Everything in the Cathedral of Palma is immense. They say that the gothic rose window is the biggest in the world and it wouldn’t surprise me if it were true, as it’s almost impossible to get the whole façade in a picture, even with a wide angle lens. It has a special location, on top of the walls of ancient Palma, right in the historic quarters of the city.
If we go at about 12 in the afternoon we can see how the sun passes through the rose window and how the light decomposes into hundreds of colors that beautifully light up the cathedral. It was declared a historic monument in 1931. Construction on the cathedral began in 1229, but it wasn’t finished until 1601.
In addition to its historic and religious relevance, since 2007 Saint Peter’s chapel was decorated by the artists Miquel Barceló. It’s a work of art that has as many detractors as supporters, but it’s worth seeing and making up your mind. Barceló tried to capture the miracle of the bread and the fish in clay, with cracks like it were in a cave, not a chapel.
I fall in love with things and places easily: I have various towns where I’d love to go and live after visiting them. In Mallorca, my infatuation had two parts: the first was in Valldemossa. The town, the first in the Tramuntana mountains if you come from Palma. It’s framed with green terraces and oozes a simple distinction of being from the end of the 19th century.
It’s shady streets are filled with banana trees and are a delight to walk through while you browse through antiques and buy something to remember the Balearen islands by. It’s almost certainly a must to try the ensaimadas, the typical sweet pastry from Mallorca, and change the shoes you’re wearing for some Menorcan leather ones. However, even if you don’t eat or by anything, there are two things in Valldemossa that everyone brings with them. First, the image of the green-turquoise La Cartuja tower (seen from the gardens of the ex-monastery and between the camellia flowers and the fruit trees – is’ the most beautiful thing I’ve seen in my life). The other is the romantic and secret love story that played out between George Sand and Chopin.
It’s a “virgin” beach in Campos, next to Sa Rapita, which is 3 km long and 35 meters deep. It’s the closest thing you’ll find to paradise on Earth. Here you’ll find an isolated beach without any nearby man-made constructions: there’s no housing, hotels, only sand dunes and vegetation.
The water is calm. There aren’t any waves and the water is turquoise and crystalline. Some days there’s a bit of a breeze. The sand is blonde colored, very blonde in fact, and nice and fine.
There are nudist areas at the end of the beach. There’s also an area of natural thermal water, the only on the island.
You can get to the beach by car or by walking. There are signs to indicate the path on the road. They’ve fixed the roads so that there’s better access to the beach. There’s also handicap-friendly access.
There’s a kiosk for drinks and snacks and you can rent umbrellas and lounge chairs. Beautiful sunsets. There’s also a guard at the beginning of the beach. It’s one of those beaches that if you can’t miss out on if you go to Mallorca.
It’s a bit of paradise and completely protected.
It's interior houses the Museum of the City's History and the Chapel of San Marcos. This castle hosts numerous cultural activities and weddings. In fact, I attended a wedding in the castle and it was wonderful and beautiful. To photograph a woman so happy that day by these walls was beautiful.
There’s a train that has traveled to Soller for over a century, but we went by car. They say that the train ride is beautiful because of the amazing views, a true pleasure for those who like to enjoy nature. The town is filled with architectural gems up and down every street.
We walked through the streets until arrive at the plaza mayor. There, we sat down at a café to have a hot chocolate and an ensaimada (local pastry), enjoying the slow pace of the small town. Here, it seems like all the tourism hasn’t changed much. Kids are kicking the ball around in the streets and run around like in any other town. The good thing is that here there’s a pleasant breeze, which is perfect for a hot August afternoon.
We get up and continue on our tourist journey through the town. On the walk we all decided which house we’d like to buy one day, when we come to live in Soller. There are houses for all tastes and pockets. I have my mind made up, I’m going to live in a house looking over the sea.
Son Marroig is one of the houses in beautiful Deià, which is located left of the road to Valldemossa to Deia. It's a small peninsula with a large rock at the end, which has a hole that's eighteen feet in diameter, which is actually one of the most iconic and photographed landscapes in Mallorca. To reach Sa Foradada, you have to follow the 3 kilometer path, coming out of the house after the iron gates near Marroig, and then go down inside a pine forest by the sea. In a pleasant hour-ish long walk you'll reach a small shipper that'll let you gain access to the sea and swim in front of the imposing Foradada.
It's a beautiful city in summer or any other season. I've just arrived home and I want to go back! For those thinking about going I recommend you look at the offer to stay in Iberostar Hotels. There's nothing like this city and on top of that, you ca make savings!
This beach is very beautiful .... Although I visited during the winter, it is a very quiet place, especially if you want time to reflect or simply to breathe fresh air and relax a while ... To see the surf .. Enjoy and admire the view ...... Especially if you enjoy watching the sunset, without a doubt I would recommend it .....
El Tren de Soller was created to improve communication between Sóller and Palma, but it's become a trip for tourists over the years. Fifteen years ago the train had a mail wagon for goods, animals and letters. In fact the postman had it very comfortable when he was choosing the letters. I don't recommend the round trip, only go one way.
Port de Soller is a small holiday village situated on the north coast of the island of Mallorca, with many bars and restaurants and a large marina with a boat mooring. You can stroll along the promenade that surrounds the port and swim in the sea off a small beach next to the harbor. There is an old tram that runs right on the waterfront, connecting the Port of Soller with the town of Soller (located a few kilometers inland).
This is a viewpoint with spectacular views, a mixture of sea and wonderful mountains. I recommend visiting at sunset, is a magical moment with a dramatic golden light over the mountains. Make sure you look at the stairs carved into the rock, they are magnificant. Undoubtedly, a place you must visit if you go to Mallorca.
One of the most beautiful villages in Mallorca. Personally, I like to walk through the streets in summertime and sit down on one of the many terraces. It's a very tranquil environment, besides being very pretty. I hope you like it!
beautiful sunset in late August ... to end the summer with good taste in your mouth!. Formentor is composed by cliffs in the north of the island of Mallorca. The cliffs are over 100 meters height and they sink in the mediterranean sea resulting in a stunning landscape, especially if you have a chance to go by boat.
In the beautiful setting of the Sierra de Tramuntana neighborhood is where you'll find this charming little town that has a jetty into the sea, and a cove of the same name. It's formerly an Arabic farmhouse that later became a member of the Cistercian Order. In recent years, especially since it became the refuge of the nobel Robert Graves, it has been visited by writers, artists and filmmakers, followed by people in finance who have turned the town into a somewhat elitist place. The town's streets are very nice, and the stone houses and 16th century church is still there. Don't miss the picture of the village in the evening when the lamps give it a Bethlehem-type feeling. For more information go to Deya cottages: Http :/ / www.Toprural.Com/baleares/mallorca/casas-rurales-deya_rm-es-7018.htm