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Mallorca The Interior, Spain

Phoenicians and Greeks settled here before the Romans took over. Destroyed by the Barbarians, Alcúdia was rebuilt by the Moors and later liberated by king Jaime I. The old city is enclosed by walls, and the interior is, for the most part, a pedestrian area.

Word-of-mouth turned this Sierra de Tramuntana village and its cathedral into a local attraction. In 1838, Frederic Chopin escaped here with his beloved George Sand to escape the judgment of some Parisian entourages. Today, the Carthusian monastery that hosted them is open to the public and it features an interesting art museum.

Sóller and its port  are located one half-hour drive from Palma, and they may also be reached easily by train and bus. The valley and mountain range of the Serra de Tramuntana make of this place an attractive island location. In fact, the area's ancient streetcar makes it an irresistible attraction. Today, the streetcar still runs along the original line between Sóller and its port. 

Famous for its good wine, its traditional festivals, and for some traces of Roman times. Along the way between Pollensa and Cap de Formentor, you will encounter several panoramic rest areas where you can stop, always keeping a careful eye on traffic as this narrow road is frequently used by buses and cars. On days of good visibility, you can see Minorca from here.

In ancient times, Mallorca's numerous natural cavities served as refuge and shelter. Only five of them are open to the public for visits throughout the year. These feature a constant temperature of approximately 18 degrees Celsius.
The most famous and most visited grottoes are the Coves del Drac, closed only on Christmas and New Year's day. Located inside the grottoes, Lake Martel is one of the largest underground lakes in the world, also navigable by boat. The river tour is accompanied by a classical music concert.
Also very interesting, the Coves de Artá feature a column over 20 meters high and the light show that precedes the stunning end of the tour: a spectacular view of the coastline. The Coves de Campanet and the Coves dels Hams have no subterranean lakes or light tricks, but they are just as interesting. The smallest, Cuevas de Génova, is particularly adequate for families and children.


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