Must see attractions in Sóller

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    Ca'n Prunera – Museu Modernista

    One of Mallorca's standout galleries, Ca'n Prunera occupies a landmark modernist mansion along Carrer de Sa Lluna. The list of luminaries here is astonishing – works by Joan Miró, along with single drawings by Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso, Gauguin, Klimt, Kandinsky, Klee, Man Ray and Cézanne. Also part of the permanent collection is a gallery devoted to Juli Ramis (1909–90), a Sóller native and world-renowned painter who had his studio in the neighbouring village of Biniaraix, plus works by Miquel Barceló, Antoni Tapiès and Eduardo Chillida.

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    Sala Picasso & Sala Miró

    In two rooms at street level in Sóller's station are two fascinating, introspective and contemplative art exhibitions: the Sala Picasso and Sala Miró. Few train stations boast such a splendid artistic legacy. The Sala Picasso contains more than 50 gently illuminated ceramics from the hands of Picasso from 1948 to 1971, many bearing the artist's trademark subjects: dancers, women, bullfighting. The Sala Miró is beautiful, home to playful, mysterious and beguiling prints from the Catalan master; Miró's maternal grandmother was from Sóller.

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    Jardí Botànic & Museu Balear de Ciències Naturals

    A short stroll 600m west from Sóller's town centre onto the busy road to Sóller Port brings you to the peaceful Jardí Botànic, with collections of flowers and other plants native to the Balearic Islands – from holm oaks to magnolias and myrtle to the endangered caraway pine – alongside other Mediterranean samples. The same ticket includes the Museu Balear de Ciències Naturals (Natural Science Museum) and its elementary insights into the flora and fauna of the Balearics; the fossil collection is of particular note.

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    Banco de Sóller

    Joan Rubió i Bellver, a Catalonian student of Antoni Gaudí, designed the strikingly modernist frontage of the 1912 Banco de Sóller (nowadays Banco de Santander), which is separated by a narrow road from the Església de Sant Bartomeu (the facade of which he also created). The bank is an imposing and roughly hewn stone building, with two large, circular galleries, windows framed within lacy wrought-iron grilles and a carved lion gazing ferociously out over the square from the edifice's corner.

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    Plaça de la Constitució

    Thronged with tables and seats from the cafes on its northern, eastern and western perimeters, the lovely main square, Plaça de la Constitució, is 100m from the train station. The tram line bends its way across the square, conveying the loaded and tooting tram to the beaches of Sóller Port. Filled with children playing in the evenings, stuffed with panama-wearing visitors and home to the beautiful Església de Sant Bartomeu, the square is Sóller's vibrant heart and soul.

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    Església de Sant Bartomeu

    A disciple of architect Antoni Gaudí, Joan Rubió landed some big commissions in Sóller. The town didn't want to miss the wave of modernity and so Rubió set to work in 1904 on the renovation of the 16th-century Església de Sant Bartomeu. The largely baroque church (built 1688–1723) preserved elements of its earlier Gothic interior, but Rubió gave it a beautiful, if unusual, modernist facade.