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Towns & Villages in Majorca

Once you've visited Majorca's many towns & villages like Palma, Colonia Sant Jordi, Cala San Vincente, valldemossa, De sant Salvador and Orient, you will want make Majorca a regular holiday destination.

Towns & Villages in Majorca
Alcúdia.

The ancient town of Alcúdia is esteemed as one of the ideal tourist destinations in Majorca, situated between two colossal bays, Badia d'Alcodia and Badia de Pollença, this town has a grandeur of it's own. Once a Roman settlement this city bears a great historical significance in the form of numerous vestiges from the ancient past, the ruins of the Roman city of Pollètia emerged as one of the greatest archaeological findings in Alcúdia. For the pleasure of bird watching, take a trip to the nearby Parc Natural de l'Albufera nature reserve, saunter along the reserve and enjoy the lovely herons, flamingos, moorhens and coots.

Arta.

Situated in the north east corner of Majorca island, just about an hour and a half's drive from the capital Palma and the Son Sant Joan International airport, the hilltop town of Arta is a major resort for the travellers. Built amidst a large valley, the real town of Arta is overlooked by the grounds of the splendid Sant Salvador Sanctuary, this chapel shrine is one of the key attractions for tourists visiting the north east region of Majorca, Arta offers a cultural centre and also a nice sports centre with several sporting facilities for vacationers.

Palma.

Palma is the capital of the Balearic Islands and is definitely worth a visit, it is said to be one of the most sought after tourist destinations, the perfect blend of scenic beauty with glamour makes Palma the only true city on the island. The buzzing days and sizzling nights of the city will make your stay truly worthwhile, take some time out of your busy schedule to visit the Palma cathedral and the Majorca Museum, the majestic Gothic architecture, it's artifacts and the remaining traces of Turkish era will surely enthrall your senses.

Sóller.

Set on Majorca's north west coast, Sóller offers you a memorable one hour journey by train, Avail a train from Palma and plunge into a fantasy land of lush green trees and olive groves, travelling through the magnificent Tramuntana mountains, with it's eye catching old buildings, open plazas and beautiful gardens, Sóller is a great place to explore. Take a stroll through the town and visit the main square, Plaça de la Constitució and the Església Parroquial de San Bartolomé of the 16th century that has an astonishing Gothic interior, if you want enjoy a tram ride, then avail an ex-San Francisco tram which will take you down to the Port de Sóller.

Porto Cristo.

The town of Porto Cristo is situated on the east coast of the island of Majorca, the close proximity with the two major tourist attractions, namely the Caves of Drac and Caves of Hams makes the town hugely famous among tourists. Porto Cristo has a handful of hotels and apartments, there is also a nice selection of cafes, bars, restaurants and some supermarkets catering for the essential amenities, a walk around the town and along the harbour will bring a refreshing change of views.

Valldemossa.

Valldemossa is a town that still has retained it's sheer appeal of un spoilt splendour, the charming town of Valldemossa is widely known for the historical 'winter of discontent', it is said that Frédéric Chopin and his lover George Sand spent their famous 'winter of discontent' (1938-39) in Cartuja de Valldemossa. Originally a monastery, this place was later transformed into rental accommodation, today the pleasant blossoming gardens and rooms are certainly a must see during your stay in Valldemossa, some of the intriguing exhibits here are Chopin's piano, a number of his original manuscripts and his death mask.

Cala San Vincente.

Cala San Vincente is cited as one of the smallest tourist destinations on Majorca island, this tiny village is set on the north west coastal region, approximately 60 km north of Palma, like most of the north west coast of Majorca, Cala San Vincente has a rugged and vivid charm of it's own. Cala Barques, Cala Clara and Cala Molins, these three beaches boast to be the most stunning features of the resort. The largest and loveliest Cala Barques beach offers a wide variety of small restaurants, bars, shops and ample sun beds, Cala Clara and Cala Molins attract scores of tourists during summer.

Deià.

With an idyllic setting, Deià is an enchanting village with a bohemian feel, over the ages it has become a favourite among artists, musicians and writers, a wide range of artists' workshops and galleries can be found in the main street where you can buy some locally produced works. Museu Parroquial has a rich unique collection of religious antiquities, old coins and icons, another must see in this mountain village is the Archaeological Museum and Research Centre which exhibits various artifacts found in the Valldemossa region, plentiful of cafes, bars and swimming spots are also available here.

Orient.

The small and secluded hamlet of Orient is located on the southern parts of the Sierra de Tramuntana Mountain ranges, the population of just 33 people makes this tiny region probably one of the smallest villages in Majorca, for holidaying in this village you will need to hire a car or avail a taxi from the airport. On arriving here the first landmark you will see is the local Church of Sant Jordi which dates back to the 18th century, this church bears a great significance to the local community, away from the bustling city life, the pristine charm of this tiny hamlet will ease your senses.

Colonia Sant Jordi.

The village of Colonia Sant Jordi is located on the south east coast of Majorca island, this village is also known as "Port de Campos" in some guide books. Colonia Sant Jordi was initially set up as an agricultural and fishing colony in 1879, Colonia Sant Jordi has a very quiet environment, this village is esteemed as being a home to some of the most fabulous beaches on the island, Es Dolç, Es Carbó, Es Trenc, and Ets Estanys.

Pollensa.

The serene old town of Pollensa is situated on a hill in the northwestern part of Majorca and has remained mostly secluded from tourist activities, Pollensa is characterized by many medieval centres namely the Plaça Major, the church of nostra Senyora dels Angels and the main square, the church of Nostra Senyora dels Àngels has a vividly decorative interior and a stone built façade. Via Crucis or way of the cross is a stone stairway that is ornamented by ancient cypress trees and lies just to the north of the main market, there is a small chapel at the top of the hill that is well worth visiting, here you can see the sacred statue of Mare de Déu del Peu de la Creu or mother of god at the foot of cross, to the south of Pollensa lies an 18th century monastery that is an hour's walk from the main town, this place has a wonderful scenic view of the whole Pollensa area.

Muro.

This small town lies between the town of Inca and S'Albufera marshes, Muro has one of the finest museums in Majorca, the Museu Etnologic de Majorca which is in a former mansion and holds magnificent relicts from Majorca's history, the kitchen has collection of potteries, there is also a pharmacy too that has a pair of scales in the shape of a crucifix, Museu Etnologic de Majorca also has a fascinating collection of siurells or clay whistles and, there are attractions such as ancient workshops of blacksmiths, cobblers, sculptors and silversmiths. Guarded by tall palm trees, the church of Saint Joan Baptista has a mixture of gothic and Arabic style, it's a Catalan Gothic church rebuilt in the 16th Century, the convent of Santa Anna is another church which used to stage bullfights, you can still see a bullfight in Placa de Toros and has a magnificent arena made of white stones.

Algaida.

The sleepy little town of Algaida will surely take your breath away with all it's sandstone churches, narrow streets, the outskirts of this town attracts tourists instead of the main town, all the attractions are on the Palma Manacor road. Ca'n Gordiola is the chief attraction which is a glass factory in a mock castle, you can visit the workshop inside and see glass blowing. With it's arches and stained glasses, this workshop will remind you of a church, there is also a museum upstairs which has a vivid collection of glass and perfume, just 2km from here on your way to the town of Manacor you can find many famous restaurants serving typical Majorcan cuisine.


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