Valldemossa is a beautiful village and probably one of the most well known in Mallorca. It is located 435 meters above sea level and is part of the Sierra de Tramuntana mountain range.
The village has about 2000 inhabitants and it is a typical Mallorca village with narrow streets, stone-paved alleys and it has a relaxed atmosphere. It is surrounded by lush vegetation with olive trees, oaks and almond trees. The scenery is wonderful and charming and it gives a feeling of calmness.
The village has a rich history and several famous people have been putting this village on the map. Jovellanos, George Sand, Chopin and Rub’en Dario are some that have contributed to this. It is also the birthplace of Mallorca’s most revered saint, Catherine Thomas, who was born in 1531 and also died here. A more recent famous person that has Valldemossa close to his heart is the actor Michael Douglas. He initiated the headquarters of the Foundation Sustainable Baleares in Valdemossa “Costa Nord”. Today it celebrates a series of concerts, cuisine festivals, exhibitions, plays, or guided tours through the Sierra de Tramuntana.
The main attraction of the village is the Carthusian monastery “La Cartoixa”. There are several other places of interest and viewpoints such as Mirador del Puig de sa Moneda and Mirador de la Miranda des Lledoners. The first one is a viewpoint located about 3,5 km from the village on Banyalbufar direction and the second one is at the foot of the Royal Monastery and Palace of King Sancho and it provides an amazing setting of the Village of Valldemossa, the valley, and in the distance, the city of Palma.
Valldemossa is located about 17 km from Palma and can be reached both with bus or car. The village is very popular among tourists and is well visited in high season.