Travel to Majorca

Day 2 Palma-Serra de Tramuntana-Palma (168 Km.)

Majorca


 

(in 23 Km.) Valldemossa: Located in a high place, forming part of the valley of the Serra de Tramontana, replete of olive and almond trees. It is rich in springs and is surrounded by an abundant and lush vegetation. They offer a stroll through its streets steep and narrow. Is preserved in the village, the birthplace of St. Catherine Thomás. It also stresses the Church of the thirteenth century, very reformed in the XVIII. Its main attraction is The Carthusian. This former monastery, in its origins a royal residence, was inhabited by Carthusian monks since 1399 until his exclaustration in 1835. La Cartuja, after its secularization, the home of Frederic Chopin and George Sand in the winter of 1838 - 1839. Its museums are home to the historic and artistic legacy of the Carthusian; memories of the romantic couple and samples of art and culture of the centuries XV to XX.

Valldemosa
Valldemosa

(in 8 Km.) Sa foradada: Sa Foradada was formerly an island, and as such appears in most of the old maps of Majorca, among whom the Cardinal Despuig. In this spot was a famous battle when, in 1582, one hundred and fifty North African pirates were defeated by only fifty Christians under the command of Captain Mateu Sanglada. As a result of this and other missions, it was decided to build a system of fortifications, including the Torre de Sa Pedrissa (Sa Pedrissa tower), to protect the coastline. The existing access road to sa Foradada was originally promoted by the Archduke Luís Salvador.

Sa foradada
Sa foradada

(in 13 Km.) Soller: Known as the garden of Majorca for its orange and lemon trees visibles throughout all this area. The people of Sóller is connected to Palma for its famous train that dates from 1912, an old wooden train kept as yesteryear, whose journey passes through the green fields of Majorca. A walk through the village allows you to see houses that have their origins in the fourteenth century or earlier, and a large number of modernist buildings. Emphasize the parish Church of St. Bartholomew in the Plaza de la Constitución, together with the bank at his side, Ca'n Prunera on "Carrer de Sa Lluna", and much of the houses in the Gran Vía.

Soller
Soller

From the center of Soller you can access to another of the charms of the area: the port of Soller (Soller harbour), through the tram which connects with the Port of Soller with Soller, with the pride of being considered the first and last tram of Majorca. At only 4 miles from Soller, is the only major harbour of call cornice of Majorca. Taking advantage of a natural cove, sheltered from the open sea, the port offers a mix of beach and marina, which preserve the appearance of spas in the beginning of the century. Emphasizes "sa torre picada", a watchtower located near the coastline, which served to warn people of Saracens attacks.

Port de Soller
Port de Soller (Soller harbour)

(in 61 Km.) Cap de Formentor: In 6 km from the port of Pollensa there is the viewpoint of des Colomer. They are magnificent views of the sea and the cliffs of 400 m. height that fill the northeast coast of Majorca. From here the road continues going through pine forests and other viewpoints to reach the tunnel that crosses the mountains of "El Fumat". After a lighthouse (including bar and shop), and the incredible gift of another viewpoint from which you can see Minorca on a clear day.

Cap de Formentor
Cap de Formentor (Formentor cape)

(in 6 Km.) Pollença: Pollença, is undoubtedly one of the most attractive and beautiful areas in the island. His evocative settings have always been subject and why they have expressed in their canvases painters from around the world. The picture is more representative of this population is the "El Calvario" scene of the "Davallament" on Easter notably its 365 steps leading to a small oratory where there is a view point over all the municipality. The "Pont Romà" (Romanic bridge), Puig de Maria, the Parish Church, Plaza Mayor, the Cloister of Santo Domingo, the Museum of Mareeba as well as other scenic sites of great interest cultural are required visits through the set of streets that retain the traditional architectural style of the village.

(in 57 Km.) Palma of Majorca: We returned to the capital.


 

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