Manacor is the second largest city in Mallorca and located on the east side of the island. It is also the agricultural center of the island.
Manacor is not a very popular place in Mallorca but has a lot to offer. Many churches are to be found here, such as the "Esglesia de Nostra Senyora Verge dels Dolors", a mix of new-gothic and gothic with a 80m high tower. The "Esglesia de Sant Vicenc Ferrer" is a baroque church belonging to a rebuilt monastery. Nowadays the building is home of the municipality offices.
In the courtyard of a residential house you may find the remains of the kings palace built by King Jaume II. in the 13th century , called the "Torre del Palau". Also interesting to visit is the "Torre de Ses Puntes", a tower which served as watch tower to protect the city. Today the tower is used for art and other exhibitions. The tower "Torre dels Enagistes", built in the 14th century, is just outside of Manacor and is now home of the historic museum of the Manacor, the "Museu d'Historia de Manacor". Here you may visit prehistoric and bronze aged excavations, which have been found in the church of Son Pedro, about 6 km from Manacor.
Near Manacor you also find the famous caves of „Sa Gleda – Camp des Pou”, which are know to be the largest underwater cave system in Europe.
Many untroubled by the large tourism crowds, Manacor is still a quite laid back city with many nice cafés and restaurants offering local and international cuisine. Manacor is also famous for its furniture production and many nice shops can be found in an around the city.
The harbor of Manacor, Porto Cristo, is also a very popular place for residents and travelers alike. The harbor promenade with its many cafés and restaurants invite you to relax and enjoy some nice cuisine overlooking the harbor with its fisher boats and small yachts.
Near Porto Cristo you also may visit the well known Drach Coves. Every Monday morning you may buy local products on the market in Porto Cristo and an absolute highlight is the yearly Paella competition, which is held in November.