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As you would expect Mancor de la Vall and the surrounding area, doesn't as yet feature in any of the major tour operators brochures,
and since public transport from the Son Sant Joan airport just isn't really a practical option, anyone considering a holiday here must
make provision to either collect a hire car from the airport, or make the transfer into the town by one of the many taxis that will be
waiting outside the arrivals hall.
For those visitors who do prefer to make the short journey by car, in preference to a taxi transfer, after arcing around the northern residential suburbs of Palma, the fast Ma-13 road will take you as far north as Inca, at which point the much slower Ma-2112 road will then take you the final few miles into the centre of the town.
As with the other destinations on this site, a detailed version of this route, complete with links to maps where appropriate, is available from the Route Map link on the left hand frame of this page.
The village of Mancor de la Vall has a long and varied history. Earliest records appear to suggest that the municipality was originally made up of four farmsteads, those being Mancor, Biniatzent, Biniarroi, and Massanella. From 1248 to 1913, all four farmsteads belonged to the nearby municipality of Selva.
The construction of the Sant Joan Baptista de Mancor parish church went some way to establishing an independent settlement, but it was not until 1925 that the town gained formal independence from Selva. Prior to this, the name Mancor was popular and widely used throughout the region. Upon establishment of an independent village, the initial name was known as Mancor del Valle, until in 1984, when this was modified to what is the present day name of Mancor de la Vall.
As with most rural Mallorcan villages, Mancor de la Vall is well blessed with architecture that is prevalent in these regions. As such, a great deal of the village’s attractions tend to be focused round this theme. Many attractions that will be discussed further in the "Attractions and Amenities" pages, are situated amongst beautiful manor houses amidst the religious chapels and churches that still form a strong base to Mallorcan life today.
Of particular note here is the chapel of St Llucia, which was first documented in 1348. In addition to the various manor houses that are available to visit, each with their own attractions, there is also the beautiful countryside to explore. Ideally located to the north east of the Sierra de Tramuntanna mountain range, the village lies within close proximity to numerous hiking trails.
For those whom seek holiday challenges, we can heartily recommend the Llosetta hike which takes the visitor to the hermitage of Santa Llucia. Although certainly not for the faint hearted or weak willed, the rewards make the effort highly worthwhile.
A holiday in Manor de la Vall would be quite similar to one in many other rural Mallorcan villages in several respects. An absence of a highly charged atmosphere would provide little appeal to the younger generation, whilst its inland location away from the beach would not be much use to young families.
However, for those that seek a little peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of towns and cities, Mancor de la Vall may well be worth your consideration. Situated amongst beautifully unique architecture, with the nearby mountain ranges nearby, the holistic face of Mallorca is experienced no more then in this small secluded village.
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