Majorca is the preferred tourist destination for families, couples and groups of friends, who come to enjoy the sun. It attracts the calm of its sea, the aroma of salt under the sun of this window to the Mediterranean with its more than 300 beaches.
Beyond beaches, this is Majorca
Two chains of mountains and smaller mountains make up Majorca: the Tramuntana Mountains and the lowest in the Levant, are combined in cliffs and rocky coves, which contrast with the sandy beaches of the other coasts. And all this in less than 100 km! This combination makes Majorca so special. Personally, I love the villages of the Tramuntana area as they have a special charm.
Its fertile plain is called “Pla”. It has several caves, but the most famous are the Drach and Dels Hams, in Porto Cristo. The underground lakes are attractions in this area of magic.
Does it call your attention? There’s still more.
Selection of plans in Majorca
- Get lost in the streets of downtown Palma, discover its gastronomic and cultural richness.
- Approach the neighbouring Portixol, old fishing village, which can be given a nice walk by the sea.
- Take the tram to the port of Sóller. Stroll between beautiful boats and enjoy the ice cream, juices and marmalades artisans, elaborated with its famous oranges.
- Visit Deià and get down to its singular cove. Eat at the edge of the sea in Cas Patró March.
- Enjoy the sunset, mojito in hand, in the viewpoint of Sa Foradada.
- Make the route of circular trekking of the Archduke’s way, leaving from Valldemossa. In the end, enjoy a deserved potato “coca” and hot chocolate in Can Molinas.
- Enjoy an impressive sunset at Formentor and its nearby beaches.
- Take the backpack full of food and spend the day at Platja D’es Cargol.
- Spend the day on the long white sandy beach of Es Trenc.
- Discover Son Serra.
Calas DE MALLORCA
Coves and beaches attract for their safety and beauty, being able to do all kinds of sea sports that you want. The beaches of Alcudia and Pollensa are of long sands. Due to its depth and winds, it has become a meeting point for surfers from windsurfing, kite surfing, paddle surfing...
It is a great island also for discovering it by boat, bicycle, motorbike or horse; Discovering a thousand coves and corners through the villages of the coast, between olive trees, or the serpentine roads of the Tramuntana, that go down to the coast and enjoy beautiful sunsets.
PALMA DE MALLORCA
Palma is a city that merges aspects of its historical past with the cosmopolitan city. To explore it is to enter the old medieval alleys, that exhibit the limitations of the walls to demarcate the old City along the Avenues.
You have to know the Cathedral of La Seu (Santa Maria de Palma), the cathedral that at the time was a Roman temple. An excellent representative of the Gothic Levantine of the 13th century, highlighting the contrast of the interior chapel of the Sea, made by Miquel Barceló, natural of FELANITX.
Also the Royal Palace of the Almudaina, which means in Arabic “small town”. Residence of the first Mallorcan kings, preserving its original structure, except for minor modifications.
The old town is one of the most beautiful areas of Palma, with its narrow streets and stone palaces, large gates that give access to interior patios, for old carriages, currently offer cosy entrances and features of the city’s lattice. There are abundant examples of modernist architecture from the beginning of the century.
It is interesting to take advantage and visit the Miró Foundation, in neighbouring Cala Major, where the artist lived and worked.
Gastronomy of Majorca
The food in Majorca is succulent. It ranges from very simple and traditional dishes to international luxury cuisine. These recommendations should not go under the table:
- Roasted pig: It is typical of the area since in Majorca is bred a breed of pigs whose meat is based on many dishes. Restaurants like C’an Costa (Valldemossa) offers to the diners the piglet with local spices. It is prepared a day before cooking and is accompanied with apple compote, potato and seasoned salad.
- Mallorcan soup: This last term wins because the sliced peasant bread absorbs the potent vegetable broth. It eats with a fork and not spoon. The pepper and onion add their taste. In the town of Sóller, another attraction of Majorca, you can try it at can Boquete or Béns d’Avall.
- Mallorcan snails: they are usually accompanied by a broth of parsley, fennel, mint, garlic and chilli. They are also served with potatoes.
You can’t leave without trying the ensaimada. A mixture of flour, eggs, sugar. It extends until it is almost transparent, with fat, which helps to roll the dough getting its characteristic shape of a thread. Try them stuffed with cream, jam, chocolate or almond paste, to enjoy a typical breakfast.
Coca of Peppers, rice, fideua of shellfish, cuttlefish with onion, red prawn of the Mediterranean and potato coca; They are other typical dishes that you can not fail to try.
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Craftsmanships of Majorca
In Majorca, the handicraft is a pure manifestation of the island. Apart from industrialization, there are still artisans who work in their private workshops, allowing the imagination to fly and unleash their hands. You can find decorating the most enchanting sites on the island and we still find some shops and workshops that produce them by hand. They are characteristics of Majorca, for example, the fabrics of canvas with drawings similar to the Oriental ikats, in vivid colours green, blue and pink; Like Teixits Vincents.
Or the Gordiola Glass factory, in which they work articles for the House, jewels and souvenirs with the technique of blown glass. As well as the handicraft making typical palm baskets, hats and espadrilles. They also make “avarcas” or leather sandals and rubber soles, summer footwear par excellence available in the markets. The workshops of Palma, Artá and Capdepera are specialists. It also emphasizes the craftsmanship of the olive tree or the Mallorcan embroidery.
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