Even though this is a very busy place in summer, it is worthwhile wandering around the steep streets of Valldemossa, with its stone houses decorated with flowerpots. An atmosphere that inspired writers like Jovellanos, Rubén Darío and Santiago Rusiñol as well as many other artists. You will find a trip to Costa Nord interesting, an interpretation centre which covers the Sierra de Tramuntana through the figure of Archduke Ludwig Salvator of Austria, the owner of several estates in the region and the author of an exhaustive work on the islands, The Balearic Islands described in words and pictures; you will also be able to see a reproduction of the Nixe, the nobleman’s mythical yacht, and consult the programme of exhibitions and concerts. The Cartoixa, or Carthusian monastery is the focus for a large part of the municipality’s history; one winter its cells accommodated the romantic love of Polish musician Frédéric Chopin and the French writer George Sand. Stop at a bar or bakery to try the sweet, spongy cocas de patata typical of the village.
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A long, attractive, circular hike that enables one to follow in the footsteps of Archduke Ludwig Salvator of Austria, a traveller and scientist who was enamoured of Mallorca. The nobleman had a network of paths built along with viewing platforms so that travellers could stop and gaze on the best scenery of the north coast. Almost secret, barely-used pathways, with giddy views of the sea.
On the outskirts of Caimari is the start of the cobbled path that for centuries has linked the village to the spiritual heart of Mallorca: the Lluc Sanctuary. The route cuts through a landscape of terraces dotted with ancient olive trees, with stretches that run through old holm-oak forests. The path, which forms part of the long distance GR-221 trail, enables one to contemplate impressive enclaves, such as the dramatic Salt de la Bella Dona.
Since it was established in 1940, this family business from Lloseta has evolved to become a quality national and international mountain footwear name. Boots produced using the most innovative techniques and technical materials that afford high performance, efficiency and comfort. High technology applied to a near-artisanal footwear manufacture, with details that define and identify the finish, appearance, comfort and durability.
This project by chef Santi Taura aims to dignify – even more – Balearic recipes, produce and gastronomy. A space located inside his restaurant in Lloseta that presents traditional cuisine from a personal perspective: the main ingredient of each recipe is “Km 0”, or local, with particular attention paid to seasonal produce and the optimum point of flavour. Santi Taura cooks his daily recommendation – which is not revealed until it is time to taste it – in front of diners.
Chef and owner Joan Marc defines his establishment as a firm commitment to the local, seasonal product that arises from the fusion of gastronomy and environment. Work performed with good taste, and no unnecessary adornment. Be delighted by a menu of half portions with starters, fish, meat and dessert, meaning customers are free to comprise their own taster menu.
Audiovisual and informative show on Archduke Ludwig Salvator of Austria
T. +34 971 612 425 | costanord.es
Cartoixa de Valldemossa
Former monastery for Carthusian monks. The entry ticket includes a visit to the Palace of King Sanç and the Municipal Museum.
T. +34 971 612 106 | cartujadevalldemossa.com
Every August the Carthusian cloister is the venue for this festival with performances by leading pianists.
T. +34 971 612 351 | festivalchopin.com