Getting to the most beautiful parts of the island in Mallorca is not always that easy; steep and winding mountain passes can be tricky for the uninitiated and late night arrivals can only make matters worse.
Valldemossa is only 17 km from Palma but the steep mountain roads and fierce summer traffic make this a day out you want to do by taxi.
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Valldemossa is one such place. When you first get a glimpse of it as you come round the winding mountain roads, it catches your breath. It is breath taking. Probably the most beautiful village on the island, and right in the middle of the Tramuntana Mountains, surrounded by pine forests and hills and named after the Moorish landlord Muza.
Certainly worth visiting, the village is perched neatly on a peak at 499 m above sea level, pebbled and car free, with a total resident population of 2025 people.
The village real estate is highly sought after and prices are high. Not least because of the famous local residents who have lived in the area. Michael Douglas' estate S'Estaca is currently on the market to the tune of $62million.
Valldemossa beach is 6km from town at Puerto de Valldemossa, a grand term for what is essentially a small rocky beach with a tiny marina. There are no boats kept here though, as the swell makes it dangerous, but the beach is beautiful and remote enough to stay largely empty most of the year. The harbour wall makes a great spot for sunbathing.
Other nearby beaches are Cala Banyalbufar, Port D’Es Canonge beach and Sa Bunyola beach, all of which lie within 14 to 17 km of Valldemossa.
This is the most mountainous and inaccessible coastline on the island and the beaches are tiny and pebbled. However, where you may miss out on long sandy expanses, you gain clear turquoise waters, fantastic views and total seclusion.
This is one of the most emblematic landmarks in Valldemossa. Built in the 14th century, the building was founded as a royal residence and later converted into a Carthusian monastery, which existed from 1399 until its secularisation in 1835.
The monastery is a museum today, with a main church which is still in use, the old pharmacy, various cells and rooms of the prior and the monks, the former library, dining room, garden, as well as the cells No. 2 and No. 4, famous for being where Polish composer Frédéric Chopin stayed between1838 to 1839 with his lover, French writer George Sand.
Valldemossa is car free for the most part and built on terraces, so you will be mostly walking up pebbled steps and down tiny lanes between its golden sandstone facades.
Not a place to drive and less so find parking space. There are two large paid car parks with parking meters, so it will depend largely on the time of year you are thinking of visiting. The peak summer months see busloads of day trippers which makes getting to, parking and getting around more tiresome.
Visit out of season however and it is tranquil and glorious.
Valldemossa is so small you hardly need a guide to find somewhere to eat, but if you are looking for refined cuisine, try the Valldemossa Hotel, or for a more traditional meal, head to the square.
Es Port Restaurant in Port de Valldemossa serves fresh fish and seafood on a wonderful terrace overlooking the sea.
The Austrian nobleman Archduke Ludwig Salvator spent many years living in Valldemossa and mapped out the area, creating paths and walks up to 1000m high mountain peaks.
The loop is 17km long and fairly difficult if you aren’t fit, but it is walked by thousands every year and commands some breath taking mountain scenery.
Candlelit summer concerts in the monastery gardens in Valldemossa played by pianist David Gómez are a yearly fixture and thoroughly enjoyable way to enjoy this particular setting on a balmy summer night.
Festes de la Beata
Takes place during July 28. Celebrates the Saint of Valldemossa. Many parades take place on the streets during this festival.
Festival of Saint Bartomeu
During the 24th of August, celebrates the Patron Saint of Valldemossa. There is magnificent performances in the Cloisters of the Monastery.
During this time there is art and performance exhibitions. It is during the end of July.