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Mallorca 20. Formentor Lighthouse – Cap Gros Lighthouse – Stage 3

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Formentor Lighthouse – Cap Gros Lighthouse – Stage 3
Stage 3: Lluc – Cap Gros Lighthouse.

Between the sea and the mountains. That is where the enchanting port of Sóller lies. The breeze enhances the two essences it emanates: the orange trees and the aroma of fishing that only ports can offer.

Between the sea and the mountains. That is where the enchanting port of Sóller lies. The breeze enhances the two essences it emanates: the orange trees and the aroma of fishing that only ports can offer. Located in the heart of the Sierra de Tramuntana mountains, it was the refuge of sailors throughout time, and amidst its natural beauty we find the pleasant district of Santa Catalina, with its fishing atmosphere and little streets with fairytale names – trades, fish and naturally, the names of the winds that batter the Sierra de Tramuntana mountains.

It was the 19th century. Sóller had already lived through several agricultural crises and consequently, some of its inhabitants had emigrated. When prosperity returned, they came back to their natal village, enriched and infected with the Modernist fever that reined all over Europe at the time. This is how Sóller redefined its urban style in favour of ornamentation, aesthetics and fashion. A stroll through this beautiful village will transport us to that period when Sóller inhaled a new air that had arrived from across the sea, and we can see how it all lives in perfect harmony with the rural image that also reigns in the town.

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