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.
4 nights of accommodation and breakfast in a hotel in Valldemossa
Entrance to the Royal Charterhouse of Valldemossa which includes the church, monastic pharmacy, Palace of King Sancho, museum of Frédéric Chopin and George Sand, Municipal Museum and Gardens of King Juan Carlos. Piano concert as long as you go during exhibition hours.
Transfers or excursions
Comfortable footwear for Valldemossa and Deià. Keep in mind that the ground is paved.
If you come outside of the summer months, warm clothes and an umbrella.
If you come in summer, a jacket or cardigan for if it cools down at night in Valldemossa.
If you want to add transport to get to Valldemossa, if you need a rental car in Valldemossa, 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.
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.
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 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.
Frédéric Chopin composed Preludes Op.28, while his partner, George Sand -pseudonym of Amandine- 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.
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...
The Archduke Luis Salvador was in love with Valldemossa and Deià who acquired and restored several estates and possessions in the Sierra de Tramuntana. His love for Mallorca was so great that he protected natural environments, created viewpoints, trails and mountain routes, which are preserved today. Its marvelous Son Marroig mansion, located in Deià, and its Miramar monastery, with spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea, have been places of visit for important personalities such as Empress Sissi. They say that Sissi was so impressed that she called her imperial yacht "Miramar" in memory of her summer in Mallorca.
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.
The busiest places to eat are the Paseo Mallorca, la Lonja, the Paseo Marítimo and the lively area of Santa Catalina, the quintessential place of afternoon or, what is the same, start the drinks and the march in the afternoon, after eating.
Llonguet or llagosta at Bar Bosch. If it's sobrassada, even better.
Fresh fish at one of the restaurants in La Lonja
Traditional food such as arròs brut, fried Majorcan, snails and tumbet. You can taste these dishes at Celler Sa Premsa, Casa Julio or Restaurante Millor.
Pa amb oli. It consists of several slices of Majorcan bread with local sausages: cheese, sobrassada , camaiot, serrano ham...
Ensaïmada, coca de trampó, cocarrois, Rubiols and crespells. You will find them in any Majorcan patisserie. Ideal to take a bit of Mallorca home with you.
Palma Cathedral is also known as the Cathedral of Light. The reason is that, twice a year, through the entrance of the sun, the circle of colors of the larger rose window is reflected just below the smaller rose window, forming a huge eight of light on the wall of the temple. It is what is known in Mallorca as "el vuit de la Seu" (the eight of the Seo). This phenomenon occurs on February 2 and November 11 between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. and lasts only a few minutes as the circle rotates like clock hands until it disappears. It's easy to remember: 2/2 and 11/11. In addition, it coincides with the festival of Candelaria and San Martín, respectively. Quite a spectacle that very few have the privilege of contemplating and that never fails.
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!
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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