Escorca Things to Do
We didn’t really spend much time in the monastery as most of the time was just some relaxing moments at their café but the Basilica church(Basilica de la Mare de Deu de Lluc) worth a visit and we didn’t regret it. There is beautiful decoration inside, first we checked the main church and then we went at the back side where most visitors head anyway...more
Monasterio de Lluc is probably the most important religious place in Mallorca island with lots of pilgrimages visiting it every year. It is situated on idyllic area (no surprise) just below the highest mountain peaks of Serra de Tramuntana.The buildings of the monastery date back from 18th century but it was foubded in 13th century (!) when a young...more
Escorca is a great starting point for experienced hikers also, you can try (if you dare) to climb the highest peaks of the island here:Tomir at 1,103m, Puig de Massanella at 1,352m and the highest one which is Puig Major at 1443m.Puig Major houses a military zone so you cant really reach the top, that’s why the highest target for the hikers is Puig...more
Gorgeus place to rest, take a bath in the mediterranean and watch the locals passing by. Is not a very touristic place, there are lot of locals, not so much germans or gentleman from England. So enjoy a nice afternoon and go to "Modesto" bar-restorant and taste it's delicious porc.more
Situated high on the Serra Tramuntana, Lluc is the highest town in the Balearic Islands. In winter is not unusual to see snow here. The 1000 years old santuary gives the place a religious atmosfere. Several important visitors have been here in the previous centuries. Take one day an explore the surroundings, follow the "Misteries Path" until the...more
Café Sa Placa: Café Sa Placa
Inside the monastery ground, opposite the main building there is a café.
They have lot of space inside but the tables outside where very convenient for us. After a long day along Serra de Tramuntana we just wanted to rest for a while and this place was great.
We ordered cold beer (2 euro each) and watched some kids playing football including a nun that was very good (she scored twice!). They had some snacks and tapas but we just wanted to drink beer that afternoon and didn’t try to eat anything.
how to go there
Escorca is about 50km from Palma, 33km from Soller, 19km from Pollenca, 31km from Alcudia, 17km from Inca
We drove to Monasterio de Lluc from Soller, a windy narrow round, very scenic in most part with some great view points.
Once in Monastery we noticed the huge parking where we paid 4e (valid for all day). The guard gave us a small leaflet that has a simple plan of the monastery which is 150 meters away from the parking.
No surprise most visitors come organized tours, the parking lot had more buses than cars in late evening although in general there went many people in the monastery, I guess it is more busy during summer months.
You can also try some local buses:
Bus #330 connects Palma with Escorca, then you have to walk for about 500 meters to the monastery.
Bus #354 connects Soller with Escorca, the same bus comes from Pollenca if its suits you better.
Escorca Off The Beaten Path
driving there from Soller
What enjoyed most in the area was the car route from Soller to Lluc monastery.
Along the way (Soller is 33km away from Escorca) we saw many view points, at the beginning was
Mirador de Ses Barques where we could see Port de Soller from above (pic 1) and then along the scenic road we passed through small tunnels (pic 2), stopped to take photos of some mountain peaks (pic 3) but also to see some lakes!
Pic 4 is taken from another view point over Panta de Cuber and then we stopped right next to Panta del Gorc Blau (pic 5). A long day along Serra de Tramuntana was coming to an end...