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The village of Lluc is definitely worth a visit as it is home to a famous monastery, which was once occupied by a community of Augustinian hermits. The monastery was reputedly founded in the 13th Century after a Moorish shepherd found a statue of the Virgin Mary in the vicinity of the building.
The monastery is considered to be the most important pilgrimage site on Majorca. A boarding school also exists at Lluc and is well known for its boys choir, "Els Blauets", a group of choirboys named after the blue cassocks that they wear, which was established at Lluc back in 1531. According to old records the choir should comprise "40 boys, natives of Mallorca, of pure blood, sound in grammar and song".
The choir is still based at Lluc and during school terms can be heard in the chapel at 11.15 each morning. The short concert is followed by a brief service of prayer in several languages.
The monastery at Lluc also caters for tourists and many former monks’ cells are available for board. The monastery is favoured by ramblers as a starting point and base for walking tours of the area.
There are two important festival days in Escorca: these are in honour of Sant Pere on the 29th of June and Sant Llorenç on the 10th of August.
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