Thursday, June 28, 2012

MALLORCA: DEIÀ AND VALLDEMOSSA


After visiting Mallorca some weeks ago, I would like to show some pictures of two nice villages we visited in this fantastic island: Deià and Valldemossa (the bus line L210 goes from Port de Sóller to Palma de Mallorca stopping in Sóller, Deià and Valldemossa).

We didn't have enough time to discover some of the most beautiful beaches of Mallorca, like Es Trenc beach, but I really liked the beaches of Port de Sóller (Repic beach) and Deià (Cala Deià) we visited in our first day in Mallorca.

Next, I show you what I visited each day:


Day 1 - Sóller, Port de Sóller and Deià
  • Vintage train of Sóller and old train station in Palma de Mallorca
  • Sóller viewpoint and train station
  • Port de Sóller (old tram, old quarter, Repic Beach and marina)
  • Deià little beach and Deià

Day 2 - Palma de Mallorca
  • Bellver Castle
  • Gothic Cathedral
  • Almudaina Palace and gardens
  • Parc de la Mar
  • Arab Baths
  • San Francesc Basilica
  • Forn des Teatre
  • Promenade and Marina

Day 3 - Valldemossa
  • Royal Carthusian and gardens
  • Rectoria street
  • Sa Miranda viewpoint
  • Old quarter

and, now, the pictures:


Deià


Cala Deià



Cala Deia in Mallorca
Cala Deià in Mallorca

Deià


Deia in Mallorca
View of Deià from the cemetery


Deia in Mallorca
Typical house of Deià, a nice village in Mallorca



Valldemossa



Royal Carthusian of Valldemossa in Mallorca
Gardens of the Royal Carthusian of Valldemossa in Mallorca



Rectoria Street in Valldemossa
Thomas House in Rectoria Street



Rectoria street in Valldemossa
Rectoria street is one of the most beautiful places in Valldemossa


Rectoria street in Valldemossa
On each side of Rectoria street there are many plants that give a cheerful aspect to this beautiful street in Valldemossa




Filoses Street in Valldemossa
Filoses Street in Valldemossa


Valldemossa in Mallorca
Plants and Flowers in one of the streets of Valldemossa


Publica Square in Valldemossa
A nice place in Publica Square in Valldemossa



Other places I visited during this trip were:




    Finally, other beautiful places you can visit in Spain are:



    - Catalonia

    - Basque Country

    - Cantabria

    - Granada

    - Sevilla, Córdoba, Cádiz and Costa de la Luz

    Monday, June 25, 2012

    SPAIN: PALMA DE MALLORCA

    After visiting Mallorca some weeks ago, I would like to show some pictures of the fantastic days we spent in this fantastic island in Spain. I really liked the old city of Palma de Mallorca, the lovely villages of Port de Sóller, Deià and Valldemossa.




    Parc de la Mar in Palma de Mallorca
    Parc de la Mar in Palma de Mallorca



    In Palma de Mallorca we enjoyed the views of the city from Bellver castle, we walked through the nice streets and the beautiful gardens between the cathedral and the Almudaina Palace. Es baluard and Sa Llotja beside the promenade are other places you can visit.

    Next, I show you what I visited each day:


    Day 1 - Sóller, Port de Sóller and Deià

    • Vintage train of Sóller and old train station in Palma de Mallorca
    • Sóller viewpoint and train station
    • Port de Sóller (old tram, old quarter, Repic Beach and marina)
    • Deià little beach and Deià


    Day 2 - Palma de Mallorca
    • Vintage train of Sóller and old train station
    • Bellver Castle
    • Gothic Cathedral
    • Almudaina Palace and gardens
    • Parc de la Mar
    • Arab Baths
    • San Francesc Basilica
    • Forn des Teatre
    • Promenade and Marina


    Day 3 - Valldemossa


    • Royal Carthusian and gardens
    • Rectoria street
    • Sa Miranda viewpoint
    • Old quarter

    and, now, the pictures of what we visited in Palma de Mallorca:



    Palma de Mallorca



    Vintage Sóller Train and station



    Vintage train of Soller
    Vintage train of Sóller in the old train station in Palma de Mallorca


    Vintage train of Soller
    Vintage train of Sóller in Mallorca




    Bellver castle



    Palma de Mallorca from Bellver castle
    Palma de Mallorca from Bellver castle


    Bellver castle in Palma de Mallorca
    Bellver castle in Palma de Mallorca


    Bellver castle in Palma de Mallorca
    Gothic arches of Bellver castle in Palma de Mallorca


    Bellver castle in Palma de Mallorca
    Well inside the Bellver castle



    Cathedral


    Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca
    Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca from Parc de la Mar


    Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca
    One of the gothic doorways of the cathedral of Palma de Mallorca


    Chapel of Miquel Barcelo
    Chapel of Miquel Barceló inside the cathedral of Palma de Mallorca


    Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca
    Rose window of the cathedral of Palma de Mallorca



    Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca
    Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca from Es Baluard



    Almudaina Palace and Gardens



    Almudaina Palace in Palma de Mallorca
    Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca from Almudaina Palace


    Almudaina Palace in Palma de Mallorca
    Almudaina Palace from Parc de la Mar in Palma de Mallorca


    Almudaina Palace in Palma de Mallorca
    Almudaina Palace in Palma de Mallorca




    Almudaina Palace in Palma de Mallorca
    Doorway of Santa Ana chapel inside Almudaina Palace in Palma de Mallorca




    Parc de la Mar



    Parc de la Mar in Palma de Mallorca
    Parc de la Mar in Palma de Mallorca


    Parc de la Mar in Palma de Mallorca
    Parc de la Mar in the afternoon from a place beside the cathedral of Palma de Mallorca



    Parc de la Mar in Palma de Mallorca
    Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca and Almudaina Palace from Parc de la Mar



    Arab baths



    Arab baths in Palma de Mallorca
    Arab baths in Palma de Mallorca



    Courtyards and squares




    Courtyard in Palma de Mallorca
    Typical courtyard in Palma de Mallorca



    Promenade and Marina



    Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca
    Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca and Almudaina Palace from the promenade


    Promenade in Palma de Mallorca
    Promenade beside the marina of Palma de Mallorca


    Sa Llotja in Palma de Mallorca
    Sa Llotja in Palma de Mallorca



    Forn des Teatre


    Ensaimada in Forn des Teatre
    Succulent ensaimada in Forn des Teatre



    Other places I visited during this trip were:




    Finally, other beautiful places you can visit in Spain are:


    - Catalonia

    - Basque Country

    - Cantabria

    - Granada

    - Sevilla, Córdoba, Cádiz and Costa de la Luz

    Saturday, June 23, 2012

    MALLORCA: SÓLLER AND PORT DE SÓLLER

    We didn't have enough time to discover some of the most beautiful beaches of Mallorca, like Es Trenc beach, but I really liked the beaches of Port de Sóller  (Repic beach) and Deià (Cala Deià).


    Next, I show you what I visited each day:


    Day 1 - Sóller, Port de Sóller and Deià

    • Vintage train of Sóller and old train station in Palma de Mallorca
    • Sóller viewpoint and train station
    • Port de Sóller (old tram, old quarter, Repic Beach and marina)
    • Cala Deià and Deià

    Day 2 - Palma de Mallorca

    • Bellver Castle
    • Gothic Cathedral
    • Almudaina Palace and gardens
    • Parc de la Mar
    • Arab Baths
    • San Francesc Basilica
    • Forn des Teatre
    • Promenade and Marina

    Day 3 - Valldemossa


    • Royal Carthusian and gardens
    • Rectoria street
    • Sa Miranda viewpoint
    • Old quarter


    In this post I would like to show you some pictures of the village of Port de Sóller, which is also the port of the town of Sóller.



    Palma de Mallorca


    Old train station in Palma de Mallorca
    Old train station in Palma de Mallorca


    Vintage train of Soller
    Vintage train of Sóller


    Sóller


    Sóller from a viewpoint where the train of Sóller stops
    This is the view of Sóller we enjoy from a viewpoint near this town. The train stops here after a tunnel


    Train station in Soller
    Train station in Sóller where the vintage train stops



    Port de Sóller



    Port de Soller in Mallorca
    Clear and turquoise water of the beach of Port de Sóller in Mallorca


    Port de Soller in Mallorca
    Marina of Port de Sóller from its old town



    Old quarter of Port de Sóller in Mallorca

    A beautiful street in the old quarter of Port de Sóller



    Port de Soller in Mallorca
    One of the shopping streets of Port de Sóller beside the promenade


    Port de Soller in Mallorca
    Old town of Port de Sóller behind some boats docked at its marina


    Promenade of Port de Soller in Mallorca
    Palm trees on the promenade of Port de Sóller in Mallorca



    Restaurant in Port de Soller
    Restaurant in Port de Sóller located beside the marina


    Tramway of Port de Soller
    The tramway connecting the Port de Sóller to Sóller opened in 1913 and is about 5 km long


    Other places we visited in this trip were:




    In Mallorca there are more beautiful villages and beaches you can visit:


    - Pollença

    • Cala Figuera beach
    • Cala Formentor beach
    • Formentor Cape

    - Capdepera

    • Cala Moltó beach

    - Felanitx

    • Cala Mitjana beach

    - Santanyí

    • Caló des Moro beach
    • Es Caragol beach

    - Coves del Drac
    - Es Trenc beach
    - Cala Pi beach
    - Cabrera archipelago



    Other fantastic beaches I have visited in Spain and Portugal are:



    Finally, other beautiful places you can visit in Spain are: