Mallorca is the largest island in the Balearic Islands, which are part of Spain and located in the Mediterranean. The island boasts world-renowned beaches and coves but is also a perfect destination for golf lovers and lovers of culture, water sports, and entertainment. No wonder Mallorca is a favorite holiday destination for jet-setters from the politics, film and fashion scene.read more
Mallorca measures almost 80 kilometers from one end to the other and shows great diversity. Its coast spreads to 550 kilometers, dotted with some of the Mediterranean's most beautiful coves and beaches with white sand. The small coves set between cliffs and pine groves in the north of the island will leave its visitors speechless.
Mallorca’s landscapes are characterized by contrast. There are breathtaking areas such as the Sierra de Tramuntana Mountains, in the north, with peaks reaching over 1,400 meters and the Cabrera Marine and Terrestrial Nature Reserve, a group of islands and islets, just over an hour away by boat.
Palma, the capital, is the island's cultural center, outstanding for its historic old town with the famous La Seu Cathedral and vibrant nightlife.
Towns such as Deià, Pollença and Valldemossa are among the most picturesque of the island. The small coastal village of Deià, on the northwest coast of Mallorca, is one of the prettiest villages on the island. Located in a gorge at the foot of the Teix Mountain, it boasts splendid views to the Mediterranean below, being an artists’ inspiration.
The town of Pollensa is an ancient town with cobbled streets and an impressive main square, dotted with cafés, restaurants and bars – just a few kilometers from the northern resort of Puerto Pollensa.
The town of Valldemossa is around 15-20 minutes’ drive from Palma into the Tramuntana Mountains. It is the highest town in Mallorca and is probably best known as the place where the composer Chopin and his lover, writer George Sand spent the winter of 1838/9. After Palma, it is probably the most visited town.
Fornalutx hidden paradise deep in the Siera de Tramuntana is regarded by many as the most beautiful village on Mallorca, and one of the most stunning in Spain. It is framed with narrow stone steps, beautiful flowers, and greenery everywhere. Its houses are decorated with colorful painted tiles, some dating back to the 16th century.
Your first stop should, of course, be the capital, Palma de Mallorca. Visit the landmark of the island, its immense Cathedral and the many museums or just have a stroll around the city to admire its architecture.
The road to Sa Calobra will charm the most adventurous visitors and it spreads to 13 kilometers along the mountains into the beautiful bay at Sa Calobra.
Visit Coves dels Hams and Coves del Drach located in the eastern region of the island near the town of Porto Cristo. They will leave you speechless with their unique formations.
The Palacio Real de La Almudaina, also known as the Alcazar, is the Moorish fortified palace. It was built initially in the 11th century but was rebuilt in 1309. It was the royal palace of the Kingdom of Majorca until 1349. Another site of importance on the island of Majorca is the Castle of Capdepera.
Do not skip a visit to Fundació Pilar I Joan Miró with over 6000 pieces from Miro, including sculpture, paintings, and a library.
Castell de Bellver will make you travel back in time. Built in the 1300s this castle is found on the edge of Palma and is one of the highlights of the island. It was once used as a royal residence before serving as a military prison in the 18th Century and today it serves as a museum of history.
The Cap de Formentor (also known as the Formentor Lighthouse) is a stunning spot on the north of the island that is famed for its wonderful views across the surrounding bays.
The Santuari de Lluc monastery in the north-west of the island is an architectural gem and a famous site of pilgrimage. Cala Figuera is a picturesque hamlet of amazing beauty that offers travelers a great range of restaurants and cafés.
Palma Aquarium is the perfect place for a fun family day. The aquarium is filled with a great variety of underwater creatures that will enchant younger and older visitors. The islet of Sa Dragonera is an uninhabited natural park on the coast of Majorca that travelers can enjoy by boat, kayak or on foot and will be a nice family venture out.
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