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The County of the Plain of Majorca (Pla de Mallorca / Llanura de Mallorca)

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Northern plains of Mallorca seen from the sanctuary Cura. Click to enlarge the image.The County of the Plain of Mallorca (Pla de Mallorca / Llanura de Mallorca) occupies most of the central plain of the island of Majorca. This region also played a central role in the economic life of the island to tourism development that began in the 1960s, most Majorcan living in this region, and the nobility, who often lived in the capital, based on its agricultural areas of the plain (possessió) for her income. Today, the county (comarca) of Pla de Mallorca is the least populated of the six counties of the island (about 55,000 inhabitants).

The region is predominantly agricultural, with only a narrow north coast of the Bay of Alcúdia, benefits from tourism with the resort of Can Picafort, in the municipality of Santa Margalida. In the interior, agro-tourism is trying to develop.

LocationLocation

Pla de Mallorca in Majorca - Situation (author Joan M. Borras). Click to enlarge the image.The central plain of Mallorca is bordered on the west by the mountain range of the Serra de Tramuntana, to the east is the chain of hills Serres de Llevant, in the north by the Bay of Alcúdia and to the south by Bay of Palma.

The plain is dominated by a few high peaks: the Hill of Randa (543 m), the Hill of Galdent (400 m), the Hill of Bonany (317 m) and the Hill of Sant Miquel (239 m).

County Plain of Mallorca adjoins the County of Llevant in the east, the county of Migjorn south, the County of Raiguer northwest, and the county of Palma in the west.

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A Discovery Circuit of the Pla de Mallorca
Pla de Mallorca in Mallorca - Discovery Tour County. Click to enlarge the image.Halfway between Algaida and Llucmajor (in the county of Migjorn), take a detour to reach Randa. The road gradually descends and passes through the sanctuary of Gràcia, which is built under a huge rock. Later, we pass by the hermitage of Sant Honorat, located almost at the interior of a mansion, and near the top of Puig de Randa. The Sanctuary of Cura is placed on the top of the hill and the view is superb in all directions. At Algaida, north of Randa, we can discover the glassware Gordiola.

From Randa cross Montuïri to reach Porreres. The Sanctuary of Monti-sion enjoys a prime location and stunning views. Back to Porreres and head of Vilafranca. On the way to Petra, visit the hermitage of Bonany, one of the best views in the region, the hilly landscape makes it an enjoyable trip. Near Bonany, you can visit Els Calderers, a large mansion, which is now a museum depicting the life of a finca in the nineteenth century.

We then will walk in Petra, the hometown of Juníper Serra, before reaching Sineu, formerly the site of a royal palace and that has an imposing parish church, then will head to Llubí, a short distance from the chapel Sant Cristo del Remei. The landscape remains the same until Inca. Exit the Puig de Santa Magdalena to visit the sanctuary, where you can admire the view of the plains, the mountains and the coast.

Following the road along the marsh bordered with dwarf evergreen oaks, we arrive at Can Picafort, where you can visit Sa Canova Talaiot, the necropolis of Son Real, the islet of Els Porros; and Son Bauló (dolmens).

Can Picafort cross to reach Muro, an important historical town (parish and chapel).

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