Can you think of a better way to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site than in the comfort of your campervan? Get ready to start the route with Vanyou!
The route to Valldemossa begins in the surroundings of the capital, Palma; Following the Ma-1110 road we arrive at the small town of S´esgleieta, a charming enclave founded by the Franciscan nuns of Santa Clara in 1515. During the tour we can admire the beauty of the Mallorcan countryside and in particular the olive trees that accompany us in this part of the route.
From this point the road enters the serpentine Sierra de la Tramuntana, surrounded by olive trees, holm oaks and almond trees we finally reach the center of Valldemossa; After parking in one of the town's car parks, it is time to let yourself be carried away by the calm and tranquility that have led the town to be known worldwide.
The first thing that catches our attention is the extreme care with which Valldemossa receives the visitor, stone alleys with typical buildings stopped in time, abundance of flowers that give us the smell and explode in a thousand and one colors and of course, historical monuments that cannot be overlooked.
If something characterizes Valldemossa, it is the stay that the composer Frederic Chopin and the writer George Sand made from December 1838 to February 1839; This brief but intense visit has been impregnated in the soul of the town and in particular in its magnificent Charterhouse, where you can still see the rooms in which both geniuses of romanticism gave free rein to their artistic expression ... also if you are lucky You can attend one of the many concerts that are organized in its premises, a real luxury!
Right next to the Cartuja, in the old cloister, we can enjoy the Jardines del Rey Juan Carlos, a peaceful place to take the fresh air and delight ourselves with the intense blue of the bell tower.Another worthwhile visit is the Palacio del Rey Sancho, an old 14th-century manor house that owes its name to the son of the Mallorcan King Jaime II and which has housed multiple uses: from hunting lodge to prison, passing through cloister.
Finally, in the lower part of the town and very close to the splendid Mirador de Miranda des LLedoners, from where we can enjoy what are perhaps the best panoramic views of the valley, is the Church of San Bertomeu, of Gothic origin and the Birthplace of the most illustrious of the people of Valladolid: Santa Catalina Thomas, whose image we can see along the tiles that mark a large part of the doors of the town's houses.
The perfect culmination of a visit to this charming corner of the Tramuntana is to taste what is perhaps its most typical dish: potato coca, a sweet made from potatoes, eggs and sugar that, accompanied by a refreshing almond granita, will put the The perfect culmination to a wonderful day discovering on board your Vanyou the most hidden corners of this jewel of nature: the Sierra de la Tramuntana.
Finally, we ask that you help us protect this fragile ecosystem, that you be respectful of the natural environment and that, of course, when you return your experience is like the first time.
Are you accompanying us on our route through one of the most beautiful towns on the island?