Our tour begins with a visit to the village of Valldemossa. Here you can stroll through the narrow-streets – full of decorative artisan shops and typical taberna restaurants.
The main attraction of the village is at the Valldemossa Monastery – where lies, an inscription remembering the winter of 1838-1839 and the romance, between the couple Chopin and George Sand.
Chopin wrote his “Preludes Op. 28” In Valldemossa and Sand wrote his “A Winter in Mallorca”.
You can visit the house/museum of Chopin, near the monastery and you can also enjoy a piano concert of approximately 15 minutes during your visit.
We continue our route, visiting the amazing village of Deiá, Son Marroig and Sa Foradada.
Sa Foradada is one of the most famous viewpoints in Mallorca – at this point we can enjoy the most spectacular scenery.
Son Marroig is a museum centring on the history of the Archduke Luis Salvador. You can visit this former property of the Archduke.
Port De Soller
We continue our tour, down the mountain to the Port de Sóller. The Port of Soller is a natural port, surrounded by the Sierra de Tramontana. Here we will stop, to have a walk and take photos.
Our last stop on this tour will take us to the Gardens of Alfabia. The gardens of Alfabia in Mallorca, is one of the best cultural activities that can be performed in the Balearic Islands. These wonderful gardens also contain a historic house, containing any intriguing valuable elements. After the conquest of the Balearic Islands by James I the Conqueror, the monarch gave the property to his uncle, Nuño of Roussillon, who in turn sold it to the Moorish Ben-Ast family.
The Zaforteza family
Later it passed through several hands, reaching the Zaforteza family, the actual owners of the property today.
The family house was built in the fifthteen century, while in the later seventeenth century the Baroque façade was added. The courtyard of the house features a fountain with a sculpture of a boy and a fish.
The gardens are located at the back of the building; highlighting a cistern covered by a barrel vault as well as a pergola with columns 72 and 24 stone hydras. The water from the cistern supplies the garden – which then falls down the slope to the lower tier, to the orange groves below. In the nineteenth century, they added a new type of landscape garden – including a lake populated by water lilies and surrounded by palm trees.