jueves, 21 de junio de 2012

MALLORCA: PALMA, SOLLER AND VALLDEMOSSA

After visiting Mallorca some weeks ago, I would like to show some pictures of the fantastic days we spent in this fantastic island in Spain. I really liked the old city of Palma de Mallorca, the lovely villages of Port de Sóller, Deià and Valldemossa (the bus L210 goes from Port de Sóller to Palma de Mallorca stopping in Sóller, Deià and Valldemossa).




Parc de la Mar in Palma de Mallorca
Parc de la Mar in Palma de Mallorca

We didn't have enough time to discover some of the most beautiful beaches of Mallorca, like Es Trenc beach, but I really liked the beaches of Port de Sóller  (Repic beach) and Deià (Cala Deià).

Next, I show you what I visited each day:


Day 1 - Sóller, Port de Sóller and Deià
  • Vintage train of Sóller and old train station in Palma de Mallorca
  • Sóller viewpoint and train station
  • Port de Sóller (old tram, old quarter, Repic Beach and marina)
  • Deià little beach and Deià

Day 2 - Palma de Mallorca
  • Bellver Castle
  • Gothic Cathedral
  • Almudaina Palace and gardens
  • Parc de la Mar
  • Arab Baths
  • San Francesc Basilica
  • Forn des Teatre
  • Promenade and Marina

Day 3 - Valldemossa
  • Royal Carthusian and gardens
  • Rectoria street
  • Sa Miranda viewpoint
  • Old quarter

and, now, the pictures:


Day 1 - Sóller, Port de Sóller and Deià


Sóller


Ferrocarril de Sóller in Mallorca
Ferrocarril de Sóller stopped at a viewpoint from which the view of Sóller was interesting


Sóller from a viewpoint where the train of Sóller stops
This is the view of Sóller we enjoy from the previous viewpoint. The train stops here after a tunnel


Port de Sóller

Vintage tram through the promenade of Port de Sóller
The tram through the promenade of Port de Sóller 


Beach of Port de Sóller in Mallorca
Beach of Port de Sóller


Marina and beach of Port de Sóller in Mallorca
Marina and beach of Port de Sóller in Mallorca

Old quarter of Port de Sóller in Mallorca
A beautiful street in the old quarter of Port de Sóller

Cala Deià

Cala Deià beach in Mallorca
Cala Deià beach in Mallorca

Deià

Cala Deià beach in Mallorca
Cala Deià in Mallorca from a open air restaurant

Deià from the cemetery
View of Deià from the cemetery


Day 2 - Palma de Mallorca



Tryp Bosque hotel in Mallorca
Tryp Bosque was our hotel in Mallorca. Our room was quite large and from the balcony the view of the Palma bay was fantastic


Castle of Bellver

Bellver Castle in Palma de Mallorca
Bellver Castle in Palma de Mallorca

Circular courtyard of Bellver Castle in Palma de Mallorca
Circular courtyard of Bellver Castle in Palma de Mallorca. I really liked the gothic arches

Almudaina Palace and Gardens


Almudaina Palace in Palma de Mallorca
Almudaina Palace in Palma de Mallorca

Almudaina gardens in Palma de Mallorca
Almudaina gardens located beside the palace


Cathedral and Parc de la Mar


Parc de la Mar and cathedral of Palma de Mallorca
Parc de la Mar and cathedral of Palma de Mallorca


Baldachin of the cathedral of Palma de Mallorca designed by Gaudí
Baldachin designed by Antoni Gaudí of the gothic cathedral of Palma de Mallorca

Parc de la Mar from the cathedral of Palma de Mallorca
Another view of Parc de la Mar from the viewpoint beside the cathedral

Arab Baths

Arab baths of Palma de Mallorca
Arab baths of Palma de Mallorca are really well preserved and I liked a lot its garden



San Francesc Basilica


San Francesc Basilica in Palma de Mallorca
Main facade of San Francesc Basilica. Its gothic cloister is lovely

Forn des Teatre

Forn des Teatre in Palma de Mallorca
I ate a tasty ensaimada in Forn des Teatre in Palma de Mallorca

Promenade and Marina

Gothic cathedral of Palma the Mallorca behind the marina
The gothic cathedral of Palma the Mallorca behind the marina

Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca
Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca from the promenade


Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca lit at night
The view of the cathedral of Palma de Mallorca from our room on the eleventh floor of the Tryp Bosque hotel




Day 3 - Valldemossa



Royal Carthusian and Gardens

Royal Carthusian of Valldemossa in Mallorca
Royal Carthusian of Valldemossa and Gardens

Royal Carthusian gardens in Valldemossa
The Royal Carthusian gardens were truly beautiful under the sunny day we enjoyed in Valldemossa

Royal Carthusian of Valldemossa gardens in Mallorca
Roses in the Royal Carthusian of Valldemossa gardens



Sa Miranda viewpoint

Valldemossa from Sa Miranda viewpoint
View of Valldemossa and the church of San Bartolomé from Sa Miranda viewpoint

Rectoria Street


Rectoria street in Valldemossa
Taking a picture of Rectoria street in Valldemossa, on of the most charming villages in Mallorca

Rectoria street in Valldemossa
Rectoria street is the most beautiful street in Valldemossa


Plaça Publica Square

Publica Square in Valldemossa
A nice place in Publica Square in Valldemossa


Clicking on the following links you will get more information about these places:


I also would recommend two restaurants in Palma de Mallorca:

  • Forn des Teatre (9th Weyler square) : Snacks and Tapas
  • Celler Sa Premsa (8th Bisbe Berenguer de Palou Square): Menu


In Mallorca there are more beautiful villages and beaches you can visit:

- Pollença
  • Cala Figuera beach
  • Cala Formentor beach
  • Formentor Cape
- Capdepera
  • Cala Moltó beach
- Felanitx
  • Cala Mitjana beach
- Santanyí
  • Caló des Moro beach
  • Es Caragol beach

- Coves del Drac
- Es Trenc beach
- Cala Pi beach
- Cabrera archipelago




Other fantastic beaches I have visited in Spain and Portugal are:



Finally, other beautiful places you can visit in Spain are:


5 comentarios:

Chris UK dijo...

Iam going to Palma for 4 days in September and you have given me some ideas of wher to visit .I have been to soller but Valdemossa looks gorgeous

Frank dijo...

I'm glad, Chris, that this post has helped you prepare your route through Mallorca because this is one of the goals of this blog.

gill mahoney dijo...

Hi
Is it easy to travel on public transport from valledemossa and where do you think the best places to visit are?
Is the train you have in your photo an expensive way to travel?

Frank dijo...

Hello Gill,

I think it's not easy to travel on public transport from Valldemossa because there is only one bus line (L210). This line begins in Port de Sóller, ends in Palma de Mallorca and stops in Deià and Valldemossa.

The train you saw in some pictures goes from Palma de Mallorca to Sóller and this journey costs 12,50€ (2014). I just picked it up for the outward journey because, from Sóller, I went to Deià and Palma de Mallorca by Bus. I think that it's worth taking this vintage train at least once.

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