The spectacular contrast between the Tramuntana Mountains and the district of Es Pla is displayed in all its beauty in the Selva municipality, in the Raiguer district, with its over 2000 hectares of nature areas of special interest, which conserves of a good part of its rural landscape intact.
In addition to the charming villages of Selva, Moscari, Caimari, Binibona and Biniamar, other major elements of municipal heritage are the church of Sant Llorenç de Selva, one of the oldest churches in all of Mallorca, the elegant manor homes and numerous farmsteads.
CaimariIn the Plaça Major of Caimari you will find the parish church, dedicated to the Immaculate Conception built in the 19th century, the convent of Franciscan nuns, the Rectory and the Village House. Other points of architectural interest are the manor houses of Ca s’ Hereu and Son Albertí, of Islamic origin. Next to them the visitor can admire the Old Church, a jewel of rural religious architecture and the oldest public building in the neighbourhood. The Caimari Ethnological Park is also worth a visit: an open-air museum where one can see various examples of structures employed in traditional activities that occupied inhabitants of the Serra de Tramuntana mountains for many centuries as they made good use of the resources offered them by nature.
The geographical situation of the tiny village of Moscari in the Serra de Tramuntana mountains, spread on a hillock, allows it to enjoy an extensive panorama of the nearby mountains to the North as well as the undulating plains to the south. Its architectural heritage includes the parish church of Santa Anna, the school, the Village Hall, the former convent of Franciscan nuns, the Cross of Llevant and, especially, the ancient manor houses of C’an Gelat and Can Riera. On the outskirts you will find the Son Ferrer well (13th Century), the small parish cemetery and the monument to the Sacred Heart of Jesus (1948).
Scarcely two kilometres from Caimari stands the hamlet of Binibona, a rural enclave in the Serra de Tramuntana mountains, with marvellous landscapes where peace and tranquillity are the norm. Originally an Arab settlement, its population has been small throughout its history. Its elevated position at the foot of the mountain makes it an exceptional viewpoint for admiring the natural landscape that surrounds it.
Moscari is a very quiet village, quite remote from the tourist resorts on Mallorca. It lacks of alternative eating establishments in the village, apart from the two hotels run by the same owner. Even if you are looking for a peace retreat, to spend your holidays in Moscari you have to rent a car.