Visit the beautiful neo-Gothic church in the main square of Sóller
This is one of the most spectacular church constructions on Mallorca, because of the many architectural styles of its exterior.
The first chapel of Sóller, was built already in the first half of the 13th century after the Catalan conquest.
On the left side of the church (facing the front), on Carrer Joan Baptista Ensenyat, you will notice a thick fortified wall. This wall was built in the 16th century, as a direct consequence of the most brutal pirate attack in the history of Sóller in 1561.
The church construction as you see it today, was built between 1688 and 1733, and designed by Joan Rubió i Bellver, who had Antoni Gaudí as his master.
At each side of the main entrance, you see pillars with angel sculptures on top of them. These angels protect Sant Bartolomé in the middle, who is the patron saint of Sóller.
The artwork of the facade, is a Neo-gothic inspiration, in a very special grey color. This grey color comes from limestone from the Sóller valley.
The rustic looks of the limestone, brings the artworks to live, giving the church a personality.
Inside the church, beautiful Baroque and Gothic altarpieces are at display.
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Sóller is known as one of the most beautiful and scenic areas in the Tramuntana due to its fertile soil and location in a warm valley. For centuries, Sóller has been the main cultivator of oranges and lemons in Mallorca, which has brought great fortunes and prosperity to the area manifested in the many imposing mansions within the town border. The rich diversity in flora and fauna, cultural heritage and great location, makes Sóller the perfect destination for your vacation or a visit. Sports, sightseeing, gastronomical experiences, atmosphere, beaches and hiking are just some of the things to do in Sóller.
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The Antique Train
The antique train is a great attraction for young and adults. The ride takes you through some of the most beautiful areas of the Tramuntana, passing through orange plantations, olive groves and green valleys. The authentic feeling of the old marhogany cars bumping along the rails completes the experience.
Castell de Bellver
Castell de Bellver is a unique castle, due to its round shape and splendid location on a hilltop above Palma's bay. Much of Mallorca's most dramatic times are linked to the Bellver castle, and you will also find Palma's historical museum here. It's a great attraction for all ages.
Cuevas del Drach
Cuevas del Drach (Dragon Caves) is a great attraction to visit for all ages. Inside the stalagmite and stalactite caves in Porto Cristo, you will meet a true wonder of nature, along with the biggest underground lake in Europe on which an orchester will play a beautiful live concert on before you can enjoy a short ride.
Santuari de Lluc
Santuari de Lluc is a monastery situated deep in the highest areas of the Tramuntana, in divine natural surroundings. Lluc is a great attraction for everyone, you can discover the ethnological museum, enjoy a concert by the famous child choir, visit the botanical gardens and see the holy Madonna.
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Sa Dragonera is an island and protected nature reserve just off the coast of Sant Elm, Andratx. Sa Dragonera is home to indigenious lizards that are very human-friendly, and has become a trademark of Mallorca. About on the beautiful island, you can walk along multiple trails to some of the most amazing vantage points and find ancient watchtowers from the time of pirates.
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