Category: Places of special interest

Palma from up high, Santa Eulalia

The oldest church in Palma, Santa Eulalia, can be found right in the centre of the old town.
Building started back in 1230, thanks to a donation from King Jaime I, taking three centuries to complete. The 6-meter rosette can still be seen in its facade.

Santa Catalina: from fishing to glamour

Located right by the Paseo Marítimo, Santa Catalina is one of Palma’s most dynamic districts. Modernist buildings mix with two and three story homes that display the style so characteristic of the city centre: iron balconies, Majorcan shutters and traditional roof tiles.

 

Bellver Castle

A gothic castle built between 1300 and 1310. Inside we find Palma’s History Museum, with artefacts uncovered at archaeological digs, art collections as well as the Despuig classical sculpture collection.

Ses Rotes Velles offers its clients luxurious tranquillity

Ses Rotes Velles is in the municipality of Campos, in the South East of Mallorca, very close to Colonia de Sant Jordi, just a few metres from Es Salobrar – a bird watching sanctuary that attracts many to the island every year – and about 2 kilometres from the famous Es Trenc beach as well as other un-spoilt beaches like Es Carbó and Es Caragol.

Son Sureda Ric, a châteaux in the Manacor region

The Son Siureda Ric estate markets red wine produced with ecological grapes. Under the names “Vi de la Terra” and “Vi de la Terra Illes Balears” the wines combine three varieties of grapes – callet, tempranillo and cabernet sauvignon – which as a result give five types of wine with unique features: Espira, Ric Pur, Rogent, Cerval and Gormand.

Mancor de la Vall, Majorca

The district of Mancor de la Vall is spread across 19.82 km². It is located less than 5 km from Inca and has easy access, by road or by train, to Lloseta or the city of Inca itself. There is also an alternative route to that of Selva, which takes you by foot to the Escorca mountains (Lluc) from the Palma main road.

Portals Vells

Portals Vells is located in the town of Calvià, 20 minutes by car from Palma in the direction of Son Ferrer, past Poniente golf course. The stretch of road is quite old, but the dense Mediterranean pine trees make it a pleasant route with natural tunnels which seem to caress the roadside.

Fornalutx

Fornalutx is a much-visited colourful village, in the centre of the Serra de Tramuntana mountains. Its origins go back to the Middle Ages and it grew up around the site of a primitive Moorish farmstead, as is indicated by the old streets in the highest part of the village, which are narrow, winding and steep.

Es racó de s’Arena (Beach)

Es Racó de s’Arena is situated at 13 kilometres from Campos. It is a quiet little sandy area of fine golden sand with rocks, with no service or village in the vicinity, and near the Club Náutico s’Estanyol de Migjorn, at 0,1 nautical miles, from where it can be reached on foot between the surrounding vegetation.

The Garden of Alfabia

The buildings and gardens that form the estate of Alfàbia are located in the outskirts of Bunyola. A visit to the manor, owned by the Zaforteza family, allows one to appreciate the different rooms that made up a typical twelfth century manor house and to walk in some of the most remarkable gardens in Mallorca.

Raixa

Raixa is one of the most beautiful manor houses in all Mallorca. It is a treasure trove of echoes from the past, rich in cultural heritage linked to the Despuig family who purchased the Arab farm back in 1660.
 

Banyalbufar

Banyalbufar, a municipality located in the south-western part of the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, between the terms of Estellencs, Esporles and Valldemossa, has a population of around  500.  

Randa

Ramon Llull was the first Mallorcan who withdrew to Randa in 1273 to carry out contemplation. In the centre of the island of Mallorca, between the municipalities of Algaida and Llucmajor, is the mountain of Randa,

Caimari

Experience Caimari and dive into the calmness of this former island. Enjoy the silence that is so emblematic for this place and which is transmitted by its inhabitants and their relaxed way of life.

La Granja de Esporles (The Farm)

La Granja, situated 15 Km from Palma, is a beautiful 10th century mansion, surrounded by lush vegetation, beautiful gardens and natural fountains. Greatly valued in Roman times for the vast quantity of water which fl owed there, it still has a magnifi cent natural spring, thirty feet high, as evidence of its power.

Porreres

Porreres is a municipal area in the interior Southern part of Mallorca’s most central region. The municipal area only contains one city centre with a current number of 5,479 inhabitants.

Galilea Mallorca

Within the protected natural resort of Serra de Tramuntana, a little village called Galilea can be found. The name was chosen because of its similarity with the Holy Land. This village attracts hikers, tourists, artists and people who simply come here to stroll through its streets, to contemplate nature and to enjoy some silence not far away from Palma.

Sa Bassa Blanca, art and nature

In 1993 the Majorcan property known as Sa Bassa Blanca became the Fundacion Yannick y Ben Jakober now owning one of the most important private collections on the island. The land of about 16 Ha. borders the Victoria Nature Park and is close to the sea.

Ca los Camps, a prehistoric port

This coastal corner is the result of the mouth of the Torrent dels Cocons (which comes from the comellar with the same name) and the marine erosion which has formed a v-shaped sea inlet of fossil dune. This beautiful virgin beach has a quite gentle slope, pebbles, a stony ground and the presence of tamarisks next to the coastline.

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