Villa Club 25.08.2017
3 Towns in Mallorca for a beautiful escape
This week we’re off to Mallorca to explore 3 gorgeous, cultured old towns that are perfect for a Mediterranean vacation.
On the West coast of Mallorca, under the shadow of the Teix mountain is the picturesque hidden gem that is Deia. Its name comes from its old Arabic name Ad-Daya, which translates simply to ‘village’, and was under Muslim rule between the 10th and the 12th Century.
Its narrow, steep streets and ochre coloured houses and buildings make it hard to believe that this unique town isn’t more renowned – although it is known amongst some of the more elite circles – since the 19th Century, Deia has attracted artists, musicians and writers looking for a Bohemian lifestyle which has given it a reputation of t artist’s town. Richard Branson previously had a gorgeous estate and was a regular visitor but has recently relocated his go-to villa to the nearby Son Bunyola, and the renowned English writer and poet, Robert Graves, chose Deia as his home and lived there until his death in 1985.
Deia’s immense beauty is mainly thanks to its location amongst the hills of Mallorca’s North-West coast, at the foot of the enormous Teix mountain and is the ideal destination for lovers of Mallorca who’d like to escape the crowds.
For foodies, the Michelin starred Es Raco d’es Teix is located in Deia, a fantastic gastronomic offering.
Inca, The City of Leather, is located in central Mallorca at the foot of the Tramuntana mountain range and has a reputation on the island as being a good shopping destination.
Although Incia is an agricultural area, stone oak forests can be found in the north of the municipality. Looking to the West, gorgeous views of the central plans of Mallorca and the Sierra Tramuntana mountain ranges can be enjoyed on a clear day.
The town is also known for its fantastic atmosphere during the Thursday market, which extends from the railway station to Plaza Mallorca, where one can find anything from fresh produce, cheeses and meats to clothes and general products of the moment. It currently has about 246 clothing, shoes accessory stands and 127 agricultural stands.
Inca is also the home of the now world-renowned shoe brand, Camper, that dates back to 1871, and there’s a factory outlet for fans who’d like to take advantage of lower prices and get some of their shoes from their original home.
Inca is also home to Mallorca’s largest autumn fair, ‘El Dijous Bo’ – the most important fair in Mallorca – where there’s a huge range of cultural and sporting events to enjoy.
Located in the South-East corner of the island, 50 kilometres North-East of Pallma, is Felanitx – a rural village known for its wine production, pottery products and a peaceful atmosphere. Felanitx has two enchanting historic attractions: The Sanctuary of Sant Salvador and Santueri Castle. Santueri castle is a well-preserved fortification that dates back to Roman times from which breath-taking views of Mallorca and the Cabrera Islands can be enjoyed.
Felanitx is located in Mallorca’s second largest wine growing region, Pla & LLevent, and has a long history of wine-production – 60 distilleries were recorded in the area in 1749. Today, the area has 15 local vineyards and wineries – most of which offer tours for wine-lovers.
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