We start a route that will show you the most charming villages of the Serra de Tramuntana. Today we reach Valldemossa, an essential town in the visit to one of the most attractive areas of Mallorca.
This town is about 20 minutes drive from our hotel, the Palladium Palma. And it is located in the middle of the mountains, literally embedded between them. The origin of its name comes from a Moorish landowner, Muza.
Culture and charm
Valldemossa is characterized by its pedestrian streets, paved in the most rustic and classic way. It is located on the top of Mallorca and is probably the best known of the island because the Polish composer Frédéric Chopin and his lover, the French writer George Sand, spent an intense winter there, between 1838 and 1839. They stayed in the monastery, and that makes Valldemossa the most visited town in Mallorca.
Despite this, Chopin and Sand did not have a very pleasant stay, something that is explained in the book she wrote. ‘A winter in Mallorca’ was a best seller and more than a century and a half later the book is still on sale. In Valledemossa you can find it in many languages, and it is available in practically all the stores of the town.
Valldemossa is also the town that houses the contemporary Costa Nord cultural center, and was founded by the American actor Michael Douglas, whose estate S’Estaca is located on the road that connects Valldemossa with Sóller, near Deià. If you want to do tourism in Mallorca, don’t forget to inform yourself about what events will take place there during your stay.
However, for the Mallorcan Valldemossa it is a really special place since there was born the only saint of the island: Santa Catalina Thomas. The visit to this place is one of our recommendations to spend some quiet and inspiring hours. Moving away from the center we reach the church of Sant Bartomeu. Behind her it is possible to visit her small house and sanctuary.
When traveling to Mallorca, you will undoubtedly have many options. You can choose a type of trip focused on the coast area, focus on corners that are a world heritage site, get to know Palma’s old town, such as the promenade and the Paseo del Borne … or even explore the north of Mallorca or the Sierra de Tramontana. Something we are talking about in the most recent blog articles.
Valldemosa has its own style
In your stay in Palma de Mallorca, when you decide to embark on the adventure of visiting this colossal island either in high or low season, you can not miss this beautiful town. In it, another of the key points to know is the Real Cartuja de Vallmodessa, which has a beautiful church and an old pharmacy. There is also the palace of King Sancho, which was later given to the Carthusian monks, who made it part of the monastery. This will be, with certainty, one of the most visited buildings after La Seu Cathedral.