Soller, Spectacular natural beauty, authentic traditions
Spectacular natural beauty, authentic traditions
In the heart of Mallorca’s Tramuntana mountain range, known locally as the ‘Valley of Gold’, you’ll find a glorious jewel that is the little town of Sóller. Situated on the north-east coast, it was developed during the 19th century when the region was completely cut off from the rest of the island by mountains. What it did have was a deep, natural harbour that was used for exporting the oranges that grew abundantly in the valley, and which ultimately put the little town on the map.
The origins of paradise, archeological remains and legends
The Balearic Islands guard secret corners filled with history and legends where one can imagine oneself in times gone by, and how our prehistoric ancestors lived. Archaeological remains, prehistoric fortifications from the acclaimed Bronze Age that stand testament to the authentic places that today define Mallorca’s prehistory.
An island of paths to be explored and enjoyed by bike
The authentic Mallorca is characterised by its unique culture, filled with history that is etched in its craft and gourmet products, views and beaches. But the island is also an especially attractive place for lovers of trekking and particularly bicyclists.
Algaida, three villages in an idyllic landscape
Algaida is a municipality located in the centre of Mallorca, a collection of three separate villages; the eponymous Algaida, Pina and Randa. Its roots are Arabic (words starting with Al normally denote a Moorish root in Spain), founded in the early 13th Century.
Discovering the charming villages of Mallorca’s interior
Spain is in reality a collection of different regions that offer varied landscapes, cultures, cuisines (and in some cases languages) to be discovered by the contemporary traveller. Mallorca is no exception, in fact with its extraordinary location in the Mediterranean Sea the island has been colonised by successive waves of invaders who have left their mark on the natural and man made landscape.