Mallorca photo albums

North coast

This stretch of the coast of Mallorca is quite varied. Starting from the tip more east of Capdepera the coast is rocky and wild with few coves. In this area is located before the cala Mesguida, with a wide and beautiful beach however ruined by a large tourist settlement and immediately after cala Cake. Both the coves are very exposed to the open sea in this area is often moved making bathing difficult. After cala Cake starts the Natural Park of the peninsula of Levante that extends also to inside of this peninsula. Once past the park and heading toward the west, in the area of Betlem the coast starts to be mixed with rocky sections that alternate with sandy beaches on which overlook small villages from tourism content and many livable, between these include Colony of S. Pears. Continuing further toward the west the coast starts to be completely flat and here we find a virtually& # 039 ;single long beach that extends for the entire Bay of Alcudia. In this stretch of sea tourism has put its deepest roots, Can Picafort and Playa de Muro are two examples of a long stretch of concrete fact of villages, apartments, shopping centers, shops, local of all types, etc.
Exceeded the peninsula of Alcudia opens the bay of Pollenca with pleasant mixed coasts, bays and beaches a little more quiet than those of the Bay of Alcudia.

Est coast

The east coast of Mallorca island is the most beautiful, rich in inlets and bays. Some of these are well protected from the open sea and allows a quiet bathing in calm waters, warm and clear. Unfortunately, the mass tourism has defaced this beautiful coast, in particular in the north where the cement has taken over. In this stretch of coast are the centers very known as Cala Rajada, a cala devoid of beach center but very frequented by tourists, in particular by young Germans that throng the evening till late at night by passing from the many restaurants along the harbor to the bar and nightlife. Descending toward the south are very many beaches and coves, we cite cala Gat a small but charming beach of golden sand with a sea of deep colors, cala Son Moll, cala from San Font very particular and tiny, cala Canyamel quiet and secluded. Continuing south we find Cala Bona, a beach of soft sand, long almost 500 meters is constituted by union of three creeks artificial and cala Millor a long beach very touristy with many shops and attractions. More to the south, there is the small town of Portocristo an urban center narrow alleys and streets with an input from the sea very beautiful and intense colors, to follow cala Anguilla, beautiful cove bordered by rocky cliffs covered in pine, Cala Estany in a nice location, but very crowded, not to mention of Cala Domingos. More to the south Portocolom that has preserved part of its identity as a country of fishermen, quiet and relaxed rhythms.

Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca is one true city of island to visit and explore in a day. It is an elegant city, active by day and lively by night. Its center is diverse and consists of long tree-lined avenues, art nouveau buildings, cobbled alleys and gothic churches. It is also a city crowded with tourists with many souvenir shops all equal not to mention the area toward the sea strongly get overbuilt with many palaces and skyscrapers. The most important monument that characterizes this city and the cathedral in the gothic style. The construction appears imposing externally but also all& # 039 ;inside that appears deceptively to the visitor with a series of thin columns that support l& # 039 ;high ceiling and encompass three levels of stained glass richly stained. Also interesting is the treasure of the cathedral with a considerable quantity of objects and jewelry. In front of the cathedral is located the palace de Almudaina, a building of roman origin, the residence of the governors muslims during Arab occupation. After christian employment, the building was renovated and enlarged, as is currently visible, for the kings of Mallorca. For those who interested in museums, you can dedicate a few hours to the Museum in Mallorca that contains a remarkable collection of archaeological finds, objects sacred art, ancient artifacts, etc. For the rest is very comfortable getting around the city while walking along the great green and pedestrian avenues of boardwalk or visiting the central areas of most interest coma the Plaza Major, the Arab Baths (a building in Muslim architecture dating back to the X-XII century) the covered market but it is also worth dedicating a part of the time to go down the alleys minors that are located in the heart of the city. Palma is home to approximately sixty houses whose architecture is structured around a courtyard. They allow you to retrace the historical periods of aristocratic life that go from the XIV to the twentieth century. For some centuries these courtyards were considered as semi-public spaces of considerable importance in that they have been witnesses of political events, social and amorous of the inhabitants of Palma. These Patos are visible along a narrow alley that overlook, alley which is located behind the Cathedral near the Diocesan Museum.

Inside island

Mallorca island can be divided into two distinct zones, the western zone characterized by Sierra de Tramuntana, a mountain chain that extends from north to south and from the remaining part, center island and eastern part, which you can imagine it as a great plain. The great mass of tourists that arrive in island pours mainly along the coast to which inside still maintains its rural reality made of small countries that are very similar between them. In this context, however, reveal interesting angles, pleasant areas to visit with some quaint villages. Windmills, which were used to pump water from underground wells, are now disappearing, but are still present and visible in good numbers in the area to the south between Palma to Manacor, mills often abandoned and left to the degradation of the time.
Some towns of hinterland are really interesting, Alcudia is one of these. Located in the vicinity of the north coast was once a Roman settlement. The medieval walls, well preserved, the surround for a good part while maintaining its interior a reality made of narrow alleys very characteristic. The lively streets of the center are tourist shops, restaurants and clubs, however little is enough to leave this reality and find angles typical and quiet. Arta is a other pleasant town situated north-east of island where the color ochre predominates in almost all buildings. Stands out from the fortress of the XIV century placed on a small hill and important church de San Salvador. Moving toward the west, we find in the mountains of the Serra de Tramuntana the traditional village of Deia very cared for and placed in an enviable position with a group of stone buildings close to steep terraced hills with cultivation of olives, vineyards and orchards. Soller is a pleasant and curated town near the western coast is connected to the bathing area and port (Port of Soller) by a cute tram/train without doors that passes inside and in the heart of the country, which is very frequently used by tourists that here there are. There is also Valldemossa, known for having hosted the composer Chopin and the village of Pollenca as reality very quiet which is located a characteristic staircase of 365 steps that connects the center of the country to a shrine.