Would you like to visit the island’s most emblematic towns? Vi de la Terra Mallorca helps you discover those special spots where you’ll be able to experience Mallorca at its best: with a glass of wine and spectacular views.
Nestled in the Serra de Tramuntana—mountain range located in the West coast and declared a World Heritage Site in the Cultural Landscape category—this little town with steep streets flanked by stone houses and flower pots inspired many writers, artists and intellectuals. Much of its local history is condensed in La Cartuja, whose cells were testimony of the love story between Chopin and George Sand. This municipality opens to the sea through the Port of Valldemossa and is home to marvelous spots related to the Archduke Ludwig Salvator of Austria, such as Miramar or S’Estaca.
Overlooking the sea and the mountains, Deià is an iconic town known for its cosmopolitan atmosphere brought by artists from all over the world. This village consists of three areas: Es Puig, crowned by the church and the cemetery; the middle part, along the road from Valldemossa to Sóller; and Es Clot, lowest area and original center of the population. With 5 km of rugged coastline, Deià is home to the beaches of Cala Deià and Llucalcari and the amazing views from Sa Foradada and Son Marroig.
Founded in 1300 by King James II of Mallorca, Campos was always an agricultural and farming town. The orchards produced, the mills filled the laundries and there was never a shortage of grass for the milk-producing cows. It consists of three population areas: Campos, Sa Ràpita and Ses Covetes; Campos being the more rooted one with a larger population. Its famous beaches and the old defense towers are Campos’ best assets.
There is evidence of human settlements in Felanitx since the Bronze Age, when this municipality was famous for the production of ceramics and pottery in the 3rd century BC. Later on, it was known for the production of wine and brandy, and in fact, nowadays Felanitx has become the center of the second largest wine region in Mallorca. A highlight in Felanitx are its mountains, where the Castle of Santueri and the Sanctuary of San Salvador are located, as well as its marine enclaves, the natural port of Portocolom being the most important one of the area.
Inland town located in the center of Mallorca, Costitx has preserved its olden days appearance thanks to the use of local stone in most houses. The town’s center is very well maintained, with the Mare de Déu de Costitx church as the highlight. Vineyards and cereal cultivation are of special importance for this small town’s economy. A mandatory stop in Costitx is the Talayotic sanctuary of Son Corro, where bronze heads of bulls known as “caps de bou” were found and are currently located in the National Archaeological Museum in Madrid.
Consell is one of the richest municipalities on the island due to its agricultural production; in fact, in 1990 the vineyard already occupied more than 3% of its entire surface. Apart from the church, one of Consell’s main charms is Can Ribas, an old Mallorcan finca located in the town center. Among other important architectural elements we can find the Pont Trencat, a medieval bridge located on the Camí del Raiguer, in the division with Alaró.
Santa Maria, an epicenter for craftsmen and island winemakers, is a town of great contrasts: a tranquil, typical Mallorcan village with picturesque stone houses that on Sundays becomes a buzzing town thanks to its local market, one of the island’s most impressive ones. Among its must-see spots: Can Conrado and its cloister—an old convent from the Order of Minims, dating from the 17th and 18th centuries—and the town’s main square, surrounded by historical buildings from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
The combination of heritage, tradition, modernity, nature and tourism make Artà a must-see of the island. Located in the northeast, it has a marine reserve, a Natural Park , and plenty of elements of extraordinary wealth, which are a reflection of Artà’s history and culture: dreamy beaches such as Cala Torta or Na Clara, beautiful hiking trails through the Parc Natural de Peninsula de Llevant, and highly interesting spots such as Sant Salvador or the talayotic settlement of Ses Païses.