VALLDEMOSSA AND THE SON MARROIG ANCIENT RESIDENCE
An unmissable itinerary in the north west of the island, to the picturesque village of Valldemossa, made famous by the illustrious visitors who have stayed there, including Frédéric Chopin and George Sand. The tour will end in the ancient residence of Son Marroig where we can admire the wonderful views of the coast.
What we will see
- Sierra de Tramontana, thousand-year-old olive trees
- Valldemossa, Charterhouse, Municipal Museum, Palace of King Sancho, short concert
- Son Marroig
What we will do
- We will head west and pass the thousand-year-old olive trees along the Sierra de Tramontana mountain range, which were planted during Roman rule of the island. We will stop at the picturesque village of Valldemossa, 17 kilometres from Palma and standing 400 metres high.
- There we will visit the famous Charterhouse (la Cartuja) with its church, ancient pharmacy, the bell tower covered in green tiles and the cells which hosted Frédéric Chopin and his companion, writer George Sand, from 1838 to1839. During his stay on the island, the famous pianist composed a good part of his Preludes (Op. 28), while the famous writer wrote her novel, A Winter in Mallorca.
- Inside the Charterhouse lies the Municipal Museum which exhibits the historical and artistic heritage of the Carthusian monks, mementos of Chopin and George Sand and various works of art from the 15th-20th century.
- After the tour of the Charterhouse, we will move on to Palace of King Sancho where we will attend a short concert.
- Then we will have half an hour of free time to explore the town before we head back to Son Marroig, the ancient residence of the Archduke of Austria, Luis Salvador, where we can enjoy wonderful views of the south coast of the island.
What you need to know
- A brief coach journey to reach Valldemossa and Son Marroig.