heart”. The history of this town goes through the Moorish and Roman settlement periods back to the prehistoric times. In Manacor you will find countless shops with art beads and other arts and crafts products, like for example pottery, it gives to this diligent and busy town an impressive image. 90% of all souvenirs that were manufactured on Majorca derive from Manacor.
Apart from wood products, the famous art beads attract the attention of the guests. Here you can go on a good food as well as saunter and go shopping. In many restaurants and cafés you can try the famous cookies from Manacor and enjoy the atmosphere of the town. The weekly market takes place in Manacor each Monday in the Placa Ramin Llull. Here there are souvenirs of all kind, from art to kitsch. The fruit and vegetables market is every week day in the morning in Placa Constitucio.
The municipality of Manacor includes the villages
Cala Anguila-Cala Mendia, Cala Murada, Cales de Mallorca, Son Mas, Son Talent, Porto Cristo, Sa Marineta, S’Estany d’en Mas, S’Illot – Cala Morlanda und Son Macià.
- Population: approx. 40.000
- Weekly market: Monday, saturday
- Distance to airport: 60 km
- Excursions: Harbor and beaches in the East, Cuevas del drach, pearls fabric