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The coastline of Manacor is one of the biggest attractions in the municipality. It is rugged and beautiful and does not suffer from anything like the degree of development that the south coast of the island does. The aforementioned fishing village of Porto Cristo is a good place to base yourself it you plan to explore the coast.
It is quiet and pretty and the still thriving fishing fleet that operates out of the harbour ensures that a good supply of delicious, fresh seafood is available at the many bars, cafes and restaurants. Porto Cristo is popular with tourists, although by no means overrun, but that is reflected in the prices in local shops, which are often rather more expensive than in less visited areas on Majorca.
Nearby to Porto Cristo, on the road down to Porto Colom, is one of the most famous tourist attractions on the whole of the island, the Caves of Drac. These incredible subterranean caverns are 25 metres deep and are home to a huge underground lake. Visitors can take a boat ride on the lake and see the beautiful limestone stalactites hanging down from the roof of the cave.
The caves are wonderfully illuminated and every hour a classical music recital takes place. It really is a wonderful place to visit
and should not be missed. Full contact details are:
Cuevas del Drach
Carretera Cuevas s/n
Telephone: +34 971 820 753
Fax: +34 971 815 089
Web Site: www.cuevasdeldrach.com
The actual city of Manacor is not a tourist area and in actual fact is the nearest thing Majorca has to an industrial heartland, given the pearl industry and the other manufacturing that takes place there. However, this provides opportunities in itself, as the pearl factories are well worth a visit - most of them welcome tourists and will provide a guided tour of the factory with the chance to buy some very reasonably priced pearls at the end.
The olive wood factory on the outskirts of the city is also worth a look and provides an opportunity to pick up some lovely, hand-crafted mementoes.
However, Manacor is certainly not without its charms and the streets around the church of Nostra Senyora Verge dels Dolores, are particularly pleasant and provide a real taste of "proper" Majorca. The church itself is very interesting - built on the site of a mosque, it has a minaret-style bell tower that is the highest building in Manacor and can be seen for miles around. Inside is a very famous figure of Christ, and the religiously devout travel from all over the island and beyond to kiss its feet.
On the same square as the church, the Placa Rector Rubi, you can find the Palace Tower "Torre del Palau" which is all that is left of the old Royal Palace, one time residence of King Jaume II.
Also worth a look is the Convent Sant Vicenc Ferrer, which has a beautiful arcaded cloister and rectory, nearby is Manacor’s archaeological museum, which is also very interesting.
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