Western Mallorca attractions

Top Choice Monastery in Monestir de Lluc

Monestir de Lluc

Entered via a cloistered garden, the monastery is a huge complex, dating mostly from the 17th to 18th centuries. Off the imposing central courtyard rises up the grand façade of the late-Renaissance basilica, behind …
Top Choice Historic Building in Deià

Casa Robert Graves

Casa Robert Graves is a fascinating tribute to the British writer and poet who moved to Deià in 1929 and had his house built here three years later. It's a well-presented and rewarding insight into his life and a tr…
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 Gallery in Sóller

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 Sa…
Top Choice Castle in Alaró

Castell d'Alaró

Perched at an improbable, almost comical angle on a gigantic fist of rock, Castell d'Alaró is one of the most rewarding castle climbs on the island. The ruins are all that remain of the last redoubt of Christian war…
Top Choice Gardens in Serra de Tramuntana

Jardins de Alfàbia

The Jardins de Alfàbia reside in the shadow of the rugged Serra d’Alfàbia mountain range stretching east of Sóller. Here an endearingly faded finca with a baroque facade, which looks like it was stripped from a Flor…
Top Choice Gallery in Sóller

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 Toulo…
Beach in Deià

Cala de Deià

A 3km drive from Deià (take the road towards Sóller), or a slightly shorter walk, is Cala de Deià, one of the most bewitching of the Serra de Tramuntana’s coastal inlets. The enclosed arc of the bay is backed by a h…
Square in Fornalutx

Plaça d’Espanya

The communal heart of the village, this gorgeous square is flanked on one side by the magnificent steps up to the church, the side wall of which occupies another flank; the steps continue on up to the top of the vil…
Island in Sant Elm

Illa de Sa Dragonera

The uninhabited 4km-long Illa de Sa Dragonera is a ripple of an island that stretches out like a slumbering dragon to the west of Sant Elm. Constituted as a natural park (Parc Natural de Sa Dragonera), the island is…