Deiá is one of the most beautiful villages in Mallorca, situated on the mountain range of Tramuntana between Valldemossa and Soller. The village is a real gem with a perfect location being built on a hilltop overlooking the sea and with magnificent views of the mountains.
Back in time Deiá was just a small mountain village with a few hundreds inhabitants who lived in small natural stone houses with tiled roofs. During the 20th century the small village started to attract an increasing number of foreigners in the form of writers, actors and artist. The well-known English poet and novelist Robert Graves and Pablo Picasso are two famous people that have lived in the village and left a mark. The house of Robert Graves is today a museum.
Especially in the 70’s, Deiá began to attract foreign visitors as tourism was booming, but ever since, the village has preserved its peaceful and charming atmosphere. For this reason, it has become a popular destination of many people and celebrities attracted by its charm.
The village is still home to many of the islands artists and writers and that says something about this place. It is not uncommon to see famous singers and musicians performing in the local bars. The atmosphere is very relaxed and friendly. It is enjoyable to just stroll down the streets and to watch the beauty of the stone build houses “fincas” against the bright blue sky.
In the summertime the village is a popular destination and there is much to do apart from enjoying the beautiful scenery. Deiá has its own Archaeological museum, Parish Museum, the Robert Graves museum, the Reseach centre, Son Marroig, the museum in honour of the painter Norman Yanukin and the International Festival of Deiá. For those that enjoys nature and activities Deiá is the place to be. It is the perfect base for walking with many walking routes entering or passing the village.
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