Andratx is located on the western edge of Mallorca, at the foot of the foothills of the Sierra de Tramuntana, about 25 km from the capital. The oldest part of the village is called El Pantaleu. It is a picturesque village with a market square and narrow streets that were once inhabited by fishermen. Andratx is dominated by the 13th century church of Santa Maria and the Son Mas palace, which houses the town council. On the way to Es Capdella is the approximately 730-year-old Finca Son Bosch, which opened in 1985 as the Santa Catarina winery. If you fancy some art and culture, you should visit the CCA Andratx cultural centre nearby. A fantastic place to see some of the best contemporary art on the island. The gallery has various exhibition rooms, a good café, a tasteful museum shop and impressive grounds behind the building. History buffs are sure to enjoy the neighbouring churches of Santa Maria de Andratx and S’Arracó, as well as the Castell de Son Mas (now the town hall) or the ruins of the former Trappist monastery of La Trappa. A lively weekly market takes place on Wednesday mornings.
Andratx is also famous for its festivals, the local fiestas, which attract tourists not only from the town but from all over the island. They take place throughout the summer months. Genuine Mallorcan cuisine with a sense of the extraordinary is offered by the Bar & Restaurant Sa Societat in the middle of the village. The chef is always coming up with a new treat for his guests, who can make themselves comfortable in the restaurant’s beautiful backyard. The Bar Cubano is also very popular with locals and tourists and offers delicious tapas.
LEISURE & SPORT
Andratx is very popular with hikers and cyclists. The nature is breathtaking, many visitors come to this part of Mallorca just to enjoy the mountains, valleys, forests and the coast. Whether on foot, on a bike tour or on a hike. The time of the almond blossom in February and March provides a wonderful backdrop for walks and hikes. The route from Port d’Andratx via Sant Elm to La Trapa forms the first stage of the GR 221 long-distance hiking trail. In Spanish, the trail is also known as Ruta de Piedra en Seco, which translates as Route of the Dry Stone Walls. The route is rather easy, but depending on your personal fitness, you may have to plan for a few hours. The famous nature reserve of Dragonera Island is also within easy reach and there are regular boat trips from the many surrounding towns. Another highlight is the challenging Golf de Andratx course nearby, which is particularly popular with the island’s celebrities.
Andratx, the village of the same name in the municipality of Andratx, is located with its authentic properties, villas and fincas in Andratx in the southwest of the island of Majorca, at the foot of the Tramuntana mountains and about 5 km inland from the well-known port of Puerto Andratx with its marina “Club de Vela” and the restaurants, cafés and boutiques that are open all year round. The popular golf course “Golf de Andratx” is only a few minutes away by car. The capital of the Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca, as well as the airport of Palma can be reached easily via the motorway in about 20 minutes. Its ancient, pretty, narrow streets and rustic heritage make it an authentic place to visit in the southwest of Mallorca. Andratx’s stunning location in the south-westernmost tip of Mallorca has inspired many artists and writers and attracted various celebrities. The rather crowded town centre with winding streets hints at the past at almost every corner. Andratx was founded before the Roman invasion in the 2nd century BC. The Romans called it Andrachium. Coins, pottery and other artefacts have been found here from this era. The whole area is also very well known for the cultivation of local products, such as oranges, almonds, olives or grapes.