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Mallorca 23. Cap Gros Lighthouse – La Mola Lighthouse – Stage 2

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Cap Gros Lighthouse – Sa Mola Lighthouse – Stage 2
Stage 2: Valldemossa – Estellencs

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, Banyalbufar, Esporles, Estellencs.

The Sierra de Tramuntana houses villages which, like Valldemossa, do not exist to be defined, but to be experienced. Exploring its steep streets, marvelling at the views and the aroma this valley offers as you try a ‘coca de patata’, visiting the house of Santa Catalina Thomás or the Carthusian Monastery, the cells of which were home to the love of Chopin and George Sand for one winter… No wonder Valldemossa was the place of inspiration of artists such as Jovellanos, Rubén Darío or Santiago Russiñol, along with many more.

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, 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, Banyalbufar, Esporles, Estellencs.

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.

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Serra de Tramuntana

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...

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Valldemossa

The Sierra de Tramuntana houses villages which, like Valldemossa, do not exist to be defined, but to be experienced. Exploring its steep streets, marvelling at the views and the aroma this valley...

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Valldemossa Charterhouse

The monument complex of the Valldemossa Charterhouse has attracted illustrious characters from all over the world throughout its history, principal among whom are Chopin and his companion George Sand. It is one...

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Costa Nord Museum

Costa Nord is the headquarters of the Sustainable Balearics Island Foundation. The Costa Nord Cultural Centre is also an active centre that is open to artistic creation and dissemination, including concert series,...

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Viewpoint of Mirador de Ses Ànimes

In the municipality of Banyalbufar is the splendid Viewpoint of Ses Ànimes, crowned by a defence tower, the Torre des Verger, de Ses Ànimes or sa Talaia, on top of an impressive...

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Banyalbufar

The municipality of Banyalbufar covers an area of 18.1 km² right in Serra de Tramuntana. It is located next to the C-710 road, which connects Pollença and Andratx. This region includes four...

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Estellencs

The combination of heritage, tradition and natural make Estellencs one corner of the Sierra de Tramuntana a must. It values ​​and landscape of authentic Mallorca focus, one that has been kept away...

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The Black Vulture

Unmistakable due to its size and its calm, majestic way of flying. The black vulture (Aegypius monachus) is the largest bird of prey in Europe. Completely black (a deep shade in the...

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Mediterranean Fan Palm

Called the margalló or garballó in Catalan, the Mediterranean fan palm (Chamaerops humilis L.) is the only autochthonous palm tree on the Balearic Islands, and it can be found on Mallorca, Menorca,...

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