The largest of the Balearic Islands, Mallorca, apart from being mainly a privileged tourist destination where the beaches are its main attraction, is much more than that.
Mallorca is a prestigious city. As well as having countless coves and beaches with crystal-clear water, it has a great cultural heritage: ancient villages full of history, idyllic natural landscapes, hidden caves, its own gastronomy…
Despite being a large island, its distances are short, although without tourism it can be somewhat complicated to get around. For this reason, we recommend that you hire a vehicle that will allow you to move freely around the island without anyone putting limitations on your ability to enjoy and get to know it 100%.
We are going to tell you everything you should not miss on this island and show you that it is an ideal place to have fun and relax in equal parts.
What to see in the capital of Palma de Mallorca?
First of all, visiting the heart of the city is always a very good option. In the centre of Palma you will find a wide range of culture and leisure activities.
The old town is where you will find most of the tourist attractions: the cathedral “La Seu”, the Royal Palace of the Almudaina, the Arab baths and the Museum of Contemporary Art Es Baluard are a must-see. Romans, Arabs, Christians… all of them have left their mark on Mallorca.
If you are an art lover you must discover it through its museums, churches, galleries and theatres. Most of them are located in historic and emblematic buildings in the city.
Charming villages in Mallorca
As we have said before, Mallorca is more than just sun and beach. Mallorca has the honour of having places with a special magic and charm.
That is why today we are going to take you on a tour of the most beautiful and picturesque villages on the island so that you can enjoy them as much as we do.
Charming Valldemossa, a classic. It is probably the first village that is most recommended when you are looking for what village to visit in Mallorca.
The route to Valldemossa takes you into the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is a village with a medieval air surrounded by mountains where its beauty lies in its cobbled and staggered streets.
It also has a great historical past that makes it even more beautiful, if that were possible. All this makes a visit to Valldemossa a must on your trip to Mallorca.
Some must-see places are the Royal Charterhouse, the King Juan Carlos Gardens, King Sancho’s Palace and the birthplace of Saint Catherine Thomas, the most beloved saint of the Mallorcans.
Chopin said so! The most beautiful place in the world… and no wonder!
Don’t forget to visit the Chopin Museum, where he spent a winter with his great love. As Mallorcans we promise you won’t regret it.
You can’t leave this charming village without stopping at Can Molinas, a cafeteria where you will find the most famous potato coca de patata in Mallorca. Don’t say it too loud… it’s a secret!
Fornalutx, a village at the foot of Puig Major, the highest peak in the Serra de Tramuntana, is one of the most charming villages in Mallorca.
Did you know that it was the first Mallorcan village to be included in the official list of the most beautiful villages in Spain? That’s all we can say…
Just like Valldemossa, the beauty of Fornalutx lies in its cobbled streets. In addition, its stone houses with red roofs surrounded by orange trees are a great attraction among the population. In turn, the church of Fornalutx has a combination of Gothic and Baroque styles that will blow your mind.
To finish off the history and culture of Fornalutx you can visit Can Xoroi, a noble house in which photographs are displayed that reveal the ancestors of this charming village.
A trip to Mallorca is not complete without visiting the most beautiful corners of Sóller. Sóller, the village located in the valley of oranges, commonly known as such because of the abundance of oranges. It has become one of the most visited villages in Mallorca. It is very close to Fornalutx so you can “kill two birds with one stone” in one day.
Of course, we invite you to stroll through its narrow streets and old quarter. Among them you will discover Sóller’s most emblematic buildings: the Plaza de la Constitución; the heart of Sóller, the Church of San Bartolomé; with its Baroque structure and Modernist façade, the Banco de Sóller; a symbol of splendour or the Carrer de sa Lluna, an ideal place for shopping.
You should also know that on Saturdays a street market is held in the Plaza des Mercat. The flea markets are a collection of stalls where each one has different things from the most typical food to handmade crafts. They are a great place to find and buy the most typical products of the area.
A different and romantic option to get to Sóller is from Palma, on the traditional wooden railway. The Sóller train, popularly known as the Sóller train, is a great attraction. Its carriages are made of wood and preserve the essence of more than a hundred years ago.
For more than an hour, the train crosses the Serra de Tramuntana at low speed, allowing you to enjoy the incredible landscapes of the Serra. Sounds good, doesn’t it?
The last recommendation… You can’t leave Sóller without having enjoyed a good orange juice… you’ll thank us for it!
What to visit in Mallorca?
If you want to know more about Mallorca, don’t hesitate to do it with Nord Villas Pollensa. We have the perfect holiday homes and villas for your holidays on the island of Majorca. Visit our website or call us. We will be delighted to advise you in your choice.
We look forward to meeting you!