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Mallorca

Mallorca - only pretty beaches and wild parties? Far from it! The Spanish island in the western Mediterranean is an exciting place to visit, especially for active travellers and people with an interest in culture. It has a mild climate and a varied landscape with mountains and wide plains and is easily accessible by plane. The Mediterranean landscape offers numerous walking and cycling routes for everyone to enjoy.

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Attractions in Mallorca


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Palau Reial de L'Almudaina
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Museum Es Baluard
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Mirador Ricardo Roca
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Talaia Vella-868 M.
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Coll des Prat
Mallorca

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Cap de Formentor
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Coll de sa Bataia / Batalla
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Mallorca - a natural paradise

Mallorca never ceases to surprise visitors, and this is especially true of the island's diverse natural landscapes. With its wonderful biodiversity, the island boasts a number of flora and fauna, which can only be found here. There are now a number of protected areas, and about 20% of the island is part of the European Union's Natura 2000 network. Mountains, oak and pine forests, wetlands, dune landscapes, beaches and bays, protected marine areas and smaller islands and rocky islets are just some of the places where visitors to the island can explore and enjoy nature in all its diversity.

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UNESCO World Heritage Serra de Tramuntana

In 2011, UNESCO accepted the cultural landscape of the Serra de Tramuntana in the northwest of Mallorca into the World Heritage list. In doing so, the international community paid tribute to the monumental man-made work of kilometers of dry stone walls and hydraulic canalization that have transformed a rugged terrain into a habitable place while preserving its extraordinary beauty.

The unique, rugged mountain landscape with its wild gorges and panoramic peaks are best explored on foot - a variety of wonderful hiking trails run through the area.

Serra de Tramuntana, World Heritage Site
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Between steep cliffs and Caribbean-style beaches

Parallel to the northwest coast, the Serra de Tramuntana rises to 1445 m at Puig Major. The coastline is steep and rocky, and home to the coastal town, Port de Sóller.  Inland of the island lies the plain Es Plà, which extends to the bay of Alcúdia. The wide sandy beaches around the village of Can Picafort are especially popular.

The eastern part of the island is characterized by the Serres de Levant. Palma, the capital of Mallorca and the Balearic Islands, is located in the southwest. In all of the island stunning regions, visitors can expect beautiful sandy beaches, such as Playa Es Trenc on the south coast or Playa de Muro in the northeast. The famous party mile takes only a small part of the Playa de Palma near El Arenal.

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Outdoor activities in Mallorca

While some vacationers cavort at the beach and pool, others explore the island: With its watchtowers and fincas, the species-rich flora and fauna, the hillside forests with Aleppo pines and holm oaks, the alpine mountain ranges of the Serra de Tramuntana as well as the Serres de Llevant and many a hidden bay, Mallorca offers a landscape that is worth discovering while hiking, climbing and cycling.

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The most popular places to visit on the island

Palma de Mallorca, as a lively island center with a historic old town, attracting mainly city travelers. The main attraction of the city is the enormous gothic cathedral La Seu, visitors and pilgrims from all over the world are also drawn to the Santuari de Lluc. The impressive monastery complex is located at an altitude of 525 m in the Tramuntana mountains.

The mountain village of Valldemossa is also a must on the list of sightseeing trips. The history of this terraced village can be traced back to the time of Moorish rule. Cap Formentor on the northern tip of the island is a spectacular natural spectacle.

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Cala Rajada für Viv by Vojta
August 15, 2022 · Community
Nice round also with possibility to do the mountain ascent.
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Alcudia-Platja Des Coll Baix circular by Cyrille
August 15, 2022 · Community
Great Some trails are really into the nature
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Palma de Mallorca by qefgsdfsdfsdf
August 15, 2022 · Community
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Destinations in Mallorca