PALMA AND VALLDEMOSSA: MAJORCAN TRADITION AND COOKING
Culture & local gems , MyExploration, Less than 1 hour walking, 50
From a Carthusian monastery to the view from Son Marroig and a guided tour of Sóller, in the “Valley of Oranges”, we're serving up a corner of the Balearics on the longest ever excursion. Typical Majorcan lunch at Celler Sa Premsa, an institution in Palma.
- Valldemossa and the gardens of Valldemossa Charterhouse (external visit)
- Son Marroig and the ancient residence of the Archduke of Austria
- Town of Sóller
- Palma: typical lunch, Cathedral and Almudiana Palace (external visits)
- In Valdemossa, one of the most beautiful towns in Majorca, you'll visit the Cartuja, the former hunting reserve of King Sancho that became a Carthusian monastery in the 15th century. Valldemossa is also famous for the 'coca de patata', the traditional brioche that's ideal as a 'quick bite' as this snack is referred to here.
- In Son Marroig, there is a magnificent view of the ancient residence of the Archduke of Austria from the terrace overlooking the sea. The memory on your smartphone will be sorely tested with all the photos you'll take.
- Accompanied by the guide, you'll then arrive in the town of Sóller, in the 'valley of oranges' or 'golden valley'. Here you'll find the juiciest and most aromatic oranges in Spain. Also produced here is a fruity distilled liquor called Angel d'Or.
- Lunch at the Celler Sa Premsa restaurant: a real institution in Palma since 1958! You'll taste homemade ensaimada, faithfully made according to “great-grandma's recipe”.
- Last stop, external visit to Palma Cathedral, a majestic example of the Catalan Gothic style. You'll also see the exterior of the adjacent Almudaina Palace, former residence of the Kings of Majorca and, earlier still, an Arab fortress.
Good to know
- Menus may vary according to season to ensure the constant high quality of the dishes served.
- Before booking the excursion or once on board, contact the excursion office to check the availability of vegetarian or gluten-free dishes and to report any food intolerances.