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Serra de Tramuntana

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The Serra de Tramuntana takes up about a third of Mallorca’s surface area. It stretches along a southwest-northeast diagonal, from Andratx as far as Cape Formentor, running parallel to the island’s northern coast.

The Serra de Tramuntana takes up about a third of Mallorca’s surface area. It stretches along a southwest-northeast diagonal, from Andratx as far as Cape Formentor, running parallel to the island’s northern coast.

The highest peaks of the whole Balearic archipelago, starting with Puig Mayor at 1,443 metres, are all to be found in this mountain¬ous massif, declared to be a protected ‘Natural Landscape’ in 2007. The range also protects the island from the cold northerly winds and bestows it with a high mountain landscape that contrasts with the southern plain.

The Serra de Tramuntana is one of the six areas into which Mallorca is divided geographically. In it are some of the most historic and picturesque towns and villages of the island, such as Valldemossa, Deià, Sóller, Banyalbufar, Esporles, Estellencs, Fornalutx and Pollença.

In addition to unique ecosystems, interesting architectural features are preserved along the kilometres of the mountains: these range from prehistoric sanctuaries and Moorish farmsteads to ancient ‘possessions’. These great rural estates, which can be seen all over the island, are magnificent examples of traditional Mallorquin architecture.