Welcome to Monestir de Lluc
The site's sacred nature is heavily embroidered with ancient lore. Back in the 13th century, a local shepherd saw an image of the Virgin Mary in the sky. Later, a similar image appeared on a rock. Others say it was an Arab shepherd boy who discovered an image of a beautiful woman in 1238 and, returning with a monk from Escorca, saw a holy crown suspended over the spot. Another story relates how a statuette of the Virgin was found here and taken to Escorca. The next day it was back where it had been found. Three times it was taken to Escorca and three times it returned. A chapel was built near the site to commemorate the miracle, possibly around 1268. The religious sanctuary came afterwards. Since then thousands of pilgrims have come every year to pay homage to the 14th-century (and thus not the original) Statue of the Virgin of Lluc.