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A journey through time
This train line has linked Palma and Sóller for almost a century (since 1912) in an enjoyable ride through mountains and valleys. It has managed to keep its nostalgic, original feel. It has managed to keep its nostalgic, original feel. In 1913 the old wooden railway line linking Sóller with its port was officially opened, offering today a delightful ride through vegetable fields and orange trees.
The traditional wooden wagons, evocative of past times, transport travellers through 27 km of landscapes and spots boasting a captivating beauty that can only been seen from the train.
Used until the 1970s to transport merchandise and travellers, the train needed vapour traction until 1920, when it was replaced by electrical energy. Currently it is only used to transport travellers.
An unforgettable train and tram ride that no visitor should miss. Once in Sóller, we recommend that you travel to its port via tram.
Land of enterprising and hospitable people, Sóller and its port offer the visitor a unique experience. Rediscovering this small natural treasure, that in olden times was coveted by the corsairs who voyaged across the Mediterranean, is pure pleasure. Incomparable scenery and the fragrant perfume of orange blossom, intermingling with the bracing aroma of the sea, delight the senses.
Can Prunera is a magnificent example of Modern Style in Mallorca. Special
attention is to be paid to its facade with an outstanding combination
of Sóller’s calcareous stone and an extraordinary forged wrought iron
work. The first and ground floors of the building have been given back
their original aspect thanks to restoration and they have been transformed
into a Modern Style museum with part of its original furniture.
The lamps are particularly captivating and the floorings made out of
hydraulic tiles with different designs for each of the rooms are really
Can Prunera holds a small permanent exhibition of great masters of
the 19th and 20th centuries. Man Ray, Santiago Rusiñol, Paul Klee, Joan
Miró, Georg Baselitz and Maurice Vlaminck are some of the artists whose
works can be admired in the museum. Apart from that, there is a room
devoted to Painter from Sóller Juli Ramis, some others dedicated to temporary
exhibitions and a hall containing bibliophile books.
Likewise, the visitor can walk around the peaceful and cosy garden and
contemplate some beautiful sculptures.
From now on, the hiking program for June 2013 is available along with a brief description of all excursions. See it here!
The plan for our second day in Mallorca was to go for a hike in the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range. I had been looking forward to this day since I received my email invite. My enthusiasm meant I had no trouble getting out of bed in the morning. I am certainly not a morning person unless I know I'm going to climb a mountain. Even before my alarm went off I was showered, packed and eating breakfast. I sat with Jytte at a breakfast table on the Passeig de la Platja outside the Hotel Marina soaking up the beautiful scene across Repic Beach and Port de Soller.
Last time I was in Mallorca was for a traditional coming of age holiday; I was 18 years old with a large group of friends, the destination was Magaluff and our aim was to party hard for 7 days. When the opportunity arose to revisit the island and explore some of the lesser known areas, I jumped at the chance. I had heard rumors about another side to Mallorca and was intrigued to experience it.
The first thing that struck me as I landed into Palma airport was the sheer size of the airport: it was modern and efficient, very unlike any island airports. I later discovered that the airport infrastructure has been improved thanks to a generous investment from Air Berlin. You wouldn’t imagine it, but Mallorca is extremely well connected, with direct flights coming from all over Europe; the island is served by many low cost airlines.
I was lucky enough to be invited to Mallorca as part a blog trip organised by the Spanish Tourism Board and live blogging was on the agenda!...