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Valldemossa

Valldemossa

With its picturesque, flower-decked alleyways, Valldemossa is one of the most beautiful places in Mallorca. It is located about 18 kilometers north of the city of Palma de Mallorca, on a hill about 420 meters above sea level. Valldemossa became famous especially after Frederic Chopin and George Sand took residence in the Sa Cartuja de Valldemossa monastery.

Typical narrow street with flowers in Valldemossa

Charming Valldemossa

Valldemossa is a tranquil mountain village with 2,000 inhabitants. The narrow streets are lined with quaint stone houses, lovingly decorated with flowers and plants, creating a very special atmosphere. Many cafes, galleries and souvenir shops invite you to just stroll around and unwind.

Coca de Patata, traditional potato cakes from Vald

Coca de Patata

You won't have the strength to pursue the cultural sites of Valldemossa until you've tasted a Coca de Patata, the sweet specialty of Valldemossa, and a cup of hot chocolate.

old door in Valdemossa

"La Beata" ("The Blessed") Santa Katalina Tomàs

Katalina Thomàs was born in 1531 in Valldemossa and is now the most popular saint of Mallorca. The example she set in her life made her extremely popular with the Mallorcan population, and she was regarded as a saint immediately after she passed away. In 1930 she was canonized by Pope Pius XI. The physical remains of Katalina Tomàs are venerated to this day in the chapel in the convent church of Santa Maria Magdalena in Palma, where she joined the Augustinian Order. The saint's name day is July 28, when Valldemossa celebrates for a whole week. The colorful tiles that you'll see on the houses of Valldemossa are also part of the cult of Katalina Tomàs, detailing the legends of her life. Her birthplace is located at Carrer de la Rectoria and can be visited.

Tower of the Charterhouse of Valldemossa in front

The Real Cartuja Monastery

The monastery Cartuja de Jesús Nazareno of the Order of the Carthusians was founded in 1399 in Valldemossa. Today, it is one of the most popular attractions of Mallorca. The must-see buildings are the abbey church, of a shape that matches the silhouette of Valldemossa, the old pharmacy, the library and of course the cells, where George Sand and Frederic Chopin stayed during the winter of 1838-39. During this time, Sand wrote her book "Un Hiver à Majorque" ("A Winter in Mallorca").

Landscape around Valldemossa

Activities

Valldemossa is set among green, wooded hills, which are covered by olive and almond groves. It's an ideal spot for nature lovers and amateur athletes, who can use one of the many biking and hiking trails (some with a magnificent sea view) to discover the beauty of Mallorca.

Port of Valldemossa

The Port of Valldemossa

About 6 km from Valldemossa, in the port of Valldemossa, you’ll discover a hidden gem, a small stone beach with impressive views of the rocky north western coast of Mallorca. The water is clear and ideal for swimming, but you do have to pay attention to the unpredictable ocean currents. Overall, this is a perfect place to treat yourself to a little rest, and there’s even a restaurant overlooking the sea, if you want to stop for lunch.

Courtyard in Valdemossa

A Tip from Mallorca.org

Anyone who wants to experience Valldemossa without large numbers of visitors around should arrive early, at around 9 am, or late in the afternoon, after 4 pm.

information

Population: 1,705

Tourist Information

Valldemossa
Oficina Municipal de Turismo de Valldemosa
Avenida de Palma 7
07170 Valldemossa
www.valldemossa.es/
oficinaturisme@valldemossa.net
+34 971 612019
+34 971 612299