10 must-visit places on UNESCO World Heritage Route in Serra de Tramuntana Mallorca.

There are many gorgeous places to visit in Mallorca and the most significant of them are located on the UNESCO World Heritage List – Serra de Tramuntana. In this article our local experts prepared for you the recommendations of the places, which are a must to visit in the Tramuntana Mountains during your holidays. Enjoy!

Hiking on GR221 route in mallorca

UNESCO – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization created its World Heritage Site List. On this list you can find many wonders, which are having cultural, historical or scientific significance in our world.

Serra de Tramuntana was awarded World Heritage Status by UNESCO on 27 June 2011. Inscription on the official website is following:

Cultural Landscape of the Serra de Tramuntana

The Cultural Landscape of the Serra de Tramuntana located on a sheer-sided mountain range parallel to the north-western coast of the island of Mallorca. Millennia of agriculture in an environment with scarce resources has transformed the terrain and displays an articulated network of devices for the management of water revolving around farming units of feudal origins. The landscape is marked by agricultural terraces and inter-connected water works – including water mills – as well as dry stone constructions and farms.

Serra de Tramuntana, Mallorca

Serra de Tramuntana is the biggest mountain range of the Balearic Islands and covers huge part of southwest–northeast Mallorca. 

Few important facts:

  • The highest peak is the Puig Major - 1 445 m
  • Awarded World Heritage Status by UNESCO on 27 June 2011
  • Paradise for fans of hiking, botanists and mountains enthusiasts
  • It is around 90 km long
  • Contains over 20 municipalities
  • Covers 30% of the island’s territory and more than 1,000 km2 in total

Social accounts of Serra de Tramuntana:

10 must-visit places to visit in Serra de Tramuntana, Majorca

There is many places worth to visit in Serra de Tramuntana in  Mallorca. Hills, beaches, villages, towns, restaurants, museums, churches… Some are accessible only after a long walk, some by boat or by car. Below our local experts choosed the best 10 of them, which you shouldn´t miss during your next Mallorca escapade.

Sa Calobra Road

Ride through the Sa Calobra road in Mallorca will be one of the unique experiences. Route called The Snake will bring you a lot of  emotions if you are a passionate driver. As a passenger you can take this opportunity to take amazing landscape pictures.

View of Sa Calobra road

Sa Calobra Road was constructed between 1928-1935 by the engineer Antonio Parietti Coll. The idea was to build the way, which will connect a beautiful destination of Port de Sa Calobra with the rest of the island. The whole length of this route is 13 km. We recommed this drive to all who would like to experience Serra de Tramuntana to the fullest.

Sa Calobra Beach

Any guide to Mallorca would be complete without a TOP Beach recommendation. In Serra de Tramuntana Mountains our number 1 is Sa Calobra Beach. It is located near Port de Sa Calobra and at the end of famous Torrent de Pareis. This view is really popular on the postcards from Mallorca, but we recommend to visit the place and make your own memories. Remember! It is one of the TOP beach destinations in Mallorca, so be aware of many people around during the summer season.

Beach in Sa Calobra Mallorca

For more beaches in Mallorca recommendations check the article below:

Calo des Moro Beach view in Mallorca

The Best Beaches In Mallorca

There are more than 300 beaches in Mallorca, from sandy beaches to pebbled coves. We are local experts on Mallorca, we live here and we know the island perfectly well. Here are some recommendations of some of the best beaches in Mallorca to suit all tastes.

Valldemossa

Valldemossa is one of the most charming places in Mallorca. Village located in the middle of Serra de Tramuntana and approx. 30 min away from Palma de Mallorca is always a top place to visit. We recommend the visit in Cartuja Monastery, Chopin Museum, try local specialities like Coca de Patatas and walk around lovely streets full of flowers and welcoming smiling locals.

View of Valldemosa

Deia

Not so far away from Valldemossa you can visit incredibly beautiful town of Deia. Hometown in Mallorca of famous Rober Graves and lovely spot to visit in Serra de Tramunatana Mountains. Deia is a perfect spot for those travellers, who are looking for peace, harmony and some artistic inspiration during the holidays.

Deia Village in Mallorca

View of those typical houses built on the hill between the Tramuntana Mountains will leave you speechless for some time. 

Port de Soller

Port de Soller is a great location to enjoy local restaurants with delicious dishes in the menu, stroll around the port and admire traditionall Mallorcan boats called Llauts. You can alsp relax at the beach and try one of the best ice creams on the island 😉

Port de Soller

For all the travellers coming to Port de Soller we recommend a ride by the traditionall tram between this town and Soller. It gives you nice opportunity to have a look on beautiful plantations of oranges and other lovely views.

Es Colomer

It is one of the most amazing viewpoints in Mallorca. Located on the Cap Formentor in the north of the island belongs to the most famous places to visit in Mallorca.

View over Formentor from Es Colomer viewpoint

It is popular photo spot, place where many engagements where accepted and great place to enjoy the sunset in Mallorca.

Cap Formentor Lighthouse

Cap Formentor is the most northern part of Mallorca. At the end you can visit a lighthouse, which was bringing the sailors back home through the centuries. 

View of Formentor Lighthouse

If you are visiting this area in summer, please check the traffic restrictions before. Mostly you can get to the end of the cap by car only early in the morning or evening. During the day it is prohibited and the only way to visit it is by local bus.

Cap Formentor is the part of the Tramuntana Mountains, which has a lot to offer to the travellers. For all of you who would like to explore it, our team of local experts prepared the special guide. 

Road on the Cap Formentor

Cap Formentor Guide

Formentor is one of the most visited areas of Mallorca. In this articel our experts are on their way to explore this part of the north of the island and show you the best of it.

Lluc

Village of Lluc is mostly known because of its monastery – Santuari de Lluc. It is one of the most iconic and important religious places in Mallorca. We recommend a sighsteeing visit inside of the monastery, walk in the gardens, lunch in the restaurant or for those who need more time to connect in the spiritual way – stay over in the dormitory part.
Sanctuary in Lluc inside

Lluc is also a great spot for all travellers who are interesting in hiking in Mallorca, because many trials also go through it or in the near. For more information about hiking trials in Mallorca, please check our guide below.

Hiking trial on Mallorca

Ultimate Guide To Hiking In Mallorca

Beautiful views and many hiking trials are a good reason for travellers from around the world to visit the island. In this article our local experts prepared for you information about the famous and popular routes, hiking tips and many useful recommendations.

Puerto de Pollensa

Puerto de Pollensa is a lovely village in the north of Mallorca. We can recommend it for a families with children, as it is a very quiet area with lovely small beaches and many activities around.

One of the little beaches in Puerto Pollensa

Walk through the promenade will be also nice in the evening when all the restaurants, cafes with beach gardens are open. In Puerto Pollensa you will find many interesting activities for people in all ages: paddle boarding, wind/kite-surfing, catamaran sightseeing tours, boat tours and more.

View of kitesurfers in Pollensa Bay

Soller

Soller is one of the most known towns in Mallorca. Located in the middle of Tramuntana Mountain Range and connected with the capital of Mallorca – Palma de Mallorca – by old traditional wooden train. Train de Soller is one of the biggest and most famous attractions on the island. Its amazing route takes the passengers on the journey through the beautiful views of the Tramuntana Mountains.

View from the famous Train de Soller

If Soller is on your Mallorca Bucketlist we also recommend to visit Sant Bartomeu Church, look for the Picasso´s art, enjoy a coffee / local orange juice in the main square.

Facade of Church in Soller, where Canto de la Sibila is performed

Hope that our article was helpful to plan your best Tramuntana Mountains experience. If you know the place which should join the TOP places list, let us know in the comments below or share your opinion about places you have visited in Tramuntana Area.

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