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Manacor is a large municipality in Majorca and the town itself is the island’s second largest after Palma de Majorca. Like most areas on the island Manacor's roots stretch over a long period – more than 4,000 years. The Romans established the town's prominence, even before the Moorish invasion of Majorca in the 8th Century. Aside from cultural and historic background Manacor offers some extraordinary activities such as the horse trotting races (Carreres) at Manacor’s hippodrome. If it’s beaches you’re after then visit the nearby town of Porto Cristo, a small town on the eastern coast, which takes pride in having stunning sandy coves. If you’re after something a bit more unusual then have a look at Majorica pearls which are pearl imitations that many think are indistinguishable from the real thing. They’re made in Manicor and you can visit the factory to buy them yourself.