About Lloret de Vistalegre
Lloret de Vistalegre is a small town at the geographical heart of the island in the central region known as Pla de Mallorca. It is a place rich in history, tradition and culture. Visitors will find some of the island’s most emblematic vistas here of windmills, fields of almond trees and historic stone farmhouses. It is a popular stop for cyclists on their route through peaceful and scenic central Mallorca. Gastronomic fairs, nature days and sporting tournaments attract locals and tourists every year.
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History and Culture
The Cova d’en Dainat is located in the Sa Comuna forest of Lloret and is one of the best preserved caves in Mallorca. It is evidence of the first settlers from the bronze age. Mirroring the history of the surrounding area, the town would have once been the site of a Moorish farming estate. Post Catalan conquest, King Jaime I, gave the estate known as Benigalip to Ponç Olzet and five knights from Manresa. The territory was known as Manresa up until the 16th century.
The growth of the population led to the creation of the Convent of Our Lady of Loreto and the name change from Manresa to Llorito. Locals still sometimes refer to the town as Llorito, although it was changed to Lloret de Vistalegre when it separated from Sineu to become its own municipality in 1924.
Shopping in Lloret de Vistalegre
There are a couple of supermarkets, a pharmacy and a bakery which satisfy the daily needs of the local community. A weekly market is held on Mondays in Plaça Jaume I. Stalls sell fresh fruit and vegetables, clothes, shoes and miscellaneous goods.
Lloret de Vistalegre is also the location of Pirotecnica Jordà, the only firework designers on the island. Established in 1940, today the company creates a wide range of fireworks for the island’s correfocs, private parties and for special effects in film, TV and theatre. Armerίa Gomila is another rare shop which stocks rifles and other hunting equipment. Upholsterers may want to make a special trip to the town’s textile shop, Teles de Lloret.
The ancient forest of Sa Comuna de Lloret is one of the main attractions. It’s where visitors will find the geographical centre of the island, marked with a monolith, as well as the artificial cave, Cova d’en Dainat. There are also five old windmills which once belonged to flour mills. Beside the zebra crossing, at the junction of Carretera de Sineu and Costa des Pou, there is an old public well called Es Pou which is 12 metres deep. It is thought to date back to Moorish times, though the earliest written records are from 1581. The neo-Gothic cross is a replica of the original 16th century model. There is also a relief here of Our Lady of Loreto.
Things to do in Lloret de Vistalegre
The town hall at Lloret de Vistalegre can provide visitors with a choice of walks to the principle historic attractions in the area. While it is recommended to discover the forest on foot, mountain biking is hugely popular too. The mountain biking tournament MTB Berganti Bikes Mallorca Core Race is staged in Sant Joan, Costitx and Lloret Vistalegre every September.
Sa Comuna forest has a recreational area with picnic tables and there’s a sports centre with a swimming pool, tennis and football courts. Road cyclists exploring central Mallorca often stop for refreshments at one of the three restaurants in town. Other visitors are simply happy to unwind beside the pool at one of the beautiful rural hotels on the outskirts of town.
Central Mallorca is known for its old bodegas and vineyards, however beer lovers will be pleased to know that artisan microbrewery, Toutatis, is only a ten minute drive from Lloret de Vistalegre. The friendly Belgian owner and his team will be happy to talk you through some great-tasting IPA, pale ales and fruit beers.
Restaurants in Lloret de Vistalegre
Bar Can Putxet is situated at the foot of the church and is a favourite with local veteran cyclists. It specialises in Mallorcan tapas, known as ‘variats’, and also offers a set lunch menu. It has some outdoor seating along the street and beside the tobacco shop.
Es Fasser, the Mallorcan name for a date palm, is a bistro which attracts a slightly younger crowd. On the menu are midday snacks, burgers, pinxos and sandwiches. Next door, Es Pou Nou, is a typical Mallorcan bar with a spacious terrace. In addition to local cuisine, it also serves pizzas. A fourth restaurant is located at the sports centre in the forest, Restaurante Sa Comuna, which is popular during summer but closed in winter.
If you’re looking for a more upmarket dining experience, book a table at Restaurant Jacaranda in the luxury Finca Serena located 6 km from the centre. High quality ingredients and traditional recipes are given a contemporary twist and artfully presented in a setting hard to rival.
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Hotels in Lloret de Vistalegre
There are currently no hotels within the town centre. Farmhouse hotels with plenty of outdoor space known as agroturismos can be found in the surrounding area. One of the closest is 500 year old Son Baulo. It has six suites, five double bedrooms, a library, garden, orchard, swimming pool and plenty of traditional Mallorcan character.
Can Porretí is another charming farmhouse hotel which will appeal to all those looking for a quiet and restorative break. The owners keep hens and sheep who are free to explore and pasture on the estate.
Luxury Finca Serena is nestled amid forty hectares of land dedicated to olive trees, cypresses, lavender, lemon trees, pines and ten hectares of autochthonous grape. It is a sublime refuge where visitors will be nourished by the environment and gastronomy.
Events in Lloret de Vistalegre
Every year in March, the town holds a special Nature Day called El Dίa de la Naturalesa. It invites locals and residents to participate in a clear up of the Sa Comuna Forest. A tree-planting ceremony is a recurring feature and illustrates the importance that nature holds for the people of Lloret de Vistalegre.
On the second weekend of May the town hosts a spring festival known as Fira de Maig. The agricultural fair brings together elements of traditional Mallorca such as typical dancing, giants, music and poetry recitals. Live music, workshops for children and an artisan market are all part of the seasonal programme.
The patron saint of Mallorca is Saint Dominic on 8th August. Celebrations extend for two weeks prior to this date and involve all members of the community. Expect cultural and sporting events during the day; theatre, local bands and communal suppers in the evenings.
La Festa d’es Sequer takes place on the first Saturday in September and is a wonderful fiesta which honours the locally grown fig. Fresh figs, fig jam, fig cake and a tapas route featuring creative uses of the fig are all part of this gastronomic day.
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Living in Lloret de Vistalegre
There are an increasing number of people moving to Lloret de Vistalegre from Palma and beyond. It is perfect for those who want to embrace a slower living lifestyle and be in closer contact with nature. Essential services and shops including a bank, pharmacy and supermarket means residents don’t require the car for every errand. There is also a nursery and primary school.
As for property, there are mainly large detached houses with gardens for rent and for sale. Sale prices range between approximately €250,000 and 650,000. Lloret de Vistalegre is only 18 km from Inca, which has many more shops, restaurants and entertainment optins. As for Palma, it is just over 36 km, less than an hour drive away.
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Lloret de Vistalegre is close to numerous other charming towns of historic and cultural importance. Nearby Costitx is the town with the most archaelogical sites per metre on the island. It is also the location of the Balearic Islands’ Planetarium and Observatory.
Sineu is a great place to visit on a Tuesday for its lively market. The streets fill with stalls, farm animals, the aroma of food being cooked outside and live music. Further north, passed the small town Sant Joan, you’ll find the Els Calderers museum. It will give visitors a sense of life on a typical 18th century Mallorcan country estate called a ‘possessió’.
Connect with the heart of Mallorca at charming and traditional Lloret de Vistalegre. Soak up the atmosphere, savour the views, and if you time your visit right, enjoy the lively fairs and festivals enthusiastically supported by its proud community every year.