Valldemossa has been declared one of the most beautiful villages in Spain and you need little explanation as to why. It is a true Mallorcan village full of personality and character and it should not be missed by tourists visiting the island. It was also the place chosen by Chopin and George Sand to live when they stayed in the Mediterranean island during the winter of 1838.
Located in a valley, Valldemossa offers delightful views as soon as you approach this little village. Stone houses and lots of greenery welcome the visitor and please the eye, with the Cartoixa and the Església de Sant Bartomeu standing out from the low rise houses. Only about 24 kilometres from central Palma (around 30 minutes by car) it is a great escape for residents of Palma as well as tourists and it makes a great way of knowing the real Mallorca (away from Magaluf and all the tourist resorts).
I mentioned Valldemossa has loads of character and that means it has its own food too. For instance, try the coca de patata, which is a sweet bun made of potato. Every true Mallorcan that visits the village would not even think about heading back home without one, why would you? A good traditional place that sells them is Ca’n Molinas, which we visited in a previous post.
Be it sunny or rainy, windy or snowy, Valldemossa always manages to surprise us. Get on the Ma-1110 from Palma and visit this stunning place loved by famous people such as Chopin or the Archduke Ludwig of Austria and by all Mallorcans. If you do visit Valldemossa, please let me know your thoughts on the comments below!