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Situated approximately 15km inland from the coast, Llucmajor lies adjacent to the neighbouring towns of Campos, Algaida, Sant Jordi and the capital city of Palma, the later of which is located at a distance of around 18km west of the town.
Reaching Llucmajor from the
Son Sant Joan International Airport.
is arguably one of the more simple journeys one will encounter whilst in Mallorca.
Upon leaving the airport, the PM-19 highway will take you straight into Llucmajor. However, if the thought of driving to your destination doesn’t appeal to you, then there are a good number of taxis waiting outside the arrivals hall which will transfer you at reasonable rates.
As far as public transport is concerned, a number of shuttle busses connect Llucmajor with Palma although we can not imagine this to be an ideal scenario when loaded up with luggage.
At this point, we strongly recommend the hire of a private car which will not only be of use for transfers to and from the airport, but will also serve you well for the duration of your stay on the island.
However, it was in the year 1349 that the town earned its place in Mallorcan history, where just outside of the town on the plain of Galdent, the famous battle of Llucmajor took place between Pere IV of Aragon and Juame II of Mallorca. The outcome of the battle saw the King lose his life and the subsequent break up of the kingdom. In recognition of this historic event, a memorial statue in commemoration to the King can still be seen in the town today.
More recent events have not been quite so dramatic; however, the development of Llucmajor as a major agricultural and shoe making town has led to further increases in the economic development of the municipality. In recognition of the elevated prosperity of the area, King Alfonso XIII granted Llucmajor the title of city.
To some, it might come across as rather odd that a town of only 9,312 residents should be called a city. However, there can be little doubt that the level of productivity achieved here in a range of sectors from stone masonry, wood & metal working, shoe making and agriculture contributed greatly to the prosperity enjoyed by the municipality.
It might be said therefore, that city status refers to Llucmajors economic importance as opposed merely to size. Today however, much of the traditional workings of the town and its local area have been replaced through tourism which is a growing industry here. This is not to say though that Llucmajor is swamped by tourists, far from it, and tourism is still very much in its early development.
Much of what Llucmajor has to offer the visitor still ties in closely with the rural Mallorcan way of life. For those that wish to explore the municipality at leisure, over 67km of undisturbed, traffic free lanes connect small towns and villages. If physical exertion is not to your taste, then the Son Antem golf course lays approximately 5km south west to Llucmajor.
This golf club has the largest practice area in Spain, and the second largest in Europe. The school of Golf caters for participants of all abilities. However, should you wish to simply relax the days away, the nearby coastal resort of s´Arenal has a lively beach which is popular with tourists from all over Europe. If on the other hand, the hectic scene is not to your taste, then the scenically beautiful beach at Cala Pi offers relaxation in a quiet and secluded environment.
Finally, Llucmajors historical attractions are also worth noting. The Capocorb Vell is the oldest, and considered by many to be the most important historical site on the island. This ancient monument acts as the only remaining evidence on the island that recognises Mallorcas early settlers, the Talayotic people.
Llucmajor is certainly a town that holds its own amongst others. However, owing to the nature of the attractions the town has to offer, it is unlikely that a holiday here would suit all. Numerous activities offer the chance to relax and offer a pleasant variety to the range of historical attractions located in the town. For this reason, Llucmajor is a town that would hold most appeal to those seeking a quiet holiday, happy to explore at their own leisurely pace.
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