One of the destinations you can’t miss if you’re planning a trip through Mallorca in your hire car is Valldemosa. This small town with a mediaeval air is one of the most beautiful villages of the Sierra de Tramontana and has a great historic past which increases its appeal even more, converting it into an unforgettable stop.
Its cobbled streets, rich cultural patrimony, gastronomy and good climate all year round make it an essential visit. So you don’t miss anything, we give you a list of things to “see in Valldemossa”.
Valldemossa is located a little more than 25km from Mallorca Airport, so if you take your car hire at Palma Airport so it will only take half an hour to arrive, along a very easy road, with a few bends at the end. It’s common to share the road with cyclists, so you’ll have to slow down and take advantage to enjoy the incredible views of the mountains.
When you get close to the end of the route, the silhouette of a village of stone houses appears, among which the Real Cartuja, the church of San Bartomeu and the palace of Rey Sancho stand out, giving us some clues about what to see in Valldemossa.
Once you arrive, there are several areas enabled for parking and when you’ve parked, you’ll be able to start on your list of things to see in Valldemossa.
This small village is perfect for exploring its streets and losing yourself aimlessly, but without a doubt, this is our list of things to see in Valldemossa:
At the end of the Via Blanquerna we’ll find the Real Cartuja. A monumental site where the palace of Rey Sancho, the church (with its green bell tower), the library and the old pharmacy stand out.
On the outside, they’re surrounded by the gardens of Rey Juan Carlos, a perfectly looked after spot where we’ll be able to find the bust of the famous composer Frederic Chopin as well as busts or medallions in memory of other famous residents such as Rubén Darío, Santiago Rusiñol and the archduke Luís Salvador of Austria.
One of the attractions of Valldemossa is that it was chosen as a place of retreat by the prestigious musician Chopin and the well-known writer George Sand, whose cell nº4 has been converted into a museum dedicated entirely to them.
Tickets can be bought in the cell itself and the original piano of the artist can be seen there.
If you’re an art lover you have to visit this foundation located in a central building of Valldemossa. Here you’ll be able to find a permanent exhibition of paintings by the artist Coll Bardolet as well as varied temporary exhibitions and cultural activities such as conferences and concerts.
You can’t leave Valldemossa without stopping at the interior patio of the Ca’n Molinas patisserie, the oldest in the village, and trying the traditional coca de patata, a typical cake, served with a chilled Lacao.
If there’s something special about Valldemossa, it’s the cobbled streets which you can drift down, and which have been turned into a “compulsory snapshot”. One of our favourites is Calle Rectoría, since its ochre colour and abundant flowerpots have turned it into a very Instragrammable stop. Nor can we forget about Calle Miranda del Lledoners or Callejón de la Amargura.
Before leaving, one of the last things to see in Valdemossa is one of its famous viewpoints. Our favourites are the Mirador des Pi or any of the viewpoints in the George Sand development.
To get to any of them, you should return to your hire car and, once there, you’ll be able to enjoy impressive views of the sea and mountains. Without a doubt, a perfect finishing touch to the visit.