Today we bring you a place that you can’t miss if you go to Mallorca, The Sanctuary of Lluc, which is considered one of the most sacred and mysterious places within the whole island. Keep reading!
Its name comes from the word “lucus” which means “sacred forest”, and is located throughout the center of the Sierra de Tramuntana, making it an excellent starting point for hiking or cycling. Being surrounded by forest in every direction makes it a quite peaceful and full of amazing mysteries.
The legend has it that the image of the Virgin of Lluc (small and brunette) was found by a shepherd and a monk between some rocks, they took her to the old parish of Sant Pere, but it returned by itself to the place where they had found it; A fact that happened several times without any explanation, until a chapel was built next to the place where it continued appearing.
This sanctuary has a beautiful botanical garden, a spiritual house, and restaurants with the best food, a museum and a shelter. Also have numerous archaeological remains in the area that will turn your visit into a fantastic experience.
You can also find lodging nearby with all the necessary amenities that will give you unforgettable moments full of peace, tranquility; the aroma of the Sierra at dawn, harmony and definitely the wonderful relaxing views will leave you amazed.
The Sanctuary of Lluc is definitely one of the places you can’t miss if you go to Mallorca, its building tells a wonderful story and its spiritual atmosphere will give you the calm you need. Do not miss it!
Every year the Marcha des Güell a Lluch a peu is held in which more than 50,000 people from Palma take part in a pilgrimage on a journey of more than 48 kilometers until they reach the monastery.