Things to do in Valldemossa

In just 43 square kilometres, the town of Valldemossa offers something that goes far beyond the usual combination of countryside and tradition and boasts such a wide variety of things to do that it's become a notable place of interest for fans of culture, both locals and tourists. Here we recommend ten particularly interesting places to visit while you enjoy one of the most charming towns in the Mediterranean.

  • Old town. Time seems to have stopped still in the narrow, steep, cobblestoned streets of Valldemossa. Perhaps there's no better way to get to know this small town than to wander through its streets, following in the footsteps of people such as Miguel de Unamuno, Rubén Darío and Santiago Rusiñol.
  • Port de Valldemossa. The winding road that connects the centre of the town with its port offers spectacular panoramic views that no visitor should miss. The road ends in a small coastal hamlet: a place of peace and tranquillity with wonderfully colourful houses and shallow draft boats.
  • Miranda des Lledoners. At the end of Carrer de Jovellanos, where the former entrance to La Cartoixa was located, you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Tramuntana mountains, as well as being the ideal spot to fully appreciate Valldemossa, its valley and part of the island.
  • Charterhouse of Valldemossa. Apart from its renowned relationship with Frédéric Chopin and George Sand, possibly the monastery's most famous guests, The Charterhouse is one of Mallorca's most remarkable venues and highly recommended for any visitor thanks to its gardens, cloister, monastic cells and fascinating history.
  • Palace of King Sanç. Seen as part of the Charterhouse complex, this ancient royal palace was home to the Sureda family, an important dynasty to understand Valldemossa's close relationship with true icons of literature and contemporary painting.
  • Camí de l’Arxiduc. This imposing path that connects Valldemossa with the Deià cliffs and the peaks of the Tramuntana mountain range is guaranteed to thrill. Opened at the end of the 19th century by order of Archduke Ludwig Salvator of Habsburg himself, it is one of the most classic excursions the island has to offer.
  • Santuari de Son Mas. Not far from Port de Valldemossa, on a small hill in Pla del Rei, are the ruins of Son Mas, a sanctuary used in the pre-Talaiotic, Talaiotic and post-Talaiotic periods whose oldest remains date back to 2170 BC. According to several experts, its location was chosen based on the position of certain constellations.
  • Casa Natal de la Beata. The house where Saint Catalina Thomàs was born in 1531 has become a place of veneration: converted into an oratory in 1792, its main attraction is a small altar erected in honour of Mallorca's greatest religious icon.
  • Josep Coll Bardolet Foundation. Although he was actually born in Girona, Josep Coll Bardolet has become part of the human history of Valldemossa. His brushes produced paintings that are as immediately recognisable as they are emblematic and there is an interesting museum dedicated to this painter which also regularly holds cultural activities.
  • Bakeries. The island's gastronomy but above all its coca de patata, a sweet delight that's typical of Valldemossa, make a visit to one of the town's bread or pastry shops another essential thing to do.

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