The glow of the sun against the mountains. The bright red and yellow leaves. November is a great time to visit Fornalutx and the Serra de Tramuntana
In addition to the citrus, olive, and almond trees, the bougainvillea and the wisteria, there are Cacti. Amazing Cacti. These place place to wonder and to see a wide range of beautiful plants and trees is Fornalutx. No matter the season, these is always many amazing plants to see
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Nature Walks – Fornalutx
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Wonderful good energy inspirational event which sets the right tone as we get ready for the Christmas Holidays. The event draws a big crowd, but it was really nice.
The “Switch-On is held in the early evening just prior to “Black Friday”.
“The Soul of Plama”
Exceptional Five Star Boutique Hotel in the heart of Palma
Wonderfully renovated historic buiding, exceptional design, beautiful bar + restaurant, fantastic spa, and a friendly supportive staff
The estate of Raixa is an historic and beautiful estate located at the base of the Serra de Tramuntana centered around an Italian-style castle.
The gardens that surround it, its monumental staircase, and the panoramic views make it an essential place to visit
The villa and gardens of Raixa, along with its magnificent gardens, was initially an 16th Centuryt Moorish farm. At the turn of the 18th century, Cardinal Despuig, one of the key figures in the Enlightenment, built the grand estate and gardens which incorporate elements of Italian palazzo as well as Greek temples and Asian-influenced structures
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Public Estate & Gardens
Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma
“A real gem of a contemporary cultural institution in Mallorca”
The Permanent Collection includes over 700 works by Balearic or internationall-renown artists.
Frequent thought-provoking exhibitions
Open Year Round
Web Site: esbaluard.org
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Contemporary Art Museum
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Tuesday to Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The ticket office remains open until
15 minutes before closing time.
The museum closes on January 1 and
T. (+34) 971 908 200
Monday through Sunday, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The Santa Maria Market is vibrant and busy most every Sunday. There are a wide range of clothing, shoe, and children’s toy, and flower/plant vendors in the central open air market space. There also also many vendors selling locally-grown fresh fruits and vegetables as well as other food vendors.
Surrounding the market square there are restaurants and places to drink. Most interesting are the wine bars and tasting rooms that serve wines from the local grape growers.
Nearby is the Consell Market which offers a distinctly different range of products – more antiques and unique home decoration. So its easy to visit both markets of a pleasant Sunday morning.
The Sunday Market opens at 8 am and runs to 2 pm. Open Year-Round
Wine Tasting Bars
Mercat de Vell de Consell
It’s not so big like Marché aux Puces in Paris, but there is enough variety to make it interesting. Antiques, objects of art, plants, bric a brac… and food stalls. The sausages are quite good.
Opens 8 am Sunday Morning
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Walking Palma’s medieval ramparts provides great views of sea, Parc del a Mer and the Cathedral. The enormous walls which date back to the Roman era are set high so they provide many beautiful vistas. Their colors and angular geometry provide for both great instagram opportunities and well as seemingly abstract photography.
From the ramparts is it easy to explore Old Town, the Cathedral, the Port and the coast line. Early morning provides tranquility and beautiful lighting for photos. Afternoons and evening provide hustle and bustle as some much life takes place in all of the adjoining areas.
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Pleasant narrow sandy family beach with nearby rocky cliff area at Port de Sóller. Protected swimming area with floating swim raft. It’s a protected Bay so water is most always calm and safe. No waves. There are a wide choice of water sport rentals.
A wide varity of shops, restaurants and hotels surround the beach
Wonderful sea and mountain views. Easy walks to the lighthouse and scenic views above the Bay
Beautiful sunsets during the season as the Bay opening is on the far west side.
Easy to Access by the Sóller tram, biking, hiking, or if necessary, driving
When you visit Mallorca, you must see Cap de Formentor. Its dramatic, amazing, spectacular… Seriously.
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“To skip Cap de Formentor, would be like driving across Arizona and skipping the Grand Canyon“
A very pleasant sandy beach with beautiful clear water. Pricey beach cafes and restaurants.
Visit: Restaurante Platja Mar.
Large Parking lot; although it gets full on sunny days during the high season. And the Beach can get crowded as well.
Mega-yachts moor nearby and its not uncommon to see Hollywood celebrities. On our visit in July 2019, we saw the luxury yacht Rising Sun just offshore. Soon after we watched as Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry walked along the beach and then took a tender out to the Yacht.
While the beach is wonderful, the drive to the beach is amazing. Cap de Formentor is dramatic and awe inspiring.
The road is great for bicycling and the beach is perfect for your mid-day break.
Formentor is situated approximately 7km to the north-west of Port de Pollença.
NENI Mallorca Restaurant
Bikini Island & Mountain Hotel
Port de Sóller
Creative zen atmosphere, indoor and outdoor terrace dining. Great views, fantastic food, and great wine selection.
Reasonable Prices $$
InstaMallorca Best Award
Best Restaurant Experience in Port de Sòller
The historic mountain village of Fornalutx is well known for its cobble stone walls, narrow streets and its doors
Almost each and every building has a beautiful door. Each tells its own story
Between the Cathedral walls and the Sea, there is the Parc de la Mar.
A somewhat recent addition to Old Palma, the Parc de la Mar was constructed in the 1960’s when the highway was added. Previously the Cathedral directly overlooked the sea. With the addition of the bayside highway, the Parc de la Mar was constructed. The lake in the Parc is known for its tall fountain and its beautiful reflections of the Cathedral.
The Parc also included children’s play areas,, underground parking garage, and walking paths
Beautiful scenic Port de Sòller
Crystal clear waters, majestic mountain scenery, and unique shops and restaurants
A great place to moor your boat, swim, shop, eat and enjoy the beach
The historic heart of Palma de Mallorca and the Island of Mallorca
Its a place to walk and enjoy the historic city and seaside views
Photo of the entrance doors of the Cathedral of Palma
The historic Electric Tram which carries passengers between Sòller and the Port de Sòller
It’s a fun and scenic ride
Connects with the Ferrocarril de Sóller which connects Sóller and Palma de Mallorca
Bib Gourand Michelin 2019 Sun Repsol Award
The Best Restaurant in Mallorca
“Aromata that means ‘spices’ in Latin”
ANDREU GENESTRA CHEF
Web site: www.Aromatarestaurant.com
Fera is one of the most notable gourmet destinations in the Palma de Mallorca Located in James III in the center of Palma, it is the perfect place for informal lunches, distinguished dinners or just a relaxing drink at the bar.
At an old palace restored with great style; Fera is a house full of tradition: the protected building also houses the famous Mallorcan Circle, one of the most prestigious social clubs in the Balearic Islands
In the heart of Palma, the Summum Prime Boutique Hotel is born. Its privileged location in the social center of the Balearic capital gives it the prominence of a dazzling establishment, the result of the reconstruction of one of the most welcoming historical buildings in the city: the Ca’n Berga-Ladaria Palace .
The building was built in the fifteenth century and has been modified over the years to acquire a stately and palatial character. It highlights the exclusive selection of pieces of furniture, resulting in exquisite decoration. A bright and daring staging that integrates very diverse products that are given relevance through an original, creative and luxurious decoration , maintaining the typical characteristics of the buildings of the old town of Palma . Its latest reform has been led by the prestigious interior designer Elvira Blanco , in charge of internationally renowned hotels
Web Site: www.HotelSummum.com
Furniture and Decoration. Quality contemporary furniture and decoration at affordable prices. Good mix of colors and materials. Something for everyone.
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Cardenal Pou, 3 (junto a calle Oms)
07003 Palma de Mallorca, Islas Baleares (España)
Tlf. 971 724 634
Overlooking the sea at Repic Beach, Port de Sòller, Restaurante Agapanto Flor del Amor, brings style and international flavors to beach side dining
Sóller went through several periods of wealth and decline thru its history. In the 1920’s, Sòller saw a resurgence in its citrus trade. With a new era of wealth, a new neighborhood developed with many stately town homes. The homes had many stylish embellishments which reflected the the elements of style in Paris and Barcelona
We visited Eloise Rodriguez at her Wallpapers Deco Mallorca showroom on Carrer de la Llotgeta, in a neighborhood of old Palma that is vibrant with bohemian flavor
I fell in love with Eloise’s painted canvases. As I am currently renovating my Fornalutx townhouse, I took special interest. I immediately visualized how her large painted canvases could create an beautiful atmosphere of subtle colors in our entry hall.
Eloise is an artist and a designer of fine wallpapers… and an interior decorator. Wallpapers Deco Mallorca focuses on the professional sector, the contract sector, yacht interiors and high decoration. The company has its own hand crafted design and production workshop, ObyO, in Consell, Malorca.
The showroom is stylish and comfortable. It has a mix of DECO furniture, contemporary lighting and colorful canvases which together form a captivating environment
Web Site: www.wallpapersdeco.com
Airy, Artsy, Classy. Cappuccino at the Hotel Mama in Palma de Mallorca
In the heart of Fornalutx. It’s called TIPIC for “typical.” But I see it as unique and special. A store that reflects the delightful character, joyous presence, and exceptional taste of its proprietress, Lucia.
Each and every item looks carefully crafted, beautiful and special. However, TIPIC is a comfortable store. A place where you can take your time to discover.
If you need a pair of comfortable – but smart looking – walking shoes… or a hat to protect your head from the sun… or something fun and beautiful to wear… or a book to inspire your journey… or a gift for the very special someone in your life… You will find it amidst the joy of discovery at TIPIC Fornalutx
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Village Store for Chic, Simple and Inspirational items
The curve of the stairs, the adjacent bamboo, muted colors
An unexpected mix that creates harmony
Jardines de Alfabia
A simple flower can be more beautiful than a room full of roses