Valldemossa, is a historic town in Mallorca, mostly known for the time Chopin and George Sand spent here, during the winter of 1839.
Valldemossa offers stunning nature and lovely accommodation options. The town represents in the finest way, the typical architecture from the mountain range.
However, you deserve to know from the very start, that Valldemossa is also one big tourist attraction!
Valldemossa is home to one of the most iconic sights in Majorca, actually one of the trademarks, the Real Cartuja. Real Cartuja, was originally built for the king, then later became a convent and church belonging to the Carthusian order. Again in 1837, Real Cartuja became famous for housing an ill Frederic Chopin and his girlfriend, George Sand.
Inside Real Cartuja, you will find the piano that belonged to Chopin, the municipality museum, and the very first press in Majorca.
Close toReal Cartuja, you will find the Costa Nord museum, formerly owned by actor Michael Douglas.
Outside Valldemossa, on the road leading to Deià, you should visit the estates of Miramar and Son Marroig, beautiful in each their own way. Son Marroig might be a bit more interesting, because of the iconic pavillion made of pure marble looking over the coast.
Valldemossa is known for its very own pastry, called Coca de Patata, which you’ll find in the local bakeries and pastry shops and in some of the cafes.
The town offer some 10 dining places, all located somewhat close to the center of the town. Here you’ll find great and lively atmosphere, but at times quite crowded.
The general dining card in Valldemossa, includes something that will satisfy everyone. You can expect to find traditional Spanish dishes, as well as international favourites.
In Valldemossa, you can choose between different kinds of accommodation. If tranquility is your thing, find a finca for rent on the slopes around the mountains. If you like to be close to restaurants an town life, there’s apartments and traditional town houses for rent.
Hotels are rare in Valldemossa, and I’m pretty certain that there’s no hotels in the center of the town.
Active travelers will find Valldemossa a true treasury! The surrounding area offers many marked routes, leading to panoramic views over a mountains and sea, old fortresses and into the stunning untainted wilderness of olive, orange and almond plantations.
If a trip to an unspoiled natural beach seems appealing to you, I’ve got some good news. Down the steep rocky hills, you’ll find Port de Valldemossa. It’s possible to drive here, but if you want to walk here, be aware of the very steep stairway!
If golfing is your thing, try the stunning and challenging course of Golf Termens, located in nearby Bunyola.
The weekly market in Valldemossa, is held Sunday morning.