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Places of special interest

S’Arracó, not always a peaceful valley. (Andratx)

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The calm that is now enjoyed in S’Arracó is in contrast with its violent and adventurous past, when it was refuge for exiles and the scene of bloody encounters and raids from Muslim pirates.

 

 

Read more: S’Arracó, not always a peaceful valley. (Andratx)

 

Santa Catalina: from fishing to glamour

santa-catalina-palma-mallorcaLocated right by the Paseo Marítimo, Santa Catalina is one of Palma’s most dynamic districts. Modernist buildings mix with two and three story homes that display the style so characteristic of the city centre: iron balconies, Majorcan shutters and traditional roof tiles.



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Bellver Castle

castillo-de-bellverA gothic castle built between 1300 and 1310. Inside we find Palma’s History Museum, with artefacts uncovered at archaeological digs, art collections as well as the Despuig classical sculpture collection.

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The Town of Sóller, Mallorca

soller-mallorcaThe town of Sóller, located in the Valley of Orange Trees, has always been one of the most beautiful places in Mallorca, the town’s buildings are a fascinating example of the traditional Majorcan style.

 

Read more: The Town of Sóller, Mallorca

 

The Plaza de Sant Jeroni blends Mallorca’s cultural past

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The Calatrava quarter is an area made up of very narrow streets where the old Jewish Quarter Calle Major used to be located.





Read more: The Plaza de Sant Jeroni blends Mallorca’s cultural past

 

The Arco de la Drassana: Palma de Mallorca

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For some years now, swans have been living in the large pond under the Arco de la Drassana, right at the foot of the Almudaina Palace and the Cathedral.

 

Read more: The Arco de la Drassana: Palma de Mallorca

 

A new Costa Nord, Valldemossa

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Valldemossa, where the stamp of composer Chopin and the coca de patata (a traditional cake made with potato flour) attract tens of thousands of visitors every year.

 

Read more: A new Costa Nord, Valldemossa

 

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