Cap Gros Lighthouse – Sa Mola Lighthouse – Stage 3
Stage 3: Estellencs – Sa Mola Lighthouse
From Estellencs Tramuntana we skirt the UNESCO heritage We will skirt the coast to reach the municipality of Andratx to stroll through the old town to get to Port d’Andratx, our final destination.
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 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.
Andratx,known as the indigenous populations as “La Villa”, is the administrative and cultural center of the village.Quiet and traditional, the people of Andratx is an obligatory stop for those who want to know La Sierra de Tramuntana.
Shops, restaurants, cultural offer, health infrastructure and sporting facilities are some of the services that can be found in Andratx. The center of the town has preserved its attractive from a historical point of view and heritage. The former possession of Son Mas, town hill since 1998, is one of the most emblematic buildings of the area and is a must visit for those who come to the “Vila”
Another point of interest is the church of Santa Maria of Andratx, erected as a parish in 1248, in which interior retains an important artistic heritage as are the baroque retables dedicated to the virgin of the rosary, to the virgin Mary and ST Sebastián; as well as the table “Cuadre des moros”, that represents thealing Turkish August 2, 1578 in Andratx.
The best day to visit Andratx is wednesday, market day in the villa,when the streets are filled with stalls where to purchase many products,at the same time that can be a pleasant walk.
The Port d’Andratx is one of the best and most spectacular ports in the islands, surrounded by beautiful coves with clear water as Cala Llamp, Cala Moragues y Cala Egos. This modern port town of about 3300 inhabitants has gone from being a na old fishermen ‘s refuge to be one of the tourist centers and most visited in Mallorca, thanks to its nautical activity, which favours a residential tourism more exclusive.
The Port of Andratx is a cosmopolitan and wonderful place where it mixed different cultures and to combine purchases, sun and nighlife. Also offers plenty of activities related to the sea. However, have a with one of the most better equipped Nautic Sports from the island, the sailing club of Andratx, with 500 moorings occupied by sports and recreational vessels.
This lighthouse, one of the newest in the Islands, was built in 1974 to signal the entrance to the Port of Andratx.LEARN MORE
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Andratx,known as the indigenous populations as “La Villa”,with about 7600 inhabitants, is the administrative and cultural center of the village.Quiet and traditional, the people of Andratx is an obligatory stop for those...LEARN MORE
The Port d’Andratx is one of the best and most spectacular ports in the islands, surrounded by beautiful coves with clear water as Cala Llamp, Cala Moragues y Cala Egos. This modern...LEARN MORE