I fall in love with things and places easily: I have various towns where I’d love to go and live after visiting them. In Mallorca, my infatuation had two parts: the first was in Valldemossa. The town, the first in the Tramuntana mountains if you come from Palma. It’s framed with green terraces and oozes a simple distinction of being from the end of the 19th century.
It’s shady streets are filled with banana trees and are a delight to walk through while you browse through antiques and buy something to remember the Balearen islands by. It’s almost certainly a must to try the ensaimadas, the typical sweet pastry from Mallorca, and change the shoes you’re wearing for some Menorcan leather ones. However, even if you don’t eat or by anything, there are two things in Valldemossa that everyone brings with them. First, the image of the green-turquoise La Cartuja tower (seen from the gardens of the ex-monastery and between the camellia flowers and the fruit trees – is’ the most beautiful thing I’ve seen in my life). The other is the romantic and secret love story that played out between George Sand and Chopin.
The old town of Valldemossa is gorgeous, with narrow cobbled steep streets. The Church of Valldemossa, dating from the thirteenth century, has a very tall bell tower that you can visit. It has beautiful gardens, cloisters, cells and rooms which are internationally famous because they housed the masters Chopin and George Sand. On Sundays there is a market which means that parking is difficult but it is worth it as it is a real traditional maket with Mallorcan products.
On our way through Valdemmossa, we found a somewhat dizzying path (with lots of curves) and really gorgeous cliffs, you only have to look at the pictures to see for yourself ... According to the father of my boyfriend, when the horizon is clear, you can see the lights of Barcelona from there.
This former palace and monastery is known for the people who stayed in its cells, starting with the pair Frederic Chopin and writer George Sand in the winter of the years 1838-1839. Chopin created his Preludes Op 28 there and Sand wrote A Winter in Mallorca. Besides Chopin, in past seasons Cartuja Jovellanos characters as Ruben Dario and Miguel de Unamuno, among others. A place full of history, where we can visit cell # 4 where Chopin stayed and other museums that are in the structure. All museums are independent of each other and have different tickets needed to enter them. The gardens are also interesting , and admission is free of charge. Rates: Cell No. 4 Chopin: 3 €Hours: 9:30 to 18:30h. Closed Sundays.
Only 5 miles from Valldemossa but away from the tourist area, lies this secluded port which has miraculously preserved its natural environment and has the atmosphere of a small fishing port. If you have time and want to enjoy a beautiful walk, it's worth making the journey that leads to the chapel. You won't be disappointed. Cottages Valldemossa: Http :/ / www.Toprural.Com/baleares/mallorca/casas-rurales-valldemosa_rm-es-7063.htm
If you want to see Valldemossa from the best viewpoint, then you must to go to Miranda des Lledoners, a gazebo which is situated in the small street at the end of Jovellanos street, which used to be an entrance to the monastery. From this viewpoint you see all the people, the valley and the mountains without annoying cables that spoil the view. The viewpoint is not marked but it is easy to find, just follow the crowd and go up.
Near the Port of Valldemossa, in the houses of Son Mas and on a small hill are the ruins of a "sanctuary" which is listed as the oldest shrine on the island. At first glance it is a simple set of ruins, but do not be fooled by appearances as this is where the remains of the "talayots" of Menorca were found. Cottages Valldemossa: Http :/ / www.Toprural.Com/baleares/mallorca/casas-rurales-valldemosa_rm-es-7063.htm