Fornalutx & Biniaraix

These two villages are known as two of the prettiest, most well preserved traditional villages on the Island. Fornalutx can be reached on foot from Soller the footpath is very well signposted. It is a pleasant and scenic way to enter the village with its steep winding streets and picturesque houses.
Biniaraix is just a few kilometres from Soller and is the start of a good trek through Barranc {ravine} de Biniaraix up into the hills. This walk follows an ancient well-preserved stone path, with charming scenery along the way and fantastic views from higher up.

Lluc Monastry

Not too far away from Soller, and worth the drive is the 18th century Monastry at Lluc, famous for its dark Madonna statue, which is said to fulfil one’s wishes. This is and has been for centuries a place of pilgrimage, although today’s pilgrims tend to be more of the tourist type. It is also for hikers a popular hiking destination or stop over, as it is possible to stay overnight in one of the monks cells. Every year, on the 1st August, scores of people walk to Lluc in a huge communal hiking event; some people even walk all the way from Palma!

Valldemossa Monastry & Museum

The ex Carthusian Monastry has hosted many writers, artists and musicians, most notably during the winter of 1838-39, when both the composer Chopin and writer George Sand were in residence. Chopin composed and George Sand wrote “A Winter in Mallorca”, which turned out to be a rather unflattering representation of it’s residents!
The Municipal Museum of Valldemossa is interestingly full of personal artefacts, many items, such as letters, paintings etc. belonging to the famous and infamous who stayed here.

Can Prunera Museum of Modern Art

This recently opened museum is situated in a restored private town house (Can Prunera) built in the early days of the 1900. The house is in itself worth a visit, with its stunning Art Nouveau architecture and superbly detailed interior finish. A substantial portfolio of works by Sollerophile artists, including (of course) Miro and Picasso puts this museum at the centre of any cultural visit to Soller.

Tel: {0034} 971 638 973

Calle de La lluna 80
07100, Soller


Set high up in the Tramuntana Mountains above the steep coastline is the hill village of Deia, well worth a visit just for the scenic drive into the mountains. The beauty and seclusion of the village has long attracted many artists, writers and musicians, one of the most well known being Robert Graves who lived in Deia for many years and is buried there. It is now one of the chicest places on the island.

Alcudia Old Town & Roman Ruins

The fortified city of Alcudia is just a few kilometres inland from the Port. This was originally the Roman town of Pollentia, from which the village of Pollensa has since taken its name. Alcudia later became a Moorish settlement that was eventually fortified shortly after the Spanish conquest. The impressive city walls and gates date from the 14th century and enclose a warren of narrow and interesting streets. Places of interest include the church of San Juame and the Museu Monografic, which houses many local Roman archaeological finds.