Needless to say, I was already mentally geared up to visit Valldemossa and highly anticipating our day trip to it. When we wound our way slowly up the mountainside and around the bend, the sweeping view of the village did not disappoint.
Mention Valldemossa to anyone in Mallorca, and their eyes go misty. The village has held sentimental sway over people for hundreds of years; the composer Frederic Chopin wintered there in the 19th century, and countless other musicians, writers, and artists have fallen in love with this ancient town tucked away in the Serra de Tramuntana. As one bartender put it to me, “To not see Valldemossa makes your whole trip incomplete.”