Mallorca properties in the center of the island

The island centre: Pla de Mallorca

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The center of Mallorca

In the west of the Llevant is the region Pla de Mallorca. It is also called Es Pla and is centrally located for the most part in the interior of the island. The plain is bordered to the northwest by the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range and to the east by the Serres de Llevant. The border to the Migjorn region is formed by the table mountain Puig de Randa, which with a height of 544 metres is also the highest point of the region.

In terms of population, Pla de Mallorca is the smallest region on the island - in 2008 only 54,100 people lived here, spread over 16 municipalities. The largest town is the popular tourist destination of Can Picafort, located on the bay of Alcúida, the comparatively small stretch of coast of the region, which is characterised by beautiful and kilometre-long sandy beaches.

The region is considered to be the granary of Mallorca because it is here that most of the basic agricultural products come, such as rice, corn and potatoes. Large almond plantations can also be found here, as well as wine growing areas. Pla de Mallorca is the hottest part of the island due to its protected and comparatively deep location with little access to the sea. Only a few mountain ranges in the valley make the region a particularly suitable area for cycling tours. The landscape is characterised by typical windmills, the Molins, most of which have now come to a standstill. In addition to beautiful landscapes throughout the interior of the country, the individual communities also have some sights to offer.

The municipality of Muro has access to the bay of Alcúida, where the small resort Platja de Muro is located, in the north-western area. About ten kilometres inland lies Muro, the capital of the area, which has only a little more than 6000 inhabitants. On the northern border of the municipality is a large part of the Parc natural de s'Albufera de Mallorca nature reserve - a drained swamp area that is crossed by several small streams and torrents. Countless rare plant and animal species find a home here. The 16th century parish church of Sant Joan, the former Minims monastery, now home to a school, and the ethnological museum in a 17th century building are other major attractions of the municipality that are truly worth seeing. In the southeast, Muro is bordered by the most populous municipality in the region (just over 12,000): Santa Margalida. It is also located on the bay of Alcúida and has three main towns: Can Picafort, Santa Margalida and Son Serra de Marina. Can Picafort is indeed a very touristy place, with many hotels, restaurants and bars along the coast - an excursion to the Parc natural de s'Albufera is an ideal way to escape the hustle and bustle. Santa Margalida, on the other hand, is a somewhat smaller, very traditional place, where mainly agriculture and handicrafts are practised. The impressive 13th century parish church of Santa Margalida offers its visitors not only a magnificent interior but also a magnificent view over the country.

Son Serra de Marina is located on the coast like Can Picafort. It is a town that was not built on schedule until the 1960s and mainly includes secondary residences for the islanders themselves. In summer the village is also populated by foreign tourists, but above all by local tourists - but not overpopulated. From here towards Can Picafort is the necropolis of Son Real, a burial town of the Talayot culture. A special feature of the coastal section in the municipality of Santa Margalida are the bearing towers from the 1940s, which are made of local sand-lime brick and are located in pairs at a distance of exactly 1240 metres. Until the 1970s, the obelisk-like structures were used by the navy for training purposes to determine the position and now shape the coastal image in a unique way.

With just under 5400 inhabitants, the third largest municipality in the Pla de Mallorca region lies far inland on the south-eastern border. There are six smaller mountains, the highest of which is Puig de Randa, the highest mountain in the landscape. In addition to the windmills that characterise the landscape, the pilgrimage chapel of the Mare de Déu de la Pau de Castellitx or the Gordiola glass factory, where visitors can watch the glassblowers at work, are special attractions. In the village of Pina there is the parish church of Sants Cosme i Damià and above it rises Puig de Randa, from which not only offers an incomparable view over the plain, but also three very worth seeing monasteries are located: The Santuari de Nostra Senyora de Gràcia is the smallest and lowest of the three. It dates back to the 15th century and has been home to Franciscans since the 16th century. The Ermita de Sant Honorat was built in the 13th century and renovated again at the end of the 17th century - still today some brothers of the order live here, therefore the area is not to be visited for the normal tourist. At the top of the mountain is the monastery of Santuari de Nostra Senyora de Cura, one of the most important places of pilgrimage on the island.