Top ChoiceMonastery 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...

Top ChoiceTapas in Valldemossa


Spread over three stone-clad rooms in a former simple village house, this unpretentious tapas bar serves highly appertising takes on pa amb oli (bread with olive oil and vine-ripened tomatoes) or tangy sobrassada...

Top ChoiceFusion 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...

Landmark in Valldemossa

Sa Foradada

At Son Marroig, ask permission to wander down to this strange hole-in-the-wall rock formation by the water, which resembles an elephant from afar. It's a stunning 3km walk (one way) through olive groves tinkling...

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...

Historic Building in Valldemossa

Son Marroig

Seven kilometres from Valldemossa is one 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....

Historic Building in Valldemossa


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...

Mallorcan in Valldemossa

Hostal Ca'n Marió

This fourth generation family-run restaurant dates from 1877 and possibly little has changed, decor wise, since then. There's no tower building or drizzle here, but rather good honest Mallorcan dishes, such as...

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La Posada

Grab a table on the small terrace for fabulous valley views. This stylish eatery sets a mellow and relaxing tone with a refreshingly brief menu that covers the gambit of vegetarian, meat and seafood options, all...

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...

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...

Ice Cream in Valldemossa


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...

Cafe in Valldemossa


With chequerboard floor, warm terracotta walls and jazzy music, this sedate and arty cafe is a relaxed spot to sip speciality teas or thick hot chocolate. It's a tempting alternative to the tourist-stuffed cafes...

Music in Valldemossa

Festival Chopin

Classical-music performances are held in Valldemossa's Real Cartuja throughout August; most of the works are by Chopin, although music by other composers also features. Tickets go for between €20 and €30.

Religious in Valldemossa

Festa de la Beata

Valldemossa celebrates the life of Santa Catalina Thomàs with a donkey-drawn carriage parade and kids dressed in peasant garb throwing sweets to the crowds.

Historic Building in Valldemossa

Casa Natal de Santa Catalina Thomàs

The Casa Natal de Santa Catalina Thomàs, birthplace of St Catherine Thomas, is tucked off to the side of the parish church, the Església de Sant Bartomeu, at the east end of the town. It houses a simple chapel...

Cultural Centre in Valldemossa

Costa Nord

The brainchild of part-time Valldemossa resident and Hollywood actor Michael Douglas, Costa Nord describes itself as a 'cultural centre' and begins well with a 15-minute portrayal of the history of Valldemossa,...