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Sights in Mallorca: Five buildings and landscapes that you should have seen


Many holidaymakers only come to Mallorca to celebrate - the Balearic island has numerous impressive sights to offer.

Many holidaymakers only come to Mallorca to celebrate - the Balearic island has numerous impressive sights to offer.

Mallorca is known for its beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters.

Every year countless tourists from Germany are drawn there to spend a few sunny hours and entertaining evenings.

However, the government is keen to get rid of the image as a drinking stronghold - and is increasingly promoting quality tourism.

And there is definitely no shortage of sights in Mallorca.

La Seu Cathedral: an architectural masterpiece

The Cathedral of Palma, popularly known as "La Seu" (Eng. the Bishop's Seat), is an impressive architectural masterpiece and the symbol of Palma de Mallorca.

The foundation stone for the Gothic church was laid in 1230 by King James I - but the building was only completed in the 16th or 17th century.

Since then it has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in Mallorca.

Particularly impressive are the 61 stained glass windows and the central rose window of the cathedral, which miraculously lets the morning light shine through the interior.

On two days a year, November 11 and February 2, the sun's rays fall through the colorful panes of the rosette in the morning hours in such a way that the ornament is projected onto the west facade.


Palma Cathedral is the symbol of the city.


Castell de Bellver: a castle with history

The Castell de Bellver is a 14th-century castle perched on a hill overlooking the city of Palma.

Built at the behest of King James II, the fortress has also served as a military prison over the centuries.

Today the Castell de Bellver is a museum that gives an insight into the history of the island.

Visitors can also enjoy breathtaking views of the city of Palma and the sea from the castle.

Serra de Tramuntana: a breathtaking mountain range

The Serra de Tramuntana is a stunning mountain range in northern Mallorca that stretches 90 kilometers along the coast.

In between are the two reservoirs Gorg Blau and Cúber and the highest peak of the mountain range, the Puig Major (1,445 meters).

While the landscape in the northern regions is characterized by deep gorges and obscure rock formations, in the south there are more gentle mountain slopes.

The Tramuntana Mountains have also been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2011.


In the Traumuntana Mountains you can stop at the Santuari de la Mare de Deú del Puig.

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Coves del Drac: an underground world

Ever heard of the Coves del Drac, also known as the Dragon's Caves?

The cave system near Porto Christo has one of the largest underground lakes in the world, Lago Martel.

A 1.2 kilometer long corridor leads past spectacular stalactite formations that were formed over millions of years.

On the way, visitors pass numerous grottos with names such as "Feentheater" or "Bad Dianas".

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Valldemossa: a picturesque mountain village

Valldemossa is a picturesque mountain village in the Serra de Tramuntana and is considered one of the most beautiful villages in Mallorca.

It was built in terraces and thanks to its location at 436 meters above sea level offers a breathtaking view of the sea.

Valldemossa is also known for its historic buildings, most notably the Carthusian monastery where composer Frédéric Chopin and writer George Sand spent some time in the 19th century.

Visitors can tour the monastery and stroll through the narrow streets of the village.

This article was created with the help of machines and carefully checked by the editor Franziska Kaindl before publication.  

List of rubrics: © Panthermedia/Imago

Source: merkur

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