Santuari de Lluc

Escorca, Spain

The Santuari de Lluc is a monastery and pilgrimage site located in a basin on a height of 525 metres and is surrounded by a number of high mountains. The sanctuary was founded in the 13th century after a Moorish shepherd found a statue of the Virgin Mary on the site where the monastery was later erected.

Lluc is considered to be the most important pilgrimage site on Majorca. It is also known for its boys' choir, Els Blauets (a name derived from the blue cassocks worn by the boys), which was founded in 1531; the choir holds regular concerts and has gained international fame. A boarding school and numerous tourist-orientated facilities are to be found in the town. Today, the cells of former monks are leased to visitors.

As it is located centrally in the Serra de Tramuntana the monastery is often used as a starting point for walking-tours. Each year, on the first weekend in August, there is a night walk from Palma to the sanctuary. The walk commences at 23:00 hours, leaving from the capital's Plaça Güell.

Behind the monastery buildings is a botanical garden trail, containing a small exposition on preserving the environment of the Majorcan mountain region.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Alexander Störmer (3 years ago)
Cool location but expacted a little bit more to see. Still a nice calm place for a short visit.
Caroline Jolleys (3 years ago)
Lovely place but natural garden needs a bit of care and attention!
James Booth (3 years ago)
Amazing drive there through the hills. Be careful/mindful of the cyclists as they are everywhere. Had a great meal at the restaurant at the far end of the car park. The monastery is all free to go around and it well worth a visit. Just have to pay for parking.
Lotty Giusti-Chaves (3 years ago)
Excellent! Three's no charge to see the Basílica and the all the sanctuary. It's such a mystical place! It fills your up with love and peace. Three's plenty of parking nearby. They have a cafe inside that's awesome and a restaurant that is fabulous too! The gift shop has a very good selection and good prices too.
Jeff Miller (3 years ago)
We love this monastary! A great location and a good night's accommodation. So many things to go in the area...especially walking.
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