Sunset in Majorca

Majorca (Island)

The essence of the Mediterranean

Balearic Islands

Enjoy coves of turquoise water so clear that boats seem to be floating in the air, venture into hidden caves, visit lighthouses with endless views, and see unforgettable sunsets. That’s life on the largest of the Balearic Islands, a place of idyllic landscapes where the mountains are just a step away from the beach, and the inspiration for generations of writers, musicians and painters.

A trip to the island could start in Palma, its lively capital, and continue in villages where you can forget about the outside world, like Valldemosa or Sóller. The climate is always mild, and everywhere you go, you’ll find the true Mediterranean lifestyle and cuisine. Because Mallorca really embodies the Mediterranean spirit.

Charming places

Palma is one of the most delightful cities to explore on foot in all of Spain. In addition to visiting the Cathedral and Bellver castle, Es Baluard museum and the Pilar i Joan Miró Foundation, we recommend venturing into its courtyards, eating at restaurants with cuisines from all over the world, shopping in the exclusive boutiques of Passeig del Born, and soaking up the sun at a pavement café.You’ll be tempted to stay there forever, but Palma is just the entrance to a fascinating island. Travellers will find enchanting villages like Valldemossa, where the composer Chopin and the writer George Sand stayed in the Charterhouse. Very close by is Sóller, where you can take an antique train. Other options include Deià and the stunning gardens of Son Marroig, Pollença and its lively port, or Alcúdia and its unspoilt coves.From a cultural point of view, you may also want to visit the Archaeological Museum and the Talayotic Settlement of Son Fornés (in Montuïri) and take the Sencelles-Costitx Archaeological Route, where you can discover up to six archaeological sites of all kinds: navetas, talayots, caves and shrines.In all of these places, you can try the slow food trend in Michelin star restaurants, at the harbours, or in the cake shops where they sell the famous ensaimada pastry. You can take the opportunity to buy some local crafts, or just relax over a cocktail in any of Mallorca’s exclusive beach clubs.

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