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Laying adjacent to the neighbouring towns of Sa Pobla, Santa Margalida, Can Picafort and Alcudia, the town has good access across the island and is situated at approximately 10 km from Inca and 25 km from the capital Palma, and the Son Sant Joan International Airport.
Reaching Muro from the Son Sant Joan International airport is relatively simple and straightforward.
As you head towards Palma on the PM-15, you will then need to take the PM-30 towards to the PM-13.
This highway will then take you as far north to the outskirts of Sa Pobla.
From here, you will need to take the PM-3430 directly into Muro.
Unlike many other towns and villages which we have covered, Muro is served well by major highways and state roads which should ensure a trouble free journey for even the most inexperienced driver visiting the island.
However, we understand that for many visitors, the idea of stepping off a plane and into a car is not the most attractive, and it is for this reason that a whole fleet of taxis can be found waiting outside the arrivals hall.
Although not far in distance to the nearby Playa de Muro, the character of the two towns is quite contrasting. Whilst the aforementioned takes on a more conventional tourist dimension, primarily aimed at young families with children, Muro resembles something more cultural. Indeed, if variety is what you are after during your stay in Mallorca, then this modest sized town might just provide the ideal setting for you.
Dating back to 1232 after the Catalan conquest, the village of Muro, which translates literally as a ‘wall’, was given to the Count of Empuries. Many of the local residents at this time belonged to a wealthy Jewish community of money lenders and doctors. As a reward for their assistance to the Catalan king, local residents here were afforded special privileges.
Although the notion of a closed, wealthy community does not hold as true today as it once did, Muro does contain an abundance of rich heritage and cultural attractions from times gone by. Although home to a range of attractions that will appeal to the visitor, perhaps the most notable of these is the Museu Etnologic de Mallorca. Housed n a spectacular former mansion, this museum gives a fascinating insight into Mallorca’s past through a wide range of materials that can be interacted with.
Moving onto a more contemporary theme, yet remaining inline with authentic Spanish pastimes, Muro is home to the Placa de Toros. This bullring is built out of white stone and is the scene of traditional bullfights in the town today. And to complete the wide variety of attractions on offer here, just 4 km north of Muro is what is termed ‘Mallorcas vegetable basket.’ This low-lying wetland has been reclaimed and is now dominated by windmills, hence the local term – ‘the land of a thousand windmills.!’
A large number of floral and faunal species can be found here, and this important farming area provides the island with much of its home grown produce. In keeping with the home grown theme, you might have guessed that several festivals take place in the land of a thousand windmills, however we will cover these along with more details of other attractions in the Attractions and Amenities section.
It is fair to say that Muro offers more to the visitor then one might usually expect from a rural Mallorcan town. With a rich and colourful heritage, the town has much to offer as far authentic culture is concerned. However, what really sets Muro apart is its ability to mix old with modern. The old feel of the town makes it warm and welcoming to the visitor.
However, it is within this old charm that traditions still live on today. Furthermore, should you wish to experience the flagship attractions that Mallorca is synonymous with, then the crystal blue waters and inviting beaches are only a short drive away. Muro is a village that allows the visitor to taste all aspects of Mallorcan life. If you seek a holiday with variety, Muro is a town well worth your consideration.
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