Mallorca Travel Articles

A selection of Mallorca travel articles relating to the island in the Balearic Islands.

Interesting Travel Articles About Mallorca

Mallorca Travel Articles - Alcudia: Lying in the large Bay of Alcudia, formed by the Cap de Formentor and Cap d’es Pinar peninsulars is the ancient walled town of Alcudia, one of the largest towns on the island of Mallorca. Its impressive fortifications, which were built to protect the town from raiding pirates, can still be seen in Alcudia today, as can some remains of its Roman settlements including the ruins of Roman Pollentia and the remains of a Roman ampitheatre, carved out of solid rock during the 1st century BC, it is reputed to be the smallest Roman theatre in Spain. The original walls of the town were constructed by the Moors, they were reinforced and improved during the 16th century...........read more: Alcudia.

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Mallorca Travel Articles - Andratx: The little Mallorcan town of Andratx sits amid a valley of almond groves in the extreme south-west of the island, overshadowed by the Puig de Galatzó mountain which reaches a height of 3,366 feet. Ancient watchtowers look down on the white-walled houses of this old Mallorca town like protective mothers. Andratx was a significant centre of Mallorcan culture during the 13th century and important people such as the Bishop of Barcelona and King Jaime I of Aragon had homes in the town........read more: Andratx.

Mallorca Travel Articles - Palma de Mallorca: Originally founded as a Roman camp in about 123 BC, Palma de Mallorca is now the capital of Mallorca and of the Balearic Islands group. Having almost half of the population of Mallorca, Palma is also the 12th largest metropolitan area in Spain, with a population of 383,000. The location of the only airport on Mallorca (Majorca), Palma is a working city and port, which despite modern influences still retains.........read more: Palma de Mallorca.

Mallorca Travel Articles - Valldemossa: Forever associated with Polish composer Frederick Chopin and his lover, French novelist George Sand, who stayed there for health reasons but experienced inclement weather conditions, in the winter of 1838-39, renting a former monk’s cell in the Real Cartuja de Jesus de Nazaret monastery (in the Plaça de la Cartuja de Valldemossa), Valldemossa is on the Mallorca cultural tourist trail for this reason alone, and attracts a steady flow of visitors throughout the year..........read more: Valldemossa.

Mallorca Travel Articles - Sa Calobra: Sa Calobra (the Snake) is a small village situated on a pretty bay bounded by high cliffs in northern Mallorca (Majorca). Located at the end of a long winding road, it has a pebbly beach, a restaurant and some bars. Most people visit Sa Calobra to see the renowned Torrent de Pareis (River of the Twins)..........read more: Sa Calobra.

Mallorca Trave Articles - Santa Ponsa: One of the only resorts which actually has a history, Santa Ponsa is famous as the landing place of the Christians during their re-conquest of Mallorca. Jaime I of Aragon landed here on September 10th, 1229 and subsequently gained control of Mallorca after over 300 years of Arab rule, the island was then annexed to the Kingdom of Aragon and Jaimes son (Jaime II) later became the first King of Mallorca, the Rey en Jaume Fiesta, celebrating this event is held in Santa Ponsa during September......read more: Santa Ponsa.

Mallorca Travel Articles - Magaluf: Magaluf is one of the best known and loved holiday resorts on the island of Mallorca (Majorca), perhaps more popular with the younger set due to the vibrant and lively Magaluf nightlife scene, it also attracts families due to its excellent facilities and fine sandy beaches......Magaluf Map.

Mallorca Travel Articles - Palma Nova (Palmanova): One of the first built for tourism resorts to be established in Mallorca, Palma Nova is also one of the biggest, built around three fine sandy beaches, backed by the popular promenade 'Passeig Maritim', Palma Nova is a family resort with an excellent range of facilities......read more: Palma Nova.

More Mallorca Places: Arta - Cala Bona - Cala Dor - Cala Millor - Cala Mondrago - Cala Ratjada - Cala San Vicente - Calvia - Can Pastilla - Can Picafort - Capdepera - Colonia Sant Jordi - Deia - El Arenal - Felanitx - Inca - Llucmajor - Manacor - Muro - Petra - Pollensa - Porto Colom - Porto Cristo - Puerto Pollensa - Santanyi - Ses Salines - Sineu - Soller

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