Old urban core of Valldemossa

old stone cross in valldemossa old town mallorca
About

Here you are standing in the fork of Carrer des Canonge/Carrereta Vella, back turned to Carrer des Canonge. On your right-hand side, on the corner, you see the house with the big green shutters. This house belonged to Catalina Homar, secretary (maybe lover) of the famous Archduke Louis Salvador of Austria.

Moving forward on the street called Carrer de Catalina Homar, on your left-hand side you will see the old public washhouse of Valldemossa, a so-called lavoir. Imagine now, a group of women under the arches washing clothes while laughing and chit-chatting.

Next to the washing house, you see the old medieval village cross cut in stone. The cross was built in the early 18th century, and was meant to mark the borders of the village. However, Valldemossa grew dramatically and the cross was soon absorbed by the many houses.

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Get directions to the urban core in Valldemossa

Valldemossa is renown for its irresistible charm and warmth that keeps dragging you in even though you have been here 100 times before, a special kind of magic. The area carries a long and rich heritage evidenced in the old Trinitat hermitage, the Miramar convent, the royal palace and the old urban core and church, however, in modern age it was the visit by Frederik Chopin and George Sand that gave fame to this village found in the most adorning valley deep in the mountains. There are a number of interesting attractions to see in Valldemossa, as well as a series of annual traditions celebrated with dances, parades and festivities for everyone.

Valldemossa hotels, things to do

More Points of Interest and things to do in Valldemossa

Real Cartuja carthusian monastery and chopin museum

Monestir de Miramar

Birthplace of Mallorcan saint, Catalina Tomàs

Old urban core

Sant Bartomeu parish church

Coll Bardolet art exhibition

Ermita de Santissima Trinitat

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Other landmarks to visit in Mallorca

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