Sightseeing Mallorca

one. Ses Païsses, Artà

Blend a pay a visit to to Artà’s great Tuesday market using a take a look at to this extraordinary Bronze Age Talayotic settlement about the outskirts with the city – probably the greatest preserved from the Balearics. It is well worth a pay a visit to to imagine what lifestyle must have been like within its partitions for that island’s early settlers. This attraction closes more than the lunch interval.

Camino de Ses Orbaies, Artà

2. Capdepera Castle

Visit the stays of the early 14th century hilltop castle, dominating the tiny city of Capdepera, with commanding sights more than the north-east shoreline (with a very clear working day you could see Menorca). The enclosing partitions at the time contained some a hundred and fifty dwellings. A fantastic place for kids to let their imaginations operate wild!

C/Castell, Capdepera

Tel +34 971 eighty one 87 46

3. Betlem Heritage, in the vicinity of Artà

It is a gorgeous generate from the north facet of Artà (with a possible sighting of Menorca over the way) winding up to the tranquil rural placing in the ‘Ermita de Betlem’ at Sa Deves de Ferrutx. When you are blessed, the only real other sounds up at the hermitage might be birds, insects and sheep bells, rendering it a wonderful location to get a picnic lunch, following a take a look at to Artà. The hermitage was established during the early 19th century because of the hermits of St Honorat in Randa plus the Trinity in Valldemossa, as well as the small chapel is the perfect place to escape the warmth and glare on the solar. Do not all go simultaneously!

Follow signals in Artà to Ermita de Betlem

4. Mallorca Balloons, Manacor

A great way to see many sights! An early early morning flight in a very incredibly hot air balloon from Mallorca Balloons’ foundation on the outskirts of Manacor will see you soaring over the island, drifting peacefully while using the wind, in a top of one,000-1,500 toes. On the obvious working day you could see Cabrera and Menorca. Balloon baptism and flight certificates involved.

Tel +34 971 fifty nine sixty nine sixty nine

5. Caves of Drac (Cuevas del Drach or Coves del Drac) in Porto Cristo

World-famous ancient limestone caves, mapped by French geologist Edouard Martel in the late nineteenth century. You will find 4 huge main chambers, a lot of romantically-named formations of stalactites and stalagmites, and just one with the world’s largest underground lakes – the scene of many day-to-day classical songs live shows. Guided excursions just take you through the caves.

C/de la Coves, Porto Cristo

Tel + 34 971 eighty two 07 fifty three

six. Caves of Hams (Cuevas del Hams or Coves d’es Hams), Porto Cristo

Considerably less famed than Drac, but value a check out for his or her have spectacular and colourfully illuminated stalactites and stalagmites, along with the underground lake. The caves were being discovered via the Mallorcan, Pedro Caldentey, in 1905.

Ctra Manacor-Porto Cristo – one km from Porto Cristo

Tel +34 971 eighty two 09 88

7. Els Calderers, Sant Joan

The estate was owned via the Calderers loved ones as prolonged back since the 13th century, and development of the present manor house is assumed to obtain begun in 1750. Go to your home and farm for your flavour of aristocratic daily life in Mallorca in the 18th and nineteenth centuries. The inside from the house is notably fascinating, with its conventional furnishings and tools.

Adhere to signposts from Ma-15 Palma-Manacor, km 37.

Tel +34 971 52 60 sixty nine

8. Gordiola Glassworks

The Gordiola household continues to be producing glass in Mallorca because the early 18th century and at their will work in the vicinity of Algaida it is possible to observe glassblowers in action in front of raging furnaces. The creating by itself is hideous sixties faux-castle and also the shop spot really commercialised, but go upstairs towards the museum and you’ll find a fascinating collection of outdated glass, together with early Gordiola illustrations and glassware gathered from everywhere in the environment by seven successive generations with the relatives. You would not need to have dust the exhibits!

Ca’n Gordiola Ma 15

Palma-Manacor, km 19

Tel +34 971 sixty six 50 46

9. Mallorca Planetarium

Several guests aren’t aware the island has an essential astronomical observatory, of which the Mallorca Planetarium is part. The Observatorio Astronómico de Mallorca premises have a very definite space-age look to them, in full contrast for the sleepy neighbouring village of Costitx, but this rural locale gains from distinct night skies. Every Friday and Saturday at 19.00 hrs, the Planetarium assignments the amazing multi-lingual audio visual programme, Evolution, on to the domed ceiling. Afterwards you’ll be able to love guided periods inside the observation pods.

Camí de l’Observatori

Phone to order your place:

+34 650 386 881

10. Calvary Oratory, Pollensa

Pollensa’s a charming town having a exclusive Roman bridge, although the best-known put right here has to be the Calvary Oratory, in addition to a hill that was once owned via the Order with the Knights Templar. There are 365 actions to climb to succeed in the highest, that’s the placement to the atmospheric Superior Friday re-enactment of Christ’s final struggling within the Cross.

11. S’Albufera Nature Parc

These peaceful guarded wetlands, just from the coast street north of Can Picafort, are definitely the habitat of a wealth of birdlife, bringing severe birdwatchers from throughout Europe to spot the scarce migrants and breeding species. You will find paths for going for walks and cycling, hides and also a customer centre. Mosquito repellent encouraged!

Ctra Artà – Port d’Alcúdia. km 27,two

Tel +34 971 89 22 50

12. Alcúdia Outdated Town

A loaded record implies you will find a lot to view in and all around this walled old town, around the site with the Roman settlement of Pollentia. The partitions ended up crafted once the Spanish conquest and have been restored to incorporate the 26 first towers and imposing gateways; it is really achievable to wander along the top of component of your partitions, offering fantastic sights on the spot. Of specific curiosity would be the narrow streets with the Arab quarter, the Pollentia ruins, and Mallorca’s only intact Roman theatre.

thirteen. Alfàbia Gardens

These peaceful gardens, with watercourses and swimming pools, are considered to possess been built by Benhabet, a Muslim governor of Inca inside the 13th century, and they are a great example of the Moorish talent for landscaping and irrigation. Regardless of whether you are not a very keen gardener, you’ll recognize the attractive shady spots on a scorching day, and also the garden snack bar providing refreshing fruit juices, farm solutions along with other refreshments.

The pergola walkway, with its taking pictures h2o jets, is great pleasurable for all of the household, whilst green-fingered varieties will appreciate the English-style gardens and remarkable selection of trees. The ‘hacienda’ has common ‘cloth of flames’ fabrics, old prints and home furnishings.

Ctra Palma-Sóller km 17 (south side of Coll de Sóller)

Tel +34 971 613 123

14. Finca Son Actual

This community estate is concerning Can Picafort and Son Serra de Marina and provides a series of marked trails via the estate for walkers and cyclists, with obtain to an unspoilt beach front. There are actually handy data boards alongside the paths with regard to the regional natural world, as well as a visitor centre. The farm however capabilities, and you will see local breeds of sheep and pigs. Once over the seashore, it can be a straightforward walk into the remains of a necropolis, that includes numerous graves of various measurements.