Living in Muro, Mallorca.
Situated slightly inland in the agricultural region of Pla de Mallorca, Muro is a traditional rural village, which also boasts the small resort of Playa de Muro. This picturesque village, with its sandstone buildings and old church, is a typical example of traditional Mallorca.
Nowadays, Muro counts on tourism and agriculture, it has a rich farming tradition that still continues to this day. In this area you can find many fresh products and a large wine industry.
Muro is a lively town, with all the shops and services needed for day to day life. There is an impressive market of fresh local produce on Sunday mornings and on some Wednesday evenings there is a craft market on the beach of Muro.
The Ethnological Museum of Muro, housed in a 17th century house on the Calle Mayor, this museum has examples of traditional rural life in Mallorca during different periods of its history. You can find traditional pottery, which is still made today. Also historical products, such as clay works, silverware, musical instruments, sculptures, medicines, tools and leather objects.
The church of Sant Joan Baptista, in Catalan Gothic style, is more than 400 years old and was erected to replace the old church, due to the rapid growth of the population. The other church worth mentioning belongs to the convent of Santa Anna. In 1910 the bullring was built with stones from the local quarry, which is still active.
The fiestas of Sant Joan are celebrated for two weeks in July and at the beginning of November, there is an annual autumn fair.
Muro is a great choice for those wishing to enjoy traditional Mallorcan life. It is well communicated, not only with the beach resorts in the north of Mallorca, but also with the town of Inca and other villages. Approximately one hour from Palma, the capital.
This makes Muro popular, not only with the local residents but also with a quiet and relaxed international community. The current population is around 7.000 inhabitants.
The nearest towns are Llubí, Santa Margalida, Sa Pobla and Búger. The nearest beach resort is Can Picafort and Son Serra del Marina is a quieter coastal village.