Postcards from Valldemossa, Part II

The picturesque village of Valldemossa has long been a favourite of tourists, artists, and writers alike. Situated in the World Heritage mountains of the Serra de Tramuntana, this place is a delightful collection of winding alleys and traditional architecture, in addition to a 13th century Carthusian monastery and charterhouse where Frรฉdรฉric Chopin spent a winter.

(Photo credit: canuckrunningamuck)
(Photo credit: canuckrunningamuck)
(Photo credit: canuckrunningamuck)

Valldemossa is easily reachable from Palma, Mallorca’s capital city, and is the perfect day trip for those seeking a little retreat. ( An easy, 18 km drive into the mountains takes you to this place that feels frozen in time.) The town can swell with tourists in the late spring through summer, but if you visit during a quieter season, in the earlier or later hours of the day, you can still find you of corners of the town to yourself.

(Photo credit: canuckrunningamuck)
(Photo credit: canuckrunningamuck)
(Photo credit: canuckrunningamuck)

The way to see Valldemossa, like so many places, is by foot, exploring its cobbled streets, dipping into a bakery for an ensaรฏmada, a local pastry, and stopping to appreciate the breathtaking sweep of mountains that seem to swaddle the village. Olive, orange, and lemon trees leave a delicate fragrance on the air and offer much-needed shade when the sun is out in full force.

(Photo credit: canuckrunningamuck)
(Photo credit: canuckrunningamuck)

Have you been to this pretty little village on Mallorca before? What did you think? I’d love to know in a comment or message!

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Want more postcards from Valldemossa? Check out part I!

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