Are you thinking of traveling by car? At Nativics we have prepared this 5-day itinerary for you to discover some of the most beautiful places in the Sierra de Tramuntana, such as Valldemossa and Deià. In addition, we have added a day to visit Palma so you can get to know the capital of the island. A city full of life with an exciting historic center and an imposing cathedral facing the sea. This plan includes 4 nights of accommodation and breakfast in one of the hotels selected by our experts, in the beautiful municipality of Valldemossa, and tickets to the Real Cartuja and the Municipal Museum of Valldemossa.

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Travel guide of 5 days. Route by car Valldemossa, Deià and Palma

Day 1:

Arrival in Valldemossa. Discovering a fairytale town

As soon as you set foot on Majorcan land, head to Valldemosssa. Whether you arrive at the airport or at the commercial port of Palma, it will take about 30 minutes by car. Once you have left your bags at the hotel, it is time to explore some of Valldemossa's places of interest and walk through its beautiful cobbled streets with their matching houses. A few meters away, you will find the Church of San Bartolome. This 13th-century church is named after the patron saint of Valldemossa, Saint Bartholomew. 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 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.



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Day 2:

Visit to the Royal Charterhouse of Valldemossa

After having breakfast at the fantastic hotel that we have selected for you, you will be able to visit the monumental complex of the 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 potato coca, traditional from Valldemossa. Our recommendation is that you sit down for a quiet snack and order this sweet bun with a cup of chocolate.


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Day 3:

Discovering the small town of Deià

This third day can be used to discover Deià, another municipality of the Serra de Tramuntana worth seeing that is only about 11 km from Valldemossa, about 15 minutes by car. This little town was also the favorite of many painters and artists in the 60s and 70s. In fact, the novelist Robert Graves, one of the first lovers of Deià, is buried in the cemetery. This cemetery is a place of pilgrimage, not only for the followers of the British writer, but also for its wonderful views of the sea and its location on one of the highest points in this town. On your day in Deià, you can't miss a visit to the Parish of San Juan Bautista, with free admission and open every day, and the Mirador de los Cañones, with some Spectacular views of the Tramuntana.  Of course, take time to sit in a cafe and enjoy nature. If you go between April and October, from the Camino des Racó, you will see a waterfall that emerges between the mountains. 


In the In the afternoon, take the car and head to the Sa Foradada viewpoint, also located in Deià. This place is one of the favorites of the islanders to watch the sunset, probably one of the best in Mallorca. We recommend you arrive with enough time to enjoy this sunset over the sea. If you go in the hot months, you will find a small chill out bar open. Take the opportunity to have a drink while you watch the sun go down. If you want to have lunch or dinner in Sa Foradada, there is a restaurant, the only one in the place, with spectacular views that hangs as if from a balcony over the sea. Of course, remember to book in advance if you want to get a table...


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Day 4:

Visit to Palma: historic center, Santa María Cathedral, Lonja and shopping.

In the morning, after breakfast, our advice is to spend the day getting to know Palma, a city full of life and history. By car, it will only take 30 minutes to get there. The first recommendation is that you go to see the Cathedral of Santa María, known by Majorcans as la Seu. Declared a Historic-Artistic Monument in 1931, the cathedral of Mallorca is located in a privileged location, facing the sea, and is of incomparable beauty, not only because it has the largest rose window in the Gothic world, but also because of its built structure in three naves and its huge gates, which do not lack detail. 


Under the cathedral, you can walk through the Parc de la Mar, a park with a large saltwater lake. This park is the epicenter of a wide variety of events and concerts and is located in front of the medieval walls that surround the entire area. At the foot of the cathedral, next to the Parc de la Mar, there is also s'Hort des Rei, a small garden with a Muslim arch and a pond from which several fountains emerge along the length and which reminiscent of the Generalife gardens of the Alhambra but in miniature. In these gardens you can take the opportunity to sit down to rest or take photos. Of course, don't miss the lake that is located between the walls and that is home to two swans, much loved by the people of Palma and, above all, by the children. If it's time to eat, we recommend that you Do it in the area of La Lonja where there are a wide variety of restaurants along its small streets and take the opportunity to visit the civil Gothic building of La Lonja, built due to the great commercial activity that took place in the port of Palma. Here merchants met and trade agreements and banking operations were carried out. It currently hosts temporary exhibitions and admission is free. It is closed at noon, so if you want to visit it, it is better to do it in the morning or in the afternoon. 


To end the afternoon, nothing better than walking around the Borne> and makeshopping in Jaime III, the urban center par excellence for Mallorcans. There you will also find many cafes and bars as well as a Spanish department store. If you feel like having a typical snack, we recommend that you order a warm llonguet. It is a type of sandwich made with a typical roll from the city of Palma that is also known as “llagosta”, lobster in Spanish, because they say it is better than the famous crustacean. In fact, this roll is so important that the people of Palma are also known as “llonguets”. The most emblematic establishment in Palma is the famous and centenary Bar Bosch, in its menu you will find an extensive menu of “llagostes” with all kinds of fillings: sobrassada, cheese, serrano ham, squid, anchovies, fried Majorcan… Choose your favorite and feel like a true Majorcan. If you have time, you can get lost in the surrounding streets or go to Plaza de Cort, where Palma City Hall is located.


If you want to have dinner and enjoy the atmosphere and a good drink, Palma is your place, especially on weekends. Here you will find a wide variety of restaurants where you can have dinner: Mexican, Italian, Spanish, Indian food, fish, meat... and where you can have a drink afterwards.

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Day 5:

Farewell to Valldemossa and return home

Last day in Mallorca… Our recommendation is that you get up, have breakfast at the hotel and enjoy the privileged environment in which you find yourself. Afterwards, if you have time, take the opportunity to walk around your favorite places in Valldemossa or to do the last shopping. If you want to take some traditional sweet, remember to order it the day before. This way you will take it freshly made and well prepared so as not to have problems at the airport. You're not going to leave without an ensaïmada, are you?


Finally, remember to leave with enough time to get to the airport on time, especially if you've hired a rental car. It is advisable to arrive 2 hours in advance in case there is any mishap. Good trip!





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