Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands and the most popular resort in the Mediterranean. This is an island you will fall in love with at first sight. We recommend to your attention unique attractions!
The fabulous town of Valldemossa is the perfect place to forget about the vacation craziness, if only for a moment. Despite its modest size, Valldemossa boasts quite a number of historical sites, which include the former Carthusian monastery, where Chopin once stayed with his beloved George Sand, and the Baroque church of St. Bartholomew. In addition, Valldemossa opens up a remarkable view of the Sierra de Tramuntana mountains stretching to the horizon.
La Almudaina Palace
Spain’s oldest royal palace, the Palacio de la Almudaina, was once the seat of Moorish rulers and served as an alkazar. Today, the site is one of the summer residences of the royal family. It also houses the island’s national museum and military command. The history of La Almudaina Palace dates back to the Roman Empire, and it acquired its current exterior during the Muslim domination.
One of the most interesting attractions in Mallorca, Bellver Castle is located a few kilometers from the center of Palma de Mallorca. The Castillo de Bellver is a unique circular Gothic building in Spain. This medieval castle sits on a hill from where an enchanting view of Palma’s bay and city skyline opens up, and on sunny days you can even see the contours of Cabrera Island.
Mallorca’s most unusual natural attraction is considered to be the Cuevas del Drach, a kingdom of stalactites, stalagmites, grottos and crystal clear lakes, covering an area of more than two thousand meters. The diverse rock stalactites are complemented by appropriately designed lighting, which stimulates the imagination and breathes life into the rocks before the eyes of visitors. While exploring the caves, be sure to take a boat ride on Lake Martel and enjoy a concert in the specially designed amphitheater.
Sa Calobra Bay
This small bay is not so easy to get to – it is reached by a mountain serpentine road stretching several kilometers, which winds among stone hills, changing altitude every now and then. The road leads to the very seashore. In addition to the spectacular route, one of the main attractions of Sa Calobra is the huge Torrent de Pareis gorge, more than eight kilometers long, to which narrow tunnels carved into the rocks lead.
Winner of the title of one of Europe’s best oceanariums, the Palma aquarium is the kingdom of the sea in all its intoxicating and mysterious glory. The 55 themed aquariums are home to representatives of more than 700 species of Mediterranean fauna, and the total area of the complex is a record 41,000 square kilometers. The Palma Oceanarium is an excellent attraction for families with children.
What would a holiday in Mallorca be without beachcombing? Cala Mandia is a small, secluded resort in the eastern part of Mallorca, where you will settle down on a beach situated in a picturesque bay. There’s everything you need for a relaxing getaway: chaise lounges, umbrellas, swimming areas and bars. For water sports enthusiasts, there are also rentals of bicycles, SUP boards and boats with which you can drift along the coastline drowning in lush vegetation.
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