At Nativics we have prepared a wonderful weekend for you in Valldemossa. Everything is carefully organized so that you only have to worry about enjoying this small mountain town, located in the Sierra de Tramuntana, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. As soon as you arrive at Palma airport, we will be waiting for you to take you and your loved ones to Valldemossa, the town that has welcomed great illustrious figures such as Chopin, Rubén Darío, Ramón Llull, Unamuno, Jovellanos, Azorín... and recently artists the likes of Michel Douglas and Catherine Z Jones. Once you arrive in this beautiful town in the Tramuntana, you can enjoy two nights in a hotel with breakfast in one of the most charming hotels in Valldemossa, carefully chosen by our team of local experts. As if that were not enough, we have taken care of reserving the tickets for you so that you can access the Royal Charterhouse of Valldemossa without waiting and discover how the Carthusians lived, where Chopin stayed and Rubén Darío's cell. This ticket also includes a visit to the church, the monastic pharmacy, the King Sancho Palace, the piano concert hall, the Chopin and George Sand Museum, with temporary and permanent exhibitions, and the fantastic King Juan Carlos gardens. Of course, you won't be short of time to explore this small mountain town on your own, lose yourself in its narrow streets, shop and eat in some of its restaurants. So don't worry, you're going to live a unique weekend. We are Mallorcan, we know what we are doing.
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When you arrive in Mallorca, head towards Valldemossa. Whether you do it from the airport or from the port of Palma, it will take about 30 minutes by car to get there. Once you have left your bags at the hotel, you can take the opportunity to explore some of Valldemossa's places of interest and walk through its beautiful cobbled streets with their matching little houses. A few meters away, about a 5-minute walk down Constitución Street, 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 the 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 breakfast, you can 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 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 have a drink, both at the Sa Miranda viewpoint, as well as on Vía Blanquerna and Calle Uetam, you will find a wide variety of restaurants, cafes and shops. This town is small so everything is very close, it's a matter of walking and sitting in the place you like best.
In the afternoon , you cannot miss one of the best sunsets in Mallorca, located in the neighboring town of Deià. It is the viewpoint of Sa Foradada, a small peninsula just 30 minutes by car from Valldemossa and whose meaning is “La Agujereada”. This name is due to the fact that the rock has a large hole in the middle through which the beautiful Mediterranean Sea can be seen. We recommend that you sit down to enjoy a spectacular sunset without rushing. If you go in the hot months, there is a small establishment open where you can have a drink while watching a spectacular sunset. In addition, there is a single restaurant in the viewpoint that is an authentic balcony to the Mediterranean. Of course, you have to book in advance if you don't want to run out of a table.
Coca de patata is a typical sweet bun from the town of Valldemossa. It is usually accompanied with hot chocolate on colder days and with horchata or almond ice cream on hot days.
If sunsets aren't your thing, you can always spend the afternoon discovering the town of Deià, a place of bohemians andwhere the writer Robert Graves lived and died >. Walk through its dreamy alleys and don't miss its cemetery, not because of the fact that the famous British novelist is buried, but also because it has spectacular views of the sea as it is located on one of the highest points in the municipality. You can also take advantage and visit the Church of San Juan Bautista , modest but beautiful. It is open to the public and its parishioners and admission is free.
If, what you prefer is to enjoy an afternoon at the beach, go to Cala Deià which, although small, is a paradisiacal place. Of course, in the summer months, it is usually difficult to park if you do not go early in the morning since the parking lot of the cove, although paid, is small. Instead, many visitors park in the town of Deià and follow the signs on foot to the cove, about 40 minutes one way and another 40 minutes back. This cove is made of rocks and pebbles and has crystal clear waters but it is not recommended if you go with children since it is not sandy and there are no lifeguards. If you like free climbing, the cliffs of Cala Deià are ideal for practicing psychobloc.
This last day, if you have time -since it depends on your flight schedule-, you can take the opportunity to see the Valldemossa market, which only takes place on Sunday mornings. This market is located in the Valldemossa parking lot. There you will find stalls selling vegetables and fruits, plants, clothes and shoes. You can also take advantage of these hours to buy some typical sweets. If you are thinking of taking home the Mallorcan dessert par excellence, that is, the ensaïmada, we advise you to order it the day before. You can order the ensaïmada that you most want: smooth or, what is the same, without filling, angel hair, cream, chocolate... They are all delicious!
Finally, remember to leave early enough for the airport. It is convenient to arrive at the airport two hours before the flight to avoid last-minute setbacks. Remember to leave Valldemossa early in case there are traffic jams, especially during the summer months. On the road, it is better to go slowly. 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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