Serra de Tramuntana mountain range has been declared a World Heritage Site. The range encompasses several different municipalities, each with their distinct customs, traditions and architectural elements unique to the region. The mountain range features a unique landscape that has been shaped by the particular amalgamation of resources and evolution of the landscape over the centuries transforming the once harsh mountain range into a habitable area. Terraced land, waterworks, olive groves, use of dry stone walling, and a combination of Arabic and Christian cultural and architectural elements and introduction and modification of new technology to suit the growing needs of the region have lent the entire landscape a unique geographic and cultural aspect. The Serra de Tramuntana can be explore through three routes, the Soller Train Route, Dry Stone Route and Literary route from Valldemossa to Pollerca. For more information, visit the website. Tourist information numbers for individual municipalities can be found on the website.
A glorious ode to the French Gothic style, Palma Cathedral seems to ascend from the ocean with its flying buttresses and golden-hued sandstone walls perched on a cliff overlooking the ocean. The cathedral's high ceilings and gorgeous rose windows inlaid with stunning stained glass adds a sense of light and space to the interiors as the sunlight streams in bathing the columned aisles with a warm, multi-hued glow. Master architect Anton Gaudi left his mark on the cathedral in the form of a fascinating Crown of Thorns that's suspended over the altar, wrought from cork and cardboard. Among the cathedral's many gems, the Portal del Mirador, an ornate door designed by Guillem Sagrera depicting scenes from the Last Supper is worth a look.
The Parque Natural de Mondrago is the combination of two of the most beautiful coves on Mallorca's east coast. Within its boundaries it has a great variety of ecosystems: beaches, rocky coastline, little dunes, small lakes, low forest, pine forests and traditionally cultivated areas. The small lakes of Amarador and Fuentes de n'Alis are two of the most important ecosystems of the park. That is because these sorts of humid zones are very rare on the Mallorcan coast. The lakes are formed by the growing streams and a wide variety of birds are attracted here such as: water-hens, the common seagull, the red seagull, cormorants, hoopoes, robins, doves, swifts, etc. With picnic spots and great views, the park makes for a great place for a picturesque outing.
The Museo Balear de Ciencias Naturales is dedicated to a permanent exhibition of the natural history of the Balearics, with a wide collection of fossils which excite natural historians, but which also entertain young children. These are often fascinated by the shark's teeth which are on display in one of the rooms. There are usually three or four temporary exhibitions a year. The museum is usually visited at the same time as the botanical gardens, because the entry fee includes access to both places. In the garden you can see the wild flora of the Balearics and other exotic flowers, as well as flowers from the Canaries, ornamental flowers and cultivated flowers. There are some species of plant in the garden that are under threat of extinction, especially the Balearic flowers, and this is one opportunity to see them.
Old Town Alcudia is located two miles from the port. It was the Phoenicians and Greeks who settled here first and were followed by the Romans in the 2nd century, who made Alcudia the capital of the island. But many of the historical sites found here are dated from around 1300 AD onwards, which include old homes, windows, churches, gates of Xara and Palma, ancient city of Pollentia and coat of arms. To enter the old town you have to walk through the two portals (gates) located in the high and impressive city walls that surround the city. To get to know Alcudia, it is best to be a part of the guided tour that will walk you along the city, its narrow streets and ancient sites.
Situated inside the renaissance city wall, the Es Baluard - Modern & Contemporary Art Museum houses many works that have been contributed by institutions such as The Palma Town Council, the Mallorcan Council, the Balearic Autonomous Community and the savings bank Sa Nostra. Most of the works, however, belong to the businessman Pere Serra who has allowed the museum to put on exhibition most of his stunning collection. The building is constructed of white concrete and features many artists including Picasso, Miró, Tàpies, and Barceló. There is also a restaurant and gift shop.
The Archduke's Bridlepath is a hiking trik that affords lovely views. The path was planned out by Archduke Ludwig Salvator—a savior of Mallorca's wildlife—while touring his estates via mule. The route offers scenic coastal views, and you are likely to catch glimpses of old and ancient places near the path. The 13 kilometer- (eight mile-) route is difficult, with twists, turns and sharp inclines. This walk is meant for experienced hikers and it takes roughly six hours to complete.
Located in the coastal city of Pollenca in Mallorca, Galeries Bennassar is a charming venue where contemporary artists can display their work. The venue has been host to many events and painting, photographic and sculptural exhibitions since its initiation in April 1977. The lighting of the venue is immaculate and even after the day light fades away, it doesn't takes the charm off the displayed articles. The gallery does aim to promote and nurture the works of the young talent and the established artists alike. Details of current exhibition is available on the website.
Surrounded by many event and entertainment venues, Polígono Son Fusteret is one of the many interesting options. Geared with modern installations and a contemporary look, this venue welcomes all to enjoy an array of shows. Popular traditional events like the Fira del Ram too are hosted here. So with the local buzz around, this place is hard to miss.