Tag: tourist attractions in Majorca

Santuari de Lluc, Majorca

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The sanctuary at Lluc is the spiritual centre of Mallorca and has been a place of pilgrimage for over 800 years. The main point of interest is the little statue of the Virgin (La Moreneta de Lluc), which, so the story goes, was found in a cave by an Arab shepherd boy who had converted […]

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Santanyi, Majorca

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Santanyi old town is full of stone houses built from the local honey-coloured sandstone. The same sandstone was used in the building of the cathedral in Palma and Castell Bellver.

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Palma Cathedral

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Palma’s cathedral, La Seu, is the most precious architectural treasure of the Balearic Islands and is regarded as one of Spain’s most outstanding Gothic structures.

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Inca, Majorca

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Inca is the third largest town on the island. A modern industrial place, visitors come here nevertheless, attracted by the cheap leather goods in Avinguda General Luque and Gran Via de Colon. Thursday, market day, is Inca’s busiest time. The stalls lining the streets and squares stretch over several districts of town. Here you can […]

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Train from Palma to Port de Soller

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The most enjoyable way to travel from Palma to Soller is aboard the “Red Arrow”, an electric narrow-gauge railway line, which opened in 1912. After passing through farmland, the 27-km (17-mile) route winds its way through the steep peaks and valleys of the Serra de Tramuntana. The line is justifiably regarded as one of the […]

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Majorca tours: Palma, Valldemossa, Deià, Sóller

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Valldemossa Valldemossa lying 17 kilometres from Palma along the s’Esgleieta road, is famous, among other reasons, for the Carthusian Monastery, known as La Cartuja, where Frédéric Chopin and Georges Sand spent the winter of 1838-1839. The monastery (closed Sundays), with its distinctive green-tiled belfry, rises head and shoulders above the town. In the church, there […]

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Pollenca, Majorca

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Founded by the Romans in the foothills of the Serra de Tramuntana, Pollen has retained much of its old-world charm with narrow, twisting streets, some good restaurants and a lively Sunday market. The remains left by the town’s founders include Pont Romu, a bridge spanning the banks of the Torrente de Sant Jordi river, at […]

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Calvia, Majorca

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This quiet little town in the foothills of the Serra de Tramuntana mountains is the administrative centre of Calvia Province, which includes the resorts from Ses Illetes to Santa Ponca.

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Cabrera Island National Park

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Cabrera (“goat island”) lies just 18 km (11 miles) from mainland Mallorca. A rocky, bare place and virtually uninhabited, it nevertheless has a rich history. It served as a prison camp during the Napoleonic War and was used as a base by Barbary pirates. Since 1991, Cabrera Island, together with an archipelago of 157 sq […]

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Things to do in Alcudia, Majorca

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The wonderful city of Alcúdia, encompassed by 14th-century walls, is situated at the base of the peninsula separating Pollen Bay from Alcúdia Bay on the island of Majorca.

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