You can visit the Real Cartuja (Royal Carthusian Monastery) including the church, monastery and the old pharmacy. Part of the monastery is occupied by the palace of King Sancho, which was later given to the Carthusian monks, who converted it and other buildings into a monastery. The Cartuja probably has more visitors than any other building in Mallorca, except for La Seu Cathedral in Palma. The ticket to the Carthusian monastery includes a short Chopin piano concert. Cafés and restaurants line the main street Via Blanquerna, enlivening squares and hiding in quiet alleys. Choose between romantic terraces with panoramic views, tranquil courtyards and lively patios. Dreamlike views await you on the romantic terrace of the luxurious boutique hotel Valldemossa. Local seasonal produce forms the basis of the excellent Mediterranean cuisine. The elegant restaurant, which is also popular for weddings, serves breakfast, bistro fare, à la carte meals and tasting menus. The Es Taller restaurant is also highly recommended. In this former workshop, the chef and bon vivant Nicolás Aubert unfolds his creativity. Inspired by different cultures, he prepares his exquisite fusion cuisine here. The converted, spacious room is flooded with light and opens up magnificent terrace views.
LEISURE & SPORT
Due to its location in the middle of the Tramuntana mountains, the mountain village is an excellent starting point for hikes. The destination for most outdoor activists is the summit of Puig des Teix. The 1,064 m high mountain overlooks Valldemossa and from its summit you have a fantastic view over the northwest coast of Mallorca. The most frequently used hiking trail leads to the highest point via the Finca Publica de Son Moragues.
For a bathing excursion, first follow the road in the direction of Andratx until the district of Port de Valldemossa is signposted. After a winding stretch, you arrive at the coast, where a small pebble beach invites you to swim. In the tiny village you will find the restaurant Es Port with a car park and a restaurant terrace by the sea. A little off the beaten track is the bay of Cala S’Estaca, which is best reached on foot. You can combine the bathing excursion with a short hike under shady holm oaks.
Valldemossa is an idyllically situated mountain village in the Serra de Tramuntana, which with its narrow streets and sand-coloured buildings is one of the most charming sights on Mallorca. Around 18 km from the island’s capital Palma de Mallorca, Valldemossa is a tourist attraction in the northwest of the island. The village of 2000 inhabitants was laid out in terraces and sits enthroned on a hill at an altitude of 436 m above sea level. The completely car-free centre of the village is criss-crossed by a labyrinth of cobblestone streets lined with stone houses with red-tiled roofs and sand-coloured façades.