Whether Alcudia, Cala Millor or Pollenca, Mallorca has many destinations to offer that are worth a visit. Discover the most beautiful places on the island, the monastery of Lluc, great beaches and the most interesting sights:
1. The cathedral La Seu
The symbol of Palma de Mallorca, the Cathedral La Seuis one of the great attractions in Palma and is a feast for the eyes. Who spends his holidays in Mallorca should definitely visit you. Upon entering this masterpiece, it becomes clear why it is also called the "Cathedral of Light". Through 61 stained glass windows, the interior is filled with a ghostly beautiful glow.
2. Cap de Formentor
The Cap de Formentor denotes the northernmost point of Mallorca. This is where the northern end of the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range meets the Mediterranean Sea and offers a view of superlatives. Note this destination at the top of your sightseeing list. The nearby beach, Playa de Formentor, is overgrown with pine trees and offers a great view of the mountains as well as a great opportunity for swimming.
3. Serra de Tramuntana
The impressive Serra de Tramuntana on Mallorca invites not only birdwatchers and fresh air hungry people to a visit. Exciting outdoor activities, such as a hiking or cycling tour, are among the most popular activities on the Balearic Islands. Since 2011, the approximately 90 kilometre long mountain range has also been a UNESCO World Heritage Site and winds its way from the southwest of the island to the Cap de Formentor in the far north. The view and the feeling of this breathtaking scenery should not be missed.
Also located in the Tramuntana mountains, the beautiful city of Sóller. The best way to reach the city, which is located in the Orangental valley, is by rental car or on an organized day trip. The name "Orangental", by the way, is not given to the small region for nothing, because Sóller is mainly known for its orange specialities. Try the delicious liqueur Angel d'Or, which is often sold at the weekly market here.
5. Santuari de Santa Maria de Lluc
The beautiful monastery of Lluc should also be at the top of your list of destinations. Like many other sights, the monastery of Lluc is located in a basin of the Serra de Tramuntana. The best time to visit this holy place is on the first Saturday in August. On this day the pilgrimage of many believers reaches its climax and is traditionally concluded with a cosy celebration.
6. Cuevas del Drach
The underground caves, Cuevas del Drach or "Dragon Lairs"are among the top attractions on Mallorca and will completely captivate you. Visitors can look forward to a beguiling light show and live classical music during their hike through the magical cave formations. As the tourist traffic is especially high in summer, you should visit the caves either in low season or arrive early in the morning.
The little town Valldemossa in the western mountains of the island, is probably best known for its most famous visitors. The French writer George Sand and her husband, composer Frederic Chopin, visited this place in the winter of 1838 and spent a night in the local monastery. The place is at the same time the highest situated city of Majorca and absolutely worth an excursion.
8. Cala Millor
The fine sand beach of Cala Millor attracts many travellers with its turquoise shimmering water. Awarded with the Blue Flag and with its gently sloping beach, it is no wonder that families in particular feel very comfortable here. If you travel with children, this beach offers you everything you could wish for and adults will also enjoy the view of the beautiful coast. The beaches of Cala Millor are among the most beautiful in Mallorca.
The tranquil city of Alcudia is located in the north of Mallorca and is surrounded by the last completely preserved city wall on the island. Especially during the summer months, a visit to Alcudia is worthwhile, as the city wall is then used as a backdrop for open-air concerts and theatre performances. A spectacle that no one should miss. By the way, the restful little city accommodates the (supposedly) smallest amphitheatre of Spain.
10. Camp de Mar film set
The place Camp de Mar in the very southwest of Mallorca, is rather contemplative. Besides two large exclusive hotels directly on the beach, there are several small cafés and one or two good restaurants. But the exciting thing about the small beach of the place is that it has already served as a film set for Hollywood several times. Especially the small rocky island La Illeta, which is accessible from the beach via a charming wooden jetty, has become an insider tip. You might even discover a Hollywood star during the tour.
Travel tips for Mallorca
The best time to visit Mallorca
Mallorca has a very pleasant climate even in winter. In the summer months from June to September it can be very hot. The optimal travel time depends on the activities you want to do. If you want to relax a few days on the beach, the hottest months are in summer. For discovery tours around the island we recommend the months of October to May. The temperatures are then pleasantly warm, bicycle tours for example, but not too sweaty.
The most beautiful view of Mallorca
To enjoy a breathtaking view, take a trip to the lighthouse in Puerto de Sóller. While the sun sinks into the sea, the view is particularly beautiful. With a picnic basket in your luggage you will experience an unforgettable evening in one of the most beautiful places in Mallorca. For a similarly unforgettable view of the sunset, drive to the shore of Colonia Sant Pere, near Artà.
The best restaurant in Mallorca
Restaurants are available on the sunny island of Mallorca in an incredible variety, so that there is something for every taste. The best tapas are eaten at Forn de Sant Joan in La Lonja. The most popular pastry - the churros- can be tasted on almost every corner of the popular island. When it comes to pizza, the small restaurant Mama Pizza near the promenade of Calla Ratjada is a real insider tip. The pizzas here are baked on charcoal, are larger than the plates and taste simply fabulous. The best way is to ask the local people for directions, everybody knows the obese restaurant on the island.
The perfect pocket money
Most of the attractions and sights in Mallorca are paid for, but the prices are humane compared to other holiday hot spots. Calculate for the entrance to places of interest with an average of 8,00€ - 10,00€. You can eat cheaply in the restaurants away from the large squares and sights. Here you can get good food already from 10,00€ per dish. Drinks like wine and beer are available from about 2,00€.
Mallorca's most beautiful beaches
One of the most beautiful bathing bays of Majorca is hidden at Cap de ses Salines and is called Calo des Marmols. Here the sand is white, the water turquoise and tourists usually only get lost here in isolated cases. A real insider tip for all those who are looking for peace and relaxation. Those who like it a little more action-packed should go to the popular sandy beach Cala Agulla near Cala Ratjada. Here you will find sunshine and wonderfully clean sand, a small speedboat rental and many other water sports offers like the famous "banana ride". In the evening hours you can also enjoy a fruity cocktail on the promenade, preferably in the "Bora Bora Bar".
The most beautiful places for families in Mallorca
Also as a family you are in good hands on the largest Balearic Island because of the large number of hotels and holiday resorts especially designed for families. The tranquil village of Calla Millior is particularly popular with families because of its gently sloping sandy beach and moderate waves. The safari park in the hinterland enhances the offer for children. If you are on a family holiday with teenagers, you should settle in the tourist town of Can Picafort. Here you can learn windsurfing or take part in a snorkeling course. A popular activity for children in Mallorca are also the water parks Hidropark and Aqualand.