If you are thinking of traveling by car, at Nativics we have prepared a 5-day plan for you to discover some of the most beautiful places in the Sierra de Tramuntana, such as Valldemossa, a town of artists and refuge of the pianist Chopin, and Fornalutx, the first Majorcan municipality awarded as one of the Most Beautiful Towns in Spain. This plan includes 4 nights of accommodation and breakfast selected by our team of experts. Two nights in the beautiful town of Valldemossa and another two nights in Fornalutx, the small dream town worth admiring. In addition, tickets to the Real Cartuja and the Municipal Museum of Valldemossa are also included so you don't get complicated.
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Once you arrive in Mallorca, head towards Valldemossa. Whether you come from the port or the airport of Palma, it will take about 30 minutes to get there. Once you have left your bags at the hotel, it is time to take the opportunity to explore some of the places of interest in Valldemossa and walk through its beautiful cobbled streets with their matching houses. A few meters away, walking you will find the Church of San Bartolomé. This 13th-century church bears the name of the patron saint of Valldemossa, San Bartolomé or, which is the same but in Majorcan, Sant Bartomeu. This Gothic-style parish church with a neoclassical bell tower is open to its parishioners and the general public. You can enter during the day to contemplate its white vault, its rose window and its paintings. Although modest, this church is most beautiful and forms the center of the town. In fact, before arriving, you will see its dome from the road. A most idyllic picture. In front of the Church of San Bartolomé, you will find the birthplace of Blessed Santa Catalina Thomás, patron saint of Valldemossa, born in the 16th century. It does not have visiting hours since it has been converted into a chapel in honor of her and some gates protect it. Known as la beateta, Santa Catalina Thomás is the most revered saint in Mallorca as she was the first Mallorcan saint. His remains remain intact in the Convent of Santa Magdalena, in Palma, where he entered at the age of 21. Several miracles are attributed to him, the appearance of saints and the experimentation of the greatest ecstasy in history (21 days). Thus, she was beatified in 1792 and sanctified in 1930. After visiting the house of "la beateta", we can continue enjoying the cobbled streets, the plants that adorn the houses, the surrounding little shops and reach the Viewpoint of Sa Miranda des Lledoner. From there you can see spectacular views and, if you feel like it, sit in a bar, cafeteria or restaurant and try the famous potato coca, a typical sweet from this little mountain village. Of course, do not forget to ask for a hot chocolate to accompany it.
You will find throughout the town of Valldemossa these typical tiles with the inscription "Santa Catalina Thomàs, pray for us" that the townspeople place on the doors of their houses to get the protection of their beloved saint.
After having breakfast at the fantastic hotel that we have selected for you, you can visit the monumental complex of the Real Cartuja de Valldemossa. With its green dome, it has been a refuge for great artists and personalities. Pianist Frédéric Chopin spent his last days here, in one of the Carthusian cells, where he composed some of his works and where his piano is still kept. In the complex you can enjoy the Palacio del Rey Sancho and the concert hall, where since 1932 it is exhibited where the musician himself played. In fact, throughout the morning, there are several piano performances, included in the ticket that we have reserved for you. In addition, the ticket also includes a visit to the Church of the Charterhouse, the old monastic pharmacy, belonging to the (Carthusian) monks, the Frédéric Chopin and George Sand, and the Valldemossa Municipal Museum, divided into four sections: an exhibition of the old Guasp printing press, one of the best preserved in Europe, and a collection of 1,590 xylographic matrices from the 16th to 19th centuries; a room for the Archduke Luis Salvador of Austria; a room of works by painters who were inspired by this part of the island, the Serra de Tramuntana and, finally, a collection of Contemporary Art. To finish, nothing better than strolling through the Jardines del Rey Juan Carlos and sit down to rest. If you are looking for a place to eat or dine, both at the Sa Miranda viewpoint, as well as in Vía Blanquerna and Calle Uetam, you will find a wide variety of options. This town is small so everything is very close, it's a matter of walking and sitting in the place you like the most. The afternoon, you can dedicate it to doing some shopping in the little shops that you will find along the promenade or simply to walk and enjoy a good terrace. But, of course, you cannot leave without trying the famous coca de patata, traditional from Valldemossa. Our recommendation is that you sit down for a quiet snack and order this sweet bun with a cup of chocolate.
If there's something you can't stop trying, it's potato coke. This sweet bun is typical of the town of Valldemossa and can be found in any local bakery or cafeteria. If you travel in the colder months, we recommend that you accompany this sweet with a good hot chocolate. If, on the other hand, your visit is in the hottest months, take your coca de patata with a very fresh homemade almond horchata. As I would say in Mallorca... Bon profit! Or what is the same, bon appetit!
During this day, we recommend that you have a quiet breakfast, take one last tour of Valldemossa and then head towards Fornalutx. Located about 30 km from Valldemossa, this municipality of only 700 inhabitants is located in the Sierra de Tramuntana, in the Sóller valley and, to make your stay as comfortable as possible, our team of experts from the area has taken care of to select one of the most beautiful hotels in the municipality and well located so that you have everything at hand.
There are two routes by car by which you will reach your destination: a short one of about 40 minutes passing through the interior of the Sierra de Tramuntana, and another longer one, almost an hour, bordering the sea. If you feel like doing the longest route, you can go to the Miramar viewpoint, with impressive views of the sea and Cala de Deià, a beach of rocks and pebbles. most beautiful. On the contrary, if you decide on the shorter and more mountainous route, you will pass through the Jardines de Alfabia, open from March to the end of October and whose entrance is paid although very affordable. T
Once you leave your bags, take the opportunity to get to know this charming town. Stroll through its cobbled streets and look at the roofs of the houses and you will see that some of them still have painted tiles. This was something common and traditional in the 16th century in Mallorca and the vast majority are preserved only in Fornalutx and in Sóller, its neighboring town. These tiles were painted by hand in red: geometric figures, plants, elements of daily life, animals and religious themes are some of the compositions that were carried out on the tile in the belief that this protected the home and its inhabitants from external aggressions.
Fornalutx can be considered a municipality of landscape and architectural interest, not in vain it is cataloged as one of the most beautiful towns in Spain as well as having been awarded for its work of conservation and respect for nature. Walking through its beautiful streets, you will find the Town Hall, right at the beginning of Carrer Major (Main Street). This town hall is guarded by a defense tower from the 17th century, very well preserved. If you continue with the walk, along this same street, you will come across the Plaza España, the nucleus of the town and the main meeting place for the residents of Fornalutx. Here is located the Church of the Nativity of the Mare de Déu, one of the most emblematic buildings in this municipality. Originally from the 13th century, it has been modified over time so it has some features from other times, such as the Gothic portal. Although small, this parish preserves in its interior artistic works from the 12th and 13th centuries and, without a doubt, its visit is well deserved. In this same square you will find cafes and restaurants. We recommend that you sit in one of them and relax while contemplating the landscape.
Although Fornalutx is a small town, there are different options for lunch and dinner. From typical Majorcan restaurants to Italian restaurants.
Fornalutx has been awarded as the most beautiful town in Spain. This title is granted by the Spanish association that gives it its name. These awards were created in 2011 to promote, disseminate and encourage the cultural, natural and rural heritage of those small municipalities in the Spanish geography with less industrialization and greater conservation of their environment. That a town is cataloged as the Most Beautiful Town in Spain is an honor since they have to meet a series of strict criteria, including having a population of less than 15,000 inhabitants and a certified cultural or natural heritage, and with a process exhaustive assessment, selection and certification.
If your stay in Fornalutx falls on a Friday or Saturday, you can take the opportunity to visit Ca'n Xoroi, an old Majorcan possession acquired by the City Council in 2002, converted into a museum. If you are interested in visiting it, the hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A most interesting visit since this noble house has an old industrial mill, the last one used in the town, a collection of 278 traditional painted tiles from the place and other surrounding municipalities and from different eras, in addition to also finding the municipal photographic fund.
If what you fancy is to do a little hiking, Fornalutx has some spectacular routes with different levels. Remember that you are in the middle of the Sierra de Tramuntana, a unique place that is part of the Universal Heritage. If you are in good physical shape, you will find routes such as the “Camí de l'Alzina Fumadora”, which lasts about 6 hours, or the “Camí de Sa Costera”, between 4 and 5 hours. These routes are of medium difficulty but consist of 11 and 12 km respectively. If you prefer something calmer and less difficult, we recommend the “Camí de Binibassí” route, an itinerary of only 3km that does not It will take you more than 45 minutes, or the “Camí des Creuer”, with 8 km of route and a duration of no more than 90 minutes. You will find all the information on the website of the Fornalutx Town Hall.
Of course, you can always dedicate yourself to continuing to enjoy Fornalutx, lose yourself in its cobbled streets and enjoy this idyllic town without haste or take the opportunity to get closer to Sóller, its brother town. There you will find the magnificent church of San Bartolomé, shopping streets and a lively square with restaurants and ice cream parlors. If you visit this mountain town, you cannot leave without trying its traditional ice cream, Sóller ice cream, or its oranges. Once there, you can go to Puerto de Sóller by tram or with your own car. In the port you will find a pleasant promenade by the sea, shops, restaurants and a small beach. The Sierra de Tramuntana will not cease to amaze you…
The Sierra de Tramontana, in Mallorcan Serra de Tramuntana, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011. It is 90 kilometers long and is located in the northeast of the island of Mallorca, hence its name since, according to the rose of the local winds, the wind in that area is called the Tramontana wind. This mountainous system is the most important of the Balearic Islands and extends from Andratx to Cap de Formentor. In this mountain range is the Puig Major, the highest mountain in Mallorca.
Last day of vacation… Take the opportunity to have breakfast and enjoy this extraordinary landscape. Not every day you are lucky enough to wake up in the Sierra de Tramuntana, Intangible Heritage of Humanity, and in one of the towns recognized as the most beautiful in Spain... Then, if you have time, take the opportunity to walk around your favorite places in Fornalutx or to make the last purchases.
Finally, it's time to return home... Remember to leave in advance in case there are traffic jams on the road, especially in the months Of summer. It is advisable to be at the airport 2 hours in advance so you will avoid last minute mishaps. Have a good trip back!
This ticket includes access to the entire monumental complex of the Real Cartuja de Valldemossa. In the complex, you can enjoy the Palacio del Rey Sancho and the concert hall, where Chopin himself played. In fact, throughout the morning, there are several piano performances included in the ticket (11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00). In addition, the ticket also includes a visit to the Church of La Cartuja, the old monastic pharmacy, belonging to the monks (Carthusians), the Frédéric Chopin and George Sand museum, and the Valldemossa Municipal Museum, divided into four sections: an exhibition of the old Guasp printing press, one of the best-preserved in Europe, and a collection of 1,590 xylographic matrices from the 16th to the 19th centuries; a room dedicated to the Archduke Luis Salvador of Austria; a room full of works by painters who were inspired by this part of the island, the Serra de Tramuntana and, finally, a collection of Contemporary Art. Hours from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. from Monday to Saturday from February to October. Every Sunday and the months of November, December and January, it is closed.
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