The most important attractions in Majorca

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Majorca is the largest Spanish island located in the Mediterranean is part of the Balearic Islands. Majorca is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. Palma de Mallorca is the only true city of the Balearic Islands with a population of over 300,000 people. The lifestyle there is much different than in any Spanish city. In the center of beautiful historic neighborhood filled with impressive Renaissance and Baroque churches, is Gothic cathedral.

For its overall construction took more than 500 years. Most of the sights of Palma are concentrated in the city itself, which encourages walking tourists. If you are there after nightfall, the city will reveal at a glance spectacular views - you can see the illuminated buildings of the Cathedral and the Palace of Almudaina coastline.

Cathedral of Palma, La Céu is built on the site of a former Arab mosque. The construction of the cathedral began in 1306. During the 20th century Gothic building was restored by the architect Gaudi. Bellver Castle ( '' bellver '' means "beautiful view") dates back to the 14th century and is one of the most unique Spanish castles, thanks to its exceptional design with a round shape.

Built originally as a royal castle. Located above the city, it attracts many visitors thanks to the magnificent views, which reveals the bay of Palma, the airport and beyond. The entire coast of the island of Majorca is dotted with exclusive beaches. You can not choose this paradise island where 300 days of the year is sunny, as a destination for your vacation. Bookmark and Share

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The beaches of Majorca

One of the biggest beach resorts are: West Coast - Magaluf and Palma Nova and the north - Puerto Pollenca and Alcudia. December Serra Tramuntana. Rising to 1445 meters above sea level, the peak Puig Mayor is the highest point in Majorca. Although few visitors leave the seaside resorts, mountainous part of the island also not be underestimated.

A day spent driving down the northwest coast of Pollensa to Andrach will be simply stunning. In this route you can see interesting sights if you stop in Sa Wheel, where you can follow the coastal path, passing through tunnels in the rocks and through the incredible limestone gorge in Torrente de Pareis. Village Deia should also be visited. It is known as a favorite village of the poet Robert Graves. Here he lived and artist Joan Miro.

Monastery Lluc is another important stop. You will be delighted by all the villages through which pass, especially Banyalbufar and unique beach resort of Sant Elm. Palma-Soller train - Another great option for emotionally spend the day is to ride the train from Palma to Soller. Since 1912 the rate of this narrow-gauge train running through the mountains Serra de Tramuntana.

The one-hour trip is a wonderful experience as you will witness the breathtaking scenery - fields with orange, lemon and almond trees are around. Once you arrive in Soller, you can upload the first electric tram in Majorca, who will drive a snail's pace to the port of Soller, which is 5 km away.

At various places on the island of Majorca are spectacular caves. The most spectacular of these are the Caves of Drac (Coves del Drach) at Portocristo. They are one of the biggest attractions on the island.

They are formed four spectacular chambers with thousands of stalactites, whose splendor is increased by light. It has a tradition of holding a mini concert near the underground lakes and at the end of visiting tourists have the opportunity to make a boat ride steered by a gondolier.

Besides the natural beauty of Valldemossa, the main architectural attraction is monastery Royal Carthusian, which houses interesting museums dedicated to various topics and monastic cell where Chopin and Sand spent a short time.

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