Lloseta is a small town and the island’s second smallest municipality located in the Riaguer district of central Mallorca. Situated the island’s rural heartland, this place holds an identity all of its own, yet is very close to the major town of Inca.
Discover the hidden places and rich culture of Lloseta with this abcMallorca guide.
The central region of Mallorca is one of the most beautiful and diverse areas of the island. Towns such as Bunyola, Inca and Santa Maria are worth a visit. […] Central Region of Mallorca
History and Culture
This unassuming country town was once a busy industrial centre producing hard materials such as coal and cement. Despite the exodus from many Mallorcan towns during the Franco regime, Lloseta enjoyed somewhat of an industrial revival following the establishment of the Palma to Inca train route in 1875. Lloseta has a long, rich history and still boasts places of interest that date back to pre-historic times and a number of other sites of historical and architectural interest.
Now Lloseta is a place of contrasts with modern buildings threaded in between the golden stone walls, ancient town houses and many street cafes. This area is also known for its fertile soil which made it an ideal location for the development of agriculture and you can still enjoy its abundant fresh produce today. Olympic cyclist Miguel Martorell was born here.
Shopping in Lloseta
There is a market every Saturday morning which is particularly good for fresh food and all the shops you need for day-to-day living.
Being close to Inca, a major centre for leather, Lloseta has developed a reputation for making shoes.
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Major attractions in Lloseta
The Palacio de Ayamans is a famous private residence in Lloseta town which is very occasionally open to the public for special events. During the 17th century the Lord of Lloseta lived here and imposed a reign of terror on both the locals and his poor wife!
There is a local theatre for alternative music and traditional Mallorcan entertainment.
Things to do in Lloseta
The ‘Ermita de Santa Llucia’ is within walking distance via the village of Mancor de la Vall and attracts locals looking for spiritual assistance. Santa Llucia is the patron saint of those with eye complaints.
Lloseta sits at the foot of the Tramuntana mountain range which has many places to explore.
Don’t miss out on the some of the excellent vineyards in this areas and fine wines available for sampling.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Serra de Tramuntana is the backbone of Mallorca. Find out what this spectacular mountain range has to offer. […] Discover the Serra de Tramuntana
For wine lovers you can explore Mallorca’s best vineyards around the area of Binissalem DO region encompassing the island’s central towns. […] Follow the Wine route
Restaurants in Lloseta
You should find a good choice of restaurants in Lloseta including the excellent Santi Taura, which ranks as one of our top ten restaurants in Mallorca.
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There are also many hidden gems for fine cuisine in the surrounding countryside.
Hotels in Lloseta
Lloseta is not a top destination for visitors to Mallorca, but the Cas Comte Petit Hotel Spa is a special boutique hotel for pampering and relaxation and children are not allowed.
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Events in Lloseta
There are two important religious festivals in Lloseta which both celebrate Mary, the patron saint of the town. The ‘Mare de Deu de Lloseta’ takes place in May and includes many cultural events. The celebration of ‘del Coco’ is held during the first Wednesday after Easter and is traditionally an opportunity for the rich to give to the poor.
There is also a festival in January or February known as ‘Sa Rua’ which includes a carnival and the traditional ‘burial of the sardine’, plus the ‘Fira de Sabata’ in June which celebrates the town’s shoe-making heritage.
Living in Lloseta
Despite being a small town Lloseta boasts a population on a par with nearby Binissalem. Although it is mainly inhabited by local Mallorcans, some internationals are attracted here due its proximity to Inca, one of Mallorca largest towns.
Property prices in Lloseta are also relatively modest compared to more popular locations, with bargain apartments still available for less than 100,000 euros, detached villas from around 400,000 euros and more extensive fincas from around 800,000 to 2 million euros. Most of the property available consists of both modern and traditional town houses which usually cost less than 500,000 euros.
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Surrounding Areas to Lloseta
Enjoy day leather shopping at the major town of Inca, or explore the wine route around nearby Santa Maria, Binissalem or Alaro.
A thriving international community, a feast of local products and much more. See our abcMallorca guide to find the very best that Santa Maria has to offer. […] Santa Maria del Camí
Our essential guide to beautiful Binissalem takes you to the heart of rural Mallorca and uncovers its rich wine-making tradition, plus all-access info to true luxury. […] Binissalem
Alaró is nestled in a peaceful valley on the southern slopes of the Tramuntana Mountain. Discover its charming streets, restaurants and don’t miss the weekly market! […] Alaró
For a day at the beach 20 minutes’ drive will take you to Pollensa or Alcudia. There are also many country villages to see such as Biniagual, Selva and Mancor de la Vall.
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More Places on Mallorca
The Balearic Island of Mallorca has a wealth of interesting towns and villages, plus the stylish capital Palma. Explore them all here!