From Nativics we have prepared a 5-day trip 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 Mallorcan municipality awarded the title of being one of the Most Beautiful Towns in Spain. This trip includes transfers from the airport to Valldemossa, the transfer from Valldemossa to Fornalutx and the transfer back to the airport. In addition, it 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 worthy of admiration. In this way, you will be able to fully enjoy these two picturesque and charming places. In addition, tickets to the Real Cartuja and the Municipal Museum of Valldemossa are also included. In short, this five-day trip perfectly combines the comfort of having transfers and tickets reserved, to avoid queues and setbacks, with the peace of mind of knowing that you can enjoy your vacation at your own pace and in your own way.
Transfer from the airport to Valldemossa.
Accommodation with breakfast in Valldemossa
Accommodation with breakfast in Fornalutx
Entrance to the Royal Charterhouse of Valldemossa which includes church , monastic pharmacy, King Sancho Palace, Frédéric Chopin and George Sand museum, Municipal Museum and King Juan Carlos gardens.
Piano concert as long as you attend during exhibition hours.
Transfer from Valldemossa to Fornalutx
Transfer from Fornalutx to the airport.
Comfortable shoes. Keep in mind that the ground in both Valldemossa and Fornalutx is paved.
If you come outside of the summer months, bring warm clothes and an umbrella.
If you come in summer , a jacket or cardigan in case it cools down at night. Don't forget that they are mountain towns.
A camera or mobile phone that has it because you won't stop taking photos.
If you want to add transport to get to Serra de Tramuntana, if you need a rental car in Serra de Tramuntana, if you want to add or remove days from the proposed experience or if you want to customize your trip, do not hesitate to contact us and we will find the option that best suits you.
From the airport, we will pick you up to take you to Valldemossa. 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 this beautiful mountain town and walk through its pretty 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, 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, < /strong>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. Her remains remain intact in the Convent of Santa Magdalena, in Palma, where she entered at the age of 21. Several miracles are attributed to her, including 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, and the plants that adorn the houses and reach the Mirador de Sa Miranda des Lledoner. From there you can see spectacular views and, if you feel like it, sit in a bar, cafeteria or restaurant.
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 has been 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 King Juan Carlos gardens and sitting 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 is a matter of walking and sitting in the place you like the most.
You can spend the afternoon to do some shopping in the little shops that you will find along the promenade or simply to stroll 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.
Coca de patata is a typical sweet bun from Valldemossa. You will find it in all cafes and bakeries so you have no excuse not to try it. Ideally, dip the potato coca in hot chocolate if it's cold or take it with almond granita if it's hot.
Frédéric Chopin composed during his stay at the Charterhouse, Preludes Op.28, while her partner, George Sand -Amandine's pseudonym- wrote the internationally famous book A winter in Mallorca. The prologue was written by Robert Graves, a British writer and resident of the neighboring town of Deià. Without a doubt, Valldemossa was a great inspiration for the pianist and the novelist if we take into account that they only enjoyed the Mallorcan paradise for 95 days.
During this day, we will pick you up in Valldemossa to take you to the next mountain town: 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.
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 misfortune.
Fornalutx can be considered a municipality of landscape and architectural interest, there is a reason why it is cataloged as one of the most beautiful towns in Spain as well as having also been awarded for its work of conservation and respect for nature. Walking through its pretty streets, you will find the Town Hall, right at the beginning of Carrer Major (Main Street). This town hall is guarded by a defence tower from the 17th century, very well preserved. If you continue with the walk, along this same street, you will come across Plaza España, the centre 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 that leads directly to the cemetery, known as "El Fossar". Although small, this parish preserves in its interior artistic works from the 12th and 13th centuries and, without a doubt, your 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.
The tiles of the houses of Fornalutx were painted by hand. In red, geometric figures, plants, elements of daily life, animals and religious themes were represented with the belief that this way the house and its guests were protected from misfortune
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, and converted into a museum. If you are interested in visiting it, the hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., this noble house has an old industrial mill, the last one used in the town, with a collection of 278 traditional painted tiles from the place and other surrounding municipalities and from different eras, it also hosts the municipal photographic fund.
If what you want is to do a bit of 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 won`t 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 Fornalutx Town Hall website.
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.
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 cultural, natural & nbsp; and rural of those small municipalities of the Spanish geography with less industrialization and with greater conservation of their surroundings. For a town to be classified as the Most Beautiful Town in Spain is an honor since they have to meet a series of strict criteria -among them, having a population of less than 15,000 inhabitants and a certified cultural or natural heritage- and with a exhaustive evaluation, selection and certification process.
Last day of vacation… Take the opportunity to have breakfast and enjoy this extraordinary landscape. It is not every day that you wake up in the middle of the Sierra de Tramuntana, a World Heritage Site, 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 some last purchases.
Finally, we will pick you up to take you and your companions to Palma airport. Good trip!
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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