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SANTUARI DE LLUC


Santuari de Lluc is a pilgrimage and a monastery located in Escorca municipality in Majorca. It is located on height 530 m basin surrounded with mountains; one of mountain is Puig de Massanella. Sanctuary was founded after the Moorish shepherd found a statue of Virgin Mary in 13th century. On that place was build monastery. For this monastery it is considered that is one of the most important pilgrimage sites of Majorca. Also one of the famous things about this site is a boy’s choir Los Blauets. This name they get by blue cassocks they worn. This choir was founded in 1532. Also this choir is held’s a regular concerts and gain an international fame. This monastery is a starting point of a walking tour in Augusts every first weekend. It is a night walk from Palma to sanctuary and it start in 23 hours from capitals Placa Guell. This monastery contains a botanical garden with small exposition how to preserve environment of Majorcans mountain region.

 

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