While millions of visitors head to Mallorca every year for the sun, sea, and sand, there’s a dizzying array of places to visit and experience away from the holiday resorts. We’ve managed to filter the list down to just 20 of the real must-visit attractions.
One of the most beautiful towns in Mallorca, Valldemossa is tucked away in the hills of the grand Tramuntana range. Surrounded by forested hills and luscious countryside it is a popular destination for cyclists and hikers. With winding narrow lanes and pretty houses decorated with flowers and the patron saint of Mallorca, Saint Catalina Thomàs, it’s both a relaxing and charming place to visit. The most famous landmark is the 13th-century monastery where the composer Chopin famously spent a famous winter.
Although this area is tricky to get to, it is one of the most beautiful spots on Mallorca to watch the sun set. Take in the view from the Mallorquin restaurant and dine looking out across the the Port of Soller.
Created by the famous Voyeur Club in Palma, this famous festival takes place towards the autumn each year and is hosted in atmospheric venues like Bellver Castle, The Auditórium, Teatre Principal and many more. International artists perform live sessions and music lovers can mingle. Jazz festivals also take place in towns around the island including Inca and Sa Pobla.
Not for the faint-hearted, this is one of the biggest festivals in Mallorca. For one day only during the summer on the eve of Saint Joan, Palma plays host to bonfires, fireworks, pop concerts and the Mallorquin devils and demons. These terrifying creatures have grotesque masks and carry pitchforks. They perform the Correfoc or Fire Run where they run through the streets with firecrackers and fireworks. An utterly unique experience!