Mallorca is an amazing island in the Mediterranean sea, close to Spain, with beautiful weather, amazing landscape and delicious food. The largest of the Balearic Islands, Mallorca is part of Spain but has a more mountain landscape and otherworldly life quality. An awesome island : Mallorca, the topic of today.
In a picturesque setting between the Tramuntana Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, the historic village of Valldemossa is filled with charm. Steep pedestrian streets and buildings with old stone facades lend a special ambience. The mountainous area has luxuriant vegetation, and the slopes lead down to beaches and coves. Below the hilltop town is a lovely harbor, the Port of Valldemossa, which still feels like a little fishing village. Tourists will enjoy sampling the fresh seafood specialties at the local restaurants. The Real Cartuja de Valldemossa, a magnificent Carthusian monastery, was built in the 14th century on the site of an ancient Moorish Alcazar. For more than four hundred years, this serene setting offered spiritual inspiration to the Carthusian Monks who prayed and lived here. Pianist Frederic Chopin and novelist George Sand spent the winter of 1838-1839 at the monastery, and the room they rented is now open to the public. During the time they lived here, Chopin composed Raindrop Prelude and other works, and George Sand wrote her famous book, A Winter on Majorca.
The local people know each other well and like to stop for a chat with their neighbours. Visitors enjoy watching the daily routine, sipping a cafe con leche or a glass of wine on one of the many terraces on the square. The surrounding scenery, the light, and the atmosphere of the town seem to be made for creative people, and Santanyi has attracted many international artists over the years. Today art seems to play a central role and you can find many types of galleries and workshops in the narrow alleys of this quiet country town. Just off the market square, don’t miss ‘Sa Botiga’, a homely cafe which is well known for its German-style buffet breakfast. On the market days of Wednesday and Saturday, the narrow street outside is closed to traffic and the cafe also puts tables and chairs out onto the street so you can soak up the buzz and atmosphere. One of the most fascinating galleries is located directly on the main road: The Galeria Sailer. They offer a stunning selection of pre-Columbian textiles and antique Kalims, modern paintings, sculptures, and glass objects in a renovated townhouse dating back to the 17th century. Be it for the scenery, curiosity or interest in art, Santanyi is well worth a visit and the best time to go is when the market is in town. Enjoy a breakfast in one of the cafes and watch the continual coming and going of one of the nicest markets on the island. Take a look around the galleries or stroll around the market stands with their vast selection of curiosities.
One of the most popular attractions to do in Soller is the journey on the vintage tram from the town’s centre to Port de Soller. The tram journey is 30 minutes & the timetable changes regularly based on the time of the year. You can find all relevant information here. Alternatively, you can reach Soller from Palma via Tren De Soller (aka a train) which has been in operation since 1912. The train route takes roughly one hour and allows you to discover some of Mallorca’s most scenic countryside whilst sitting inside old wooden carriages. Note: The train tickets can be bought prior, however, the tram tickets need to be purchased on the tram the day of travel. If you wish to take both, consider the Tram + Train package which can be purchased online prior. See here for more information.
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