One of the most famous visits in Mallorca is the Coves del Drach (literally “Dragon Caves”) in Porto Cristo, within the municipality of Manacor. These caves where discovered in 1898 and today, many people visit them thanks to its multilingual routes, which are one hour long.
This caves stand out from the rest thanks to the richness of their calcareous deposits in the shape of stalactites and stalagmites. They are located in the south slope of the mountain of Sant Miquel (Serra de Tramuntana), within the municipality of Campanet.
Located on the coast of the municipality of Capdepera, in Cap Vermell, the caves of Artà are surrounded by mountains that dominate the sea. They are spectacular caverns, a place you cannot miss. They are open all year long.
The Coves dels Hams (literally “Fishhook Caves”) were discovered in 1905. On the 2nd of March of that same year, the speleologist and tourism pioneer, Pedro Caldentey Santandreu, discovered these caves close to Porto Cristo, on the east coast of Mallorca, while he was looking for onyx stones.
They are the smallest caves you can visit in Mallorca. Their proximity to Palma and the good communications enable people to visit them very easily. This trip is of a more familiar nature, so it is perfect to go with children.
Palma City Hall (“Ajuntament de Palma”) has a special charm. Its building dates from the 17th century. It is located in Plaça de Cort, where in the past many courts and curiae of the jurisdictional lordships, which were abolished by the Courts of Cadiz in 1811, used to gather.
The area of Pollença and Port de Pollença is an emblematic spot thanks to their singularity and beauty. Apart from the nice tourist resorts and hotels, this area is an extraordinary place to practice all kind of sports and enjoy the amazing gastronomy. It is the perfect place to spend your dream holidays.
The building of Sa Llotja (14th century), the old Maritime Stock Exchange where the Gild of Mariners was based, is an authentic pearl of the Gothic Art in Mallorca. It is one of the architectural masterpieces that you can find on the island. It was built by Guillem Sagrera between 1420 and 1452.
Poble Espanyol (literally, “Spanish Village”) is an open-air museum located in Palma, in the district of Son Espanyolet. It houses a large collection of reproductions: houses, palaces, churches, fortresses and other monuments as well as architectural details typical of the different Spanish autonomous regions.
Puig de Cura is the highest point of the Randa mountain (548 m) and an excellent panoramic viewpoint over Mallorca. Ramon Llull lived here in the 13th century and in the 15th century a Lullian school was founded to spread his doctrine. This school was the origin of Palma’s General Lullian Institute.
In Palma’s old town there are a great number of stately homes that in the past belonged to the nobility and that today, either preserve their own identity or have been sold to institutions or private individuals.
The main attraction in Valldemossa is the Royal Charterhouse, in which Chopin and George Sand lived between 1838 and 1839. The couple travelled from Barcelona to Mallorca in order to find a milder climate, so that Chopin could improve his health condition. Once in Mallorca, it was confirmed that Chopin suffered from tuberculosis. During their stay on the island, George Sand wrote a book about their experiences (“A Winter in Mallorca”).
This small village in Serra de Tramuntana is located between terraces from the Arab period, around a hill crowned by the most beautiful cemetery in the Mediterranean. It is a village with a soul and has a marked rural charm that combines the glamour of its past with its artistic and intellectual present.
In essence, Fornalutx, as well as Biniaraix, Llucalcari, Deià and Banyalbufar, have an urban configuration of Muslim origin. The same happens with the structural design of the terraces, on which all kind of farm work is carried out.
Orient is a hamlet within the municipality of Bunyola. It is located in the middle of the valley that bears the same name. It is a village taken from a fairy tale, surrounded by mountains. Orient is located in one of the most fertile areas in Mallorca, between Alfàbia and Puig d’Alaró.
Porto Portals is located just about 12 km from Palma, within the incomparable Bay of Palma. It is a prestigious meeting point due to the many important social, sports and nautical events that take place there.
Terraces are Banyalbufar’s most singular feature. They go down forming big steps until they reach the sea.
The coast of Artà (25 km long) still preserves its natural condition since many areas have not been urbanized. Some places that are important to highlight are: the beach and the dune formation of Sa Canova, the coastal plain of Sa Colònia de Sant Pere, the enormous cliffs in Ferrutx, where some of the most unique fauna and flora species on the island live (Paeonia cambessedesii, the fish eagle or the peregrine falcon), and finally, a series of little coves with sand beaches.
The museums in Palma and on the rest of the island shine with their own light. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the island has become a key destination in terms of cultural tourism. In Palma, although being a small city, you can find an interesting collection of museums and cultural foundations.
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