Valldemossa

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The historical records of Valldemossa go back to the 14th century, when the asthmatic King Sancho built this palace in the mountains to make the most of the clean air. In 1399, the palace was handed over to the Carthusian monks, who remodelled it as a monastery. The Real Cartuja de Jesu de Nazaret (Royal […]

Calvia

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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. Standing on a hill in the centre of Calvia is the church of Sant Joan Baptista; its forecourt provides a fine view over the surrounding […]

Santanyi

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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.

Felanitx

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From a distance, the busy little town of Felanitx looks as though it is surrounded by a wall with many turrets. As you approach, it becomes apparent that these are windmills built on the outskirts of town. Felanitx is the birthplace of the outstanding medieval architect Guillem Sagrera (1380–1456) and the highly original 20th-century painter […]

Pollenca

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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 […]

Inca

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Inca, the last stop on the train journey from Palma, 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 […]

10 Best Holiday Parks in Europe

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Our bodies and mind sometimes have to have a break from the regular monotonous lifestyle. We often forget the need for proper rest and relaxation, but without one the body don’t have the time and energy to repair, recuperate and grow.

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 […]

Soller

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Situated in a valley, Soller is sheltered by the Serra de Alfabia mountain massif and overshadowed by the lofty Puig Major (1,445 m/4,740 ft). Its name reputedly derives from the Arabic word suliar, meaning “golden bowl” – the valley is famous for its many orange groves.

Things to do in Alcúdia

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The delightful town of Alcúdia, surrounded by 14th-century walls, lies at the base of the peninsula separating Pollen Bay from Alcúdia Bay.

Cap de Formentor

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The FormentorPeninsula, at the northern end of the Serra de Tramuntana, is a 20-km (12-mile) long headland of steep cliffs, that is in some places 400 m (1,300 ft) high. The footpath from the road leads to the Mirador des Colomer from which you can enjoy spectacular views of the sea and the El Colomer […]

Northwestern coast of Mallorca

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The northern slopes of the Serra de Tramuntana provide some magnificent views and a wonderful sense of isolation. Andratx and Valldemossa have a number of interesting historic sights but it is the scenery of the rugged coastline, which manages to be both sinister and beautiful, that is most impressive. The route is dramatic, traversing tunnels […]

S’illot

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S’illot is on the east coat of Mallorca and combines the larger resort town of Sa Coma and the smaller town of Cala Moreya. Cala Moreya is separated from Sa Coma by a fresh water lagoon and is within easy walking distance. Originally a fishing village, the Cala Moreya fishermen still pull in their boats […]

Sa Coma

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Aside from the gorgeous beaches, Sa Coma’s surrounding countryside and the discovery of prehistoric remains attract nature lovers and sun-seekers alike.

Puerto Pollensa

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The quiet resort of Puerto Pollensa stretches along a sheltered horseshoe-shaped bay lined with sandy beaches. Set against the backdrop of the Boquer mountain range on the north coast of Mallorca, the resort has grown up around the picturesque fishing port that serves the scenic Roman town of Pollensa.

Palma

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Palma, capital of the autonomous region of the Balearic Islands, is a busy, cosmopolitan city in true Spanish style. Its city centre forms a lively montage of shopping centres, a maze of narrow lanes and restored buildings surrounded by ancient ruined city walls, and modern boulevards.

Palma Nova

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Together with its neighbour Magalluf, the resort of Palma Nova on the south west coast of Mallorca makes up the most popular holiday area on the island. Situated a few miles west of the capital Palma, and the Son Sant Joan International Airport, most visitors to Palma Nova come on package tours from Britain, intent […]

Magalluf

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Anyone in the 18-30 age bracket whose holiday mission is fun, sun and soaking up sangria (or all manner of alcoholic beverages) will have the time of their lives in Mallorca’s raucous party resort. Magalluf, situated about 10 miles (16km) west of Palma has become singleone of Europe’s most popular destinations for young British travellers […]

C’an Picafort

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C’an Picafort is a relatively big resort situated on the north east coast of Mallorca on the gorgeous Bay of Alcudia, about an hour away from Palma. The resort grew from a small fishing village (remains of which can be seen in the town’s working harbour) and today, spreads along a grid of petite streets […]

C’an Pastilla

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Over 40 years ago, C’an Pastilla was one of the initial Mallorcan resorts to gain popularity, particularly with British holidaymakers, and it has started to show its age somewhat. It is set on the island’s south coast, close to the capital Palma, and is right next to Palma’s lively international airport.

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