22 Oct Mallorca, Paradise Unknown
When you think of Mallorca, images of heavenly coves, sun and sea are probably the first thing that springs to mind. But the island has so much more to offer! Culture, history and tradition all over!
Majorca has everything for visitors who come in the winter months. The capital of the Balearic Islands delivers perfect weekend getaways for couples and families alike.
Tour of Mallorca’s patios
The term ‘patio’ is often associated with Córdoba, but in Mallorca there are lovely patios, typical of Spanish architecture too. However, few tourists walk the quiet streets of the old town in Palma, lined with old houses that hide patios and little courtyards inside. Sometimes, gates will be open, so you can walk in and take a close look at some of them.
Historic walled town of Alcudia
Alcudia is about 50 kilometres northwest of Palma de Mallorca. It is one of the loveliest towns on the island, courtesy of its architecture and history – an old town enclosed by fourteenth-century defensive walls.
The not-to-be-missed landmarks in Alcudia are the wall gates Porta de Mallorca and Porta de la Vila Roja, the Church of Sant Jaume, the Parish Museum, the Town Hall, and the traditional homes or ‘casals’.
Artisan market in Santanyí
Santanyí is a genuine rural village located on the south-eastern tip of the island. Every Saturday morning, the streets buzz with activity from the artisans and farmers’ market.
The market offers hand-made goods from the town and the island at large. You can even get a glimpse of local artisans at work. The stalls sprawl out onto the streets. Spend a day in this lovely town and take the chance to buy local products.
In contact with nature at Mondragó Nature Park
Right in Santanyí, you can spend a day in the open in the fabulous natural setting offered by Mondragó Nature Park. The park is ideal for an outdoor break in the coves of S’Amarador and Mondragó. The superb beaches draw visitors all year round, with their crystal-clear water and leafy areas.
Sunset views from Cape Formentor
Staring at a twilight sky is one of the most astounding shows Mallorca has to offer. The most stunning place to take in the sunset is Cape Formentor, on the north coast of the island. Walk along the cliff-flanked, pine-lined path to the lighthouse, which rises from a piece of land jutting into the sea. The Formentor Lighthouse has been operative since 1863.
From our Posada Terra Santa hotel, right in the old town of Mallorca, you can plan things to do off the beaten path on the island. Stay with us, surrounded by comfort and luxury, and discover Mallorca, a fantastic island.