Alaro

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In addition to its tranquillity and originality, Alaro enchants its inhabitants as well as visitors with its unique natural scenery. The charming village is surrounded by a dreamlike mountain panorama, which is characterised by fig, carob, almond and olive trees. Alaró is also known for its first-class gastronomy. Within easy reach are many charming villages that are definitely worth a visit. And for wine lovers, there are some of Mallorca’s best wineries to visit in the Santa Maria area, with the famous producer Macia Batle particularly close by. The most important industry in the town was shoe production, with over 30 factories and workshops. Today, Tony Mora’s shoe workshop is still in Alaró, known worldwide for its handmade leather boots. Every Saturday there is a weekly market in Alaró. From 8:00 to 14:00 visitors can find fresh local produce and clothing at affordable prices.

One of the most famous restaurants in Alaró is definitely Es Verger - a rustic place high up on the mountain, where everything revolves around grilled lamb. Located halfway up Puig de Alaró, it offers typical Mallorcan cuisine. The lamb is slowly cooked in beer in a huge wood-fired oven and eaten inside or outside at long beer tables. The drive up is a bit adventurous and bumpy but you are rewarded with a spectacular view of the surrounding countryside and a unique experience in the restaurant. Inside, the restaurant is authentically rustic with farm implements adorning the walls. The delicious aroma of burning wood and roasted meat from the oven compensates for the plain furniture and sometimes less than perfect service. Over time, this popular spot has become one of Mallorca’s favourite residential areas for property owners from home and abroad. Many freelance artists and “yachties” have also settled here. Both the tranquillity and its fantastic panoramic view of the entire Balearic island from the 825-metre-high Puig de Alaró mountain are attracting more and more residents who want to settle in a place close to nature on Mallorca.

LEISURE & SPORT

Thanks to its location right next to the Tramuntana mountains, Alaró is a popular starting point for hikers and cyclists. Many amateur and professional cyclists take advantage of the easy access to some of the best routes on the island. The wild and romantic surrounding landscape offers many hiking trails. Hotels, businesses and markets complete the offer in and around Alaró. Alaró is a multicultural place with a lot of atmosphere and an interesting community with many possibilities to stop somewhere cosy and linger.

The ruins of the Castell d’Alaró are venerable and can be seen from afar. The mighty walls of the fortress were considered impregnable for centuries and have endured to this day as a symbol of freedom in the cultural memory of the island’s inhabitants. In 1931, the fort was granted the status of an official Spanish cultural monument.

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The picturesque village of Alaró lies in a quiet valley, nestled between its two well-known mountains, in the south of the Sierra de Tramuntana. Alaró is located in the centre of the island and currently has more than 5,000 inhabitants. The centre of Palma can be reached in 20 minutes, as well as the nearest beaches and the airport. This small village offers numerous restaurants, supermarkets, schools, pharmacies, bank branches and much more. Alaró is very well known for its ancient architecture and the narrow, cobbled streets in the oldest part of the village.

The village is characterised by its historic architecture and the beautiful cobbled streets in the oldest part, but also by the surrounding nature. Its inhabitants are of different origins and provide a great cultural diversity. It offers a traditional charm surrounded by nature. One of the most famous places in the municipality of Alaró is the Castell d’Alaró, which offers breathtaking views over the Mallorcan countryside and the Bay of Palma and is about two hours’ walk from the centre of the village.

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