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Welcome To Our Guide To Valldemossa

The quaint village of Valldemossa is situated deep in the heart of the Sierra de Tramuntana mountains, along the rugged west coast of the island of Mallorca.

Although situated a mere 18 km north west of the capital Palma and the Son Sant Joan International Airport, Valldemossa has a resident population of less than 2,000, and is a quiet, relaxing destination for visitors of all ages.

Making the short journey to Valldemossa from Palma is relatively straightforward, as the Ma-1130, which is known locally as the "Carrerra de Valldemosa", provides a direct link to the village from the Ma-20 Palma ring road.

As with the other destinations on this site, a more detailed version of this route, complete with maps where appropriate, is available from the Route Map link on the left hand frame of this page.

However, for those visitors who prefer not to drive, there are always numerous taxis available for hire outside of the arrivals hall at the airport, who would typically charge around 40 euro for the short 30 minute journey.

As Valldemossa is not as yet covered by any of the major tour operators, it remains a haven for those in search of tranquillity, as a result other than the numerous visitors who arrive throughout the day on the tour buses, most of the visitors here are middle aged couples who are attracted by the cultural heritage of the area, and chose the village as a base from which to escape into the Serra de Tramuntana mountains along the network of paths and tracks that cover the area.

With a distance from the coast of a little in excess of 1 mile, over the years the village of Valldemosa has gained a reputation that ties in closely with both relaxation and privacy.

This is exemplified well in the local architecture; an outstanding example of which is the Carthusian monastery Sa Cartoxia. Also existing adjacent to the grounds of the monastery is a church and palace, named the Palau de Rei Sanxo.

The regular targeting of the church by attacking pirates over the centuries has led to an ancient fortification that is unrivalled on the island. The turbulent times that the village of Valldemosa has been subjected appear to be centre almost entirely around the monastery and its grounds.

Valldemossa is also associated with the tale of the two lovers. The Polish composer Frederic Chopin and the French writer George Sand have gone down in local folklore, which we will endeavour to cover in greater detail as part of our Valldemossa Attractions pages. The significance of the tale is tied closely to the peace and tranquillity of the island, as a means of improving both body and mind.

Valldemosa is indeed a village that is of great historical importance on the island. However, one would be mistaken to assume that the village offers nothing for those whom do not have historically orientated interests.

As we mentioned earlier, the village is very popular with day-trippers, many of which are attracted to the narrow, cobbled streets which have remained unchanged for centuries, and the pretty, picturesque views over the Mediterranean.

These qualities, along with its location, high in the Sierra de Tramuntana mountains continue to make Valldemosa an ideal destination for people of all ages, ranging from energetic mountain hikers, to the laid back whom may simply wish to enjoy the local cuisine in a relaxing, hospitable environment.

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