Only 17 km separate Palma de Mallorca from the beautiful village of Valldemossa. Right in the heart of the Serra de Tramuntana, considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, we have at our disposal a charming medieval village with cobbled streets and surrounded by mountains, whose visit is always recommended in the lists of ‘Mallorca activities’ available on Internet.
Its proximity to the capital and the undisputed beauty of the place are some of the reasons to visit Valldemossa on one of the best tours in Mallorca. Taking excursions and experiences by car around the island is the best way to discover the beauty of the hidden villages of Mallorca.
Learn some details about the history of Valldemossa
Besides being an attractive town for tourism due to the beauty of its landscapes, Valldemossa, also hides a rich historical past that transforms it into a quite special place. First of all, its name means ‘Valle de Mussa’, in honor of the Arab nobleman who established in this place during the time of Islamic domination.
By 1231, Mallorca was reconquered by the then King of Catalonia and Aragon, James I. At the beginning of the 14th century it would be his second son, James II who would order the construction of a palace for his son Sancho, the same palace that would be ceded to the Carthusian Order, transforming it into the Royal Carthusian Monastery, one of the main tourist attractions of the town.
What to see and do in Valldemossa?
- La Cartuja de Valldemossa. This building was ceded to the Carthusian Order and inhabited for more than 400 years by monks who founded a monastery. After this, the building passed into private hands and functioned as a guest house; receiving such famous guests as Rubén Darío, Miguel de Unamuno and the French writer George Sand, along with her partner Frédéric Chopin.
- Hermitage of Valldemossa. When taking the tour by car of Tramuntana Hidden Marvels you will discover a magical place known as the Ermita de Valldemossa or Ermita de la Santísima Trinidad, founded in 1648 on the ruins of the previous hermitage. During the visit to the village, do not forget to try a delicious ensaimada, a traditional dessert of the island.
Discover magical places and secrets of Valldemossa
The Frédéric Chopin and George Sand Museum, Rey Sancho Palace, Miranda dels Lledoners viewpoint, San Bartomeu Church or the birthplace of Santa Catalina Tomás are some of the points of interest that you should visit during your visit to Valldemossa.
If you are interested in a tour to magical and secret destinations of this wonderful town, you have at your disposal our new tour: Unknown Valldemossa Electric Car Tour: Viewpoints and Lunch, which ends with a visit to the Restaurant Can Costa to taste typical ‘Pa amb oli’ along with soft drinks, beers and other local delights.