We caught the train to Manacor from Palma. Manacor itself is nice enough but nothing special, you would not call it a pretty quaint place.
The town centre is about 10 to 15 minutes walk from the train station and has the advantage that it is not a tourist town, so you see a little of a ‘real’ place.
We did not do the pearl factory as I had been before and it is a little out of town. My advice is if in a car, yes go and have a look but the 10-15 minute walk each way in the baking sun is not worth it, unless you want the exercise or are looking to buy something.
A word of note. We were there on a Saturday, a busy day you would think, however just after lunch everything closed, presumably for a Siesta. I am told there is a market on Monday mornings, so this would be a good day to go.
One of the best bits for me was the train from Palma. The train is modern and the views through the Mallorca countryside are good. A point of note, just after Inca, the train stops and you have to get out to change trains from an electric to a diesel, if you stay put you will end up going back towards Palma.
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