Majorca may be known for its golden beaches and sizzling nightlife, but there is more to this beautiful island than meets the eye. Majorca is home to an abundance of historical and cultural sights that make for the perfect day out exploring.
Monastery of Lluc, Escorca
This 18th century monastery sits in a picturesque valley below the Tramuntana mountains and is one of the most popular historical sites in Majorca. The main attraction is the stunning basilica with its ornate architecture, and the botanical garden is perfect for a scenic walk on a hot Majorcan afternoon.
Take a guided tour to ensure you don’t miss any of the fascinating sights and don’t forget to check out the museum where you can learn all about this cultural gem. Entrance is just €4.50 so there’s no excuse to miss this stunning spot on your holiday to Majorca!
Bellver Castle, Bellver
Just 5km from the centre of Palma, Bellver Castle is a beautiful 14th century castle with stunning panoramic views of Majorca from its magnificent towers. Catch a bus that will take you to the castle, or if you’re up for the scenic route, walking there takes no more than an hour and gives stunning views of the Bay of Palma.
The castle costs an affordable €4 to go inside, which includes entrance to the museum, but is worth it for the spectacular views alone.
In the Tramuntana Mountains, surrounded by olive groves and lush greenery, lies the picturesque village of Valldemossa. This charming village consists of narrow alleyways and stone houses decorated with plants and flowers. It’s the ideal spot for some beautiful holiday snaps.
There are plenty of quaint cafes, galleries and gift shops in Valldemossa, making it the perfect place to spend a day. Don’t forget to try the local delicacy, a Coca de Patata – this sweet potato cake is served with coffee or hot chocolate and is a seriously indulgent treat.
Cathedral Le Seu, Palma
This impressive gothic cathedral is one of the most spectacular sights in Majorca. With incredible ornate architecture, towering turrets and beautiful religious stone carvings, the Le Seu Cathedral is the number one sight in Majorca on Tripadvisor for good reason ,and at €6 entry it’s a must see.
Cathedral Le Seu was renovated by Gaudí in the early 1900s and at 44m high, is 11m taller than the Notre Dame in Paris, making it one impressive landmark.