Most beautiful villages in Mallorca

Deià

Talk about the most beautiful villages in Mallorca means doing it from coastal places with beaches and dream coves, but also of other interiors that seem embedded in the precious Tramontana mountain range and are surrounded by exuberant nature.

Because this Balearic island is a wonder that you should know. The capital is very beautiful Palma de Mallorca, with its imposing cathedral and its Bellver castle. But, perhaps, even more beauty is the rural area that preserves, in many cases, ancient traditions and incomparable monuments. But, above all, that it offers you the proverbial tranquility of this island alluded to by the poet Santiago Rusiñol. If you want to know the most beautiful towns in Mallorca, we encourage you to continue reading.

Deià, a magnet for artists

Robert Graves House

House museum of Robert Graves in Deià

Precisely nestled in the Sierra de la Tramontana, the town of Deià has traditionally been chosen by artists from different disciplines to live and work. Among them, painters like Picasso o Stephen French and actors like Peter Ustinov. But the most famous of them has been the British writer Robert Graves, Author of I, Claudio.

The house where he lived for much of his life is now a museum. But he's not the only one. You can also visit the Archaeological, the Parochial, the one dedicated to the painter Norman Yanikun or the Son marroig, located in the spectacular estate of the Archduke Louis Salvador of Habsburg-Lorraine which includes a monastery and one of the most spectacular viewpoints on the entire island: the one located in front of the rock Sa Foradada.

As for its monuments, the first thing that will catch your attention are its brown stone houses. But we also advise you to visit the church of San Juan Bautista, whose tower also had defensive functions next to the Los Cañones viewpoint, which is next door and offers wonderful views of the Majorcan coast.

Because this beautiful town of barely a thousand inhabitants also has a coastline. In fact, you can enjoy beaches like those of Cala Deià y Cala Es Canyaret, whose turquoise blue waters will fascinate you.

Valldemosa, the most popular among the most beautiful villages in Mallorca

View of Valldemossa

Valldemosa

If Deià fascinated Robert Graves, Valldemosa dazzled the romantic musician Frederic Chopin and his partner, at the time, the writer George Sand. Both spent a season in the great symbol of this town: its charterhouse. As a result of this, the novelist published A winter in Majorca and Chopin composed his Preludes Opus 28.

Valldemosa is also located in the Sierra de Tramontana, bordering precisely on Deiá. It is a beautiful town with narrow cobbled streets in which the Church of San Bartolomé, built in the XNUMXth century following the canons of the Gothic, although profoundly reformed in the XNUMXth and the House of Saint Catherine Thomas.

We also advise you to visit the Municipal Museum (in the charterhouse itself), which houses works by Joan Miró; the King Juan Carlos Gardens; the Sa Miranda dels Lledoners viewpoint, which offers spectacular views of the town, and the hermitage of the Santísima Trinidad, built in the XNUMXth century.

But, as we were saying, the great symbol of this beautiful town is the Royal Charterhouse of Valldemossa. Built as a palace for the king Sancho I of Majorca, was given to the monks in 1399. It is an impressive monumental complex in which, in addition to the old monastery, the church, of neoclassical invoice, the cloister, the old pharmacy and the cells stand out. The latter houses, in addition to a sample of the traditional life of the Carthusians, a small museum dedicated to Chopin and George Sand.

Alcudia, history and beaches

Alcudia

The Moll gate, in the wall of Alcudia

We leave the mountain momentarily to continue our route through the most beautiful villages of Mallorca on the coast. Specifically, we traveled to Alcudia, located in a bay that closes, on one side, the Corporal Farrutx. Therefore, it offers you some of the most beautiful beaches of the Balearic Islands. Among them, that of the promenade itself, that of Sant Joan, that of Sant Pere or that of S'Illot, on Cape La Victoria.

But the great charm of Alcudia is in the town itself, whose old town retains its medieval appearance. Their walls from the XNUMXth century are the best preserved on the island. They have twenty-six towers and four gates: Mallorca, Moll, Vila Roja and Portela. If you want to see it in all its splendor, we advise you to visit the Parapet walk, which also offers you impressive views of the bay of pollensa.

But you should also visit in this town the parish church of Sant Jaume, which you will find touring the narrow and cobbled streets of the center. And, already on the outskirts, you will find the Roman site of ancient Pollentia, a town founded in the second century before Christ.

On the other hand, Alcudia is an ideal starting point for hiking trails through the spectacular Albufera Natural Park. You have four well signposted itineraries of different lengths. But, if you prefer the sea, you can take a boat trip around the bay. It also offers you wonderful views. And, if you are traveling with children, you can take them to the water park that you will find in the marina.

Finally, we advise you to see in Alcudia the Casa museum Yannick and Ben Jakober, with its wonderful gardens, sculptures and other works of art. In addition, it is located in front of the sea and offers you an impressive picture of the Mediterranean.

Sóller and its tourist train

Sóller

Soller tram

We now arrive at the beautiful town of Sóller. And, if you wish, we can do it through the beautiful tourist train that connects it with Palma de Mallorca. It preserves the original locomotive and wagons from 1912 and crosses the already mentioned Sierra de la Tramontana offering you wonderful landscapes. As if all this were not enough, the station you arrive at has exhibitions dedicated to paintings by Joan Miró already ceramics of Picasso.

Once in this village, you have to approach the Constitution Plaza, its true nerve center. In it, you will find the St. Bartholomew's Church, a temple that began to be built in the XNUMXth century, but currently has a spectacular modernist façade. Also, inside, you can see several Gothic and Baroque altarpieces.

In the square you will also see the buildings of the Town hall and from a well-known bank, the latter a modernist construction. But, if after traveling by train, you have been wanting to continue moving in traditional vehicles, you can take the trolley car that passes through the square and takes you to the port.

However, first take a walk around the Sa Lluna street, full of beautiful private gardens and shops where you can buy a local souvenir. Likewise, at one of its ends is the Can Prunera Museum, located in a beautiful style building art nouveau. On the ground floor, the original modernist furniture is preserved and, on the first, a collection of works by the aforementioned Picasso, Kandisnky and Warhol.

Fornalutx, not only one of the most beautiful towns in Mallorca

Fornalutx

Fornalutx, one of the most beautiful villages in Mallorca

We have titled the space dedicated to this villa this way because, in fact, it is not only one of the most beautiful in Mallorca, but it is also considered one of the most beautiful in Spain. It is precisely between soller valley which, when the orange and lemon trees bloom, offers you an incomparable landscape and the Puig Mayor massif.

Fornalutx makes up a group of narrow streets that go up and down and are framed by large stone mansions. The most spectacular is Metge of Mallol, which really is a long staircase. Through these streets, you will reach the Town hall, guarded by an imposing defensive tower XNUMXth century.

You should also visit the Church of Fornalutx, built in the XNUMXth century, although, after several reforms, it has baroque features. And the noble house of Can Xoroi, which houses a museum dedicated to historical photography in the town and the art of painted tiles, a tradition that dates back to the XNUMXth century.

Pollensa, the landscape in its pure state

Pollensa

The ascent to Mount El Calvario, in Pollensa

It is no coincidence that this town is the favorite of the painters who visit Mallorca because its landscape, dominated by the imposing Cape Formentor, is really spectacular. Also part of it is the ascent to the Mount of Calvary, which consists of 365 steps and runs between cypresses, rural houses and sculptures. Once up, you will not regret the effort because you will have wonderful views of the island.

But you should also visit in Pollensa the parish church of the Mother of God of the Angels, which is located in the Plaza Mayor. If you travel to the town on Sunday, in addition, a beautiful traditional market is held in this square. And we advise you to also see the Roman bridge, sanctuary of Puig de Maria, convent of Santa Maria, which houses the Museum of Pollensa, and the Dionis Benassar house museum, where this Majorcan painter was born.

In conclusion, we have shown you some of the most beautiful villages in Mallorca. But, really, the whole island is a landscape and monumental jewel. For example, we could also have included in our trip ArtaWith its imposing caves; balyanbufar, with its vineyard terraces, or Capdepera, with its XNUMXth century walled fortress. Don't you feel like enjoying all these wonders?

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