Located just a stone’s throw from Alcudia Bay, Muro is a small town and beachside municipality in the north-east of Mallorca. It’s home to a fascinating ethnographic museum that offers a unique insight into island life and is within easy access to a centuries-old necropolis associated with the Talaiotic culture.
Things to do in Muro
Take a step back in time at the Museu de Mallorca-Seccio Etnologica, which exhibits everyday objects from centuries gone by. In addition to old cookware, weapons and agricultural tools, there are furnishings, pottery urns and handicraft equipment. The museum occupies a beautifully restored 17th-century building that is characteristic of the rural nobility.
A short drive from the town centre is Playa del Muro, which is one of the largest sand beaches in Mallorca. It’s particularly popular with families due to its shallow waters and is backed by several play areas where kids can let loose. When it’s time to eat, there are plenty of restaurants to choose from, including Xocolata, La Santa and the Nusa Dua Beach Club.
Combine your visit to the beach with a stop at the Necropolis de Son Real, a prehistoric cemetery and archaeological site that dates back to the 7th century BC. More than 130 tombs have been uncovered here, alongside weapons, musical instruments and jewellery that reflect the Talaiotic culture’s funerary traditions. To learn more, visit the Museu Monografic de Poŀlentia in Alcudia where many of the site’s findings are displayed.
Getting around Muro
Muro is around 40 minutes’ drive from Palma and Palma de Mallorca Airport, which has flights to destinations across Europe and North Africa. Regular trains connect from Palma to the Muro railway station, from where it’s a five-minute taxi ride to the town centre.