Villas to rent in Spain – Make a Pilgrimage in Majorca

In the middle of the Serra de Tramuntana is the 500 metre high Sanctuary, ‘Santuari de Santa Maria de Lluc’, which otherwise might be referred to as the Lluc Monastery. Located in the municipality of Escorca in north west of the island, there are a number of stunning mountains surrounding this special place. The monastery is a place of pilgrimage, where the patron saint of Mallorca, the ‘Mother of God of Lluc’, is worshiped. Embark on cheap holidays abroad in Spain villas in Majorca to the beautiful star-shaped monastery which has extending pilgrimage routes through various paths on the Island of Majorca in the Balearic Islands. Even if you rent Menorca villas, this is a great experience to have if you are inspired by pilgrimages and religious belief.

Marvel at the Madonna with Spain villas in Majorca

According to legend, Mary chose this place as a holy ground when a statue of her appeared in 1229 to the Moorish shepherd boy, Lluc, who had converted his parents to the Christian faith. The statue was brought back to the church for worship, but when they returned to pray, it had moved once again to the mountains. This repeated a few times until it was decided that a church should be built there. Learn the story whilst you rent holiday villas in Spain or cottages with hot tubs and see the marvellous interior of the church which now stands in the same spot.

Marxa d'es Güell Pilgrimage – Villas Spain

Book a villa in Majorca and go with ten thousand other pilgrims on the Pilgrimage of ‘Marxa d’es Güell a Lluc a peu’ - the walk from Güell to Lluc. The starting point is Plaça Güell and since 1974 has run once a year for 48 kilometres from Palma to Lluc. The march of the Black Madonna is a symbol of liberal thinking for many Majorcan people involved. Become infected in the Balearic Islands with the patriotism of the islanders during your holiday on the island of Mallorca. Or if you would rather stay in Lanzarote villas, take part in the Pilgrimage of Los Dolores.

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Even if you are not religious, it is easy to get lost in the intricate decorations, the gold leaf, statuettes and beautiful natural surroundings. The Sanctuary’s beautiful domes make a wonderful photographic or artistic subject, whilst the botanical gardens there are an incredibly meditative and peaceful location if you would simply like to relax after your journey from your holiday lettings. For those who are really interested in history, don’t hesitate to rent holiday villas in Spain and see the fascinating museum there.