The accessible Valldemossa tour starts from Palma. Leaving Palma behind, we will drive for about 30 minutes through the splendid landscape of mountains and plains filled with almond and olive trees to Valldemossa. It is a peaceful town that has served to inspire musicians and painters. One of the first visitors to this area was the Archduke Luis Salvador of Austria. Apart from his visits to the region, he bought many acres of land along with their respective ranches. Some of these ranches are still preserved. The “S Estaca” ranch, which currently belongs to actor Michael Douglas, would be a good example. Visitors love to wander the lovely streets in the village, with its little squares and boutiques. Moreover, stopping for an aperitif at one of the local bars is possible.
Next, the tour guide will take you to La Cartuja, a former Carthusian monastery perched 1,200 feet above the Musa Valley. Its construction dates back to 1309 and was occupied by Cartujanos Priests. The church was later added during the 15th century. Two centuries later, in the winter of 1838-39, Aurora Dupin, who went by the renowned literary name of George Sand, and her lover, Frédéric Chopin, spent three months there, hoping to conquer the composer’s tuberculosis. The rooms that Sand and Chopin occupied (and where he wrote some of his most important works) are now a museum. There you can see two of his pianos, as well as a draft of Sand’s entertaining book “Winter in Mallorca.”
Before your return to Palma, you will make a visit to “Sa Foradada“. The name is in reference to the rock wall along the coast with a large hole at the point, (Foradada meaning, “with a hole”). With its contrast between the mountains and the sea, it is one of the most beautiful landscapes in Mallorca. Returning to Palma you’ll get a chance to admire the city’s highlights on a panoramic drive along its sea promenade.
Highlights of the Accessible Valldemossa Tour from Palma:
- Marvel at the beautiful Mediterranean Sea as you drive along the northwest coast towards Valldemossa
- Enjoy spectacular views of the Serra de Tramuntana, a UNESCO listed mountain range
- Discover the beautiful village of Valldemossa
- Guided tour of La Cartuja Monastery, once home to the Polish composer Chopin and the French writer George Sand
- Drive along the sea promenade of Palma