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Top Choice Monastery in Valldemossa

Real Cartuja de Valldemossa

This grand old monastery and former royal residence has a chequered history. It was once home to kings, monks and a pair of 19th-century celebrities: composer Frédéric Chopin and George Sand. A series of cells now s…
Top Choice Tapas in Valldemossa

QuitaPenas

Descend cobbled steps to this tiny deli for tapas prepared with care and first-class seasonal ingredients. Grab one of the few seats and minute tables for highly appetising takes on pa amb oli (bread with olive oil …
Top Choice Fusion in Valldemossa

Casa de Sa Miranda

What a view! The entire town and valley spread picturesquely before you at Casa de Sa Miranda, where an innovative stamp is put on local produce in bright, expertly prepared dishes like octopus with miso sauce and p…
Landmark in Valldemossa

Sa Foradada

While visiting Son Marroig, ask permission to wander down to Sa Foradada, the strange hole-in-the-wall rock formation by the water, which resembles an elephant from afar. It's a stunning 3km walk (one way) down thro…
Bakery in Valldemossa

Forn Ca'n Molinas

This place along the main pedestrian drag has been baking up the local speciality of coca de patata (a bready, sugar-dusted pastry) and the island-favourite ensaïmades (light pastry spirals dusted with icing sugar) …
Historic Building in Valldemossa

Son Marroig

Seven kilometres from Valldemossa is another of Habsburg Archduke Ludwig Salvator's residences. This delightful, rambling mansion is jammed with furniture and period items, including many of the archduke's books. Ab…
Historic Building in Valldemossa

Miramar

With tremendous views, Miramar, 5km north of Valldemossa on the road to Deià, is one of Habsburg Archduke Luis Salvador’s former residences. It's built on the site of a 13th-century monastery, founded by the evangel…
Viewpoint in Valldemossa

Miranda des Lledoners

For an exquisite view embracing the ochre Valldemossa rooftops descending in steps down to the Església de Sant Bartomeu, the terraces below, the orchards, gardens, cypresses, palms, the occasional house through the…
Arts & Crafts in Valldemossa

Es Carreró

Vicky Vidal's artistic eye rarely misses anything. The homewares, jewellery and accessories at this petite boutique are mostly either handmade or recycled by her – from button rings to wooden sunglasses, pewter book…
Ice Cream in Valldemossa

Gelatimossa

Pistachio, Mallorcan almond, lemon, peach, watermelon, banana, coffee and yoghurt…how ever will you choose? It's all home-made and delicious at this friendly gelateria. Grab a cone, or a tub, and head to the garden …