The 10 Best Things to Do in Valldemossa, Spain

December 31, 2017 Misti Hsu

Valldemossa is a village and municipality on the island of Majorca, part of the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. It is famous for one landmark: the Royal Charterhouse of Valldemossa, built at the beginning of the 14th century, when the mystic and philosopher Ramon Llull lived in this area of Majorca.
Restaurants in Valldemossa

1. La Cartuja de Valldemossa

Placa Cartoixa s/n, 07170 Valldemossa, Majorca, Spain +34 971 61 29 86
Excellent
58%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 299 reviews

La Cartuja de Valldemossa

Reviewed By Brucestewart - Livingston, United Kingdom

We had purchased tickets to see the room that Chopin and Georges Sands had occupied during their stay at the Monastery. To gain accees to the room, which unfortunately we were unable to do as it was unaccountably roped off, we had to walk through a portion of the monastery. This afforded us with a good view of the garden within the central enclosed area and some of the corridors. That was about it.

2. Royal Carthusian Monastery (Real Cartuja)

Plaza de la cartuja s/n, 07170 Valldemossa, Majorca, Spain +34 971 61 21 06
Excellent
44%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
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4 based on 446 reviews

Royal Carthusian Monastery (Real Cartuja)

Famous composer Fredrick Chopin once stayed at this former medieval monastery with his then-lover, George Sand.

Reviewed By angeleyes27 - Marlton, New Jersey

The Carthusian monastery is right in the center of Valldemossa. There are several interesting rooms such as a church, pharmacy dating to 1779, Prior's cell and a library with very old books. There is also a exhibit room with paintings as well as Gardens. It was interesting to see how the monks lived. The palace of King Sancho is included with your admission. Make sure you go beyond the courtyard of the building adjacent to the monastery. I missed it and it was quite interesting.

3. The Archduke Way

Valldemossa, Majorca, Spain +34 619 59 19 85
Excellent
78%
Good
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Satisfactory
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5 based on 61 reviews

The Archduke Way

Reviewed By Pinnervillager - Pinner

We were travelling by Public Bus from Palma. Be aware that there are far fewer busses from Deia to Palma than from Validemossa to Palma and they get full so if you hope to pick up a bus back from Deia you ought to factor in a taxi ride back @ $40 + in case they are full.
We started at Deia for this reason - but most don't. If you want breakfast before you start get off the bus in village centre but if not get off at the stop at the bottom of the hill just before the village.
The start of the path is not signposted but you walk up the hill up the access road to The hotel Es Moli (it's on your right as you climb up towards the village) and keep climbing up the road which serves other properties.
Eventually you get to a fixed timber gate which you have to climb over and you are on your way.
The way up is very steep with the path crisis crossing backwards and forwards as you go up the slope and is overhung by trees. It was dry when we went up in October but path could get very slippy if wet. It's not always clear where path goes but there are some pink marks and other walkers have built stone cairns to indicate the right path.
You think you are never going to reach the top but eventually the path opens up and you start up an open rocky slope.
At the top a path which runs from right to left you have the option of shorter route turn right which goes along the coast or a longer route to the right ( which we did not take)
The way to Validemossa is clearer and you are likely to see walkers coming the other way. It is a partial ridge walk but you then start on a long decent. Near the end of the walk they were doing work to the path and whilst we could take a direct route it looks like they may restrict access in future for environmental reasons. You cold still get to Validemossa by a more circuitous route. There is an information hut at the end of the track by Carrer Oliveres where you can obtain a map if you want to do the walk the other way round!

4. Puerto de Valldemossa

Valldemossa, Majorca, Spain
Excellent
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Good
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Poor
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4 based on 108 reviews

Puerto de Valldemossa

A winding, hairpin road between the Tramuntana Sierra and the Mediterranean Sea leads to the small fi shing port of Valldemossa. Mallorca's craggy coastline shelters this delightful mariners' village whose houses are now summer residences. It is also one of the few northern ports that is sheltered and equipped for anchoring boats. The beauty of the countryside inspires you to engage in sports such as rambling, climbing and diving, while the port itself is the perfect place to take in the sights, smells and sounds of the sea..

Reviewed By Chlli-Nomad - Province of Barcelona, Spain

The hill down (and up) is not for the feint hearted. Narrow and zig-zag bends to negotiate the steep climb. Great if you like that sort of challenge. The port at the end is tiny and cute - some bathers were scattered round the concrete port side jumping Into the clear waters. Also a small rocky beach. There's a restaurant there - we just had coffee, juice and water - ok but coffee very bitter. There is a car park but beware it's not huge! A worthwhile trip especially if you or your kids fancy a splash around.

5. Palacio del Rei Sanc

Valldemossa | Placa de la Cartoixa s/n, 07170 Valldemossa, Majorca, Spain +34 971 61 29 86
Excellent
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4 based on 57 reviews

Palacio del Rei Sanc

Reviewed By ITRT - Virginia

Opulence is the word that best describes the summer palace in Valdemossa of King Sacho. It is found in the oldest part of the Carthusian Monastery. Only a few rooms are open to the public including the hallway, drawing rooms, dining room and kitchen. The hallway is bright because on one side are the Gardens and on the other various pictures and items. The table in the dining room was set with period China. There is a red and yellow drawing (sitting) room. Both are filled with era furniture and the walls are covered in tapestries. The kitchen is quite large and many utensils and other kitchen items are on display including a freezer, dinnerware, and stove. We also saw one of the bedrooms. The concert hall is where 15-minute Concerts and other piano recitals are held. Admission to the palace is included in the ticket price for the monastery.

6. Frederic Chopin & George Sand Museum

Placa Cartoixa 4 | Celd 4. Real Cartuja de Valldemossa, 07170 Valldemossa, Majorca, Spain +34 696 40 59 92
Excellent
36%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 99 reviews

Frederic Chopin & George Sand Museum

Museum established in the same rooms that occupied Chopin and George Sand during his trip to Mallorca in 1838 and 1839. You can see the authentic piano that Chopin used to compose his preludes in the same room where this and other musical works finished. The collection of historical documents of the museum is entirely dedicated to the figure of Chopin and George Sand, Another attraction of the visit is the garden with spectacular panoramic views. The visit is independent of the rest of Museums. You dont need to buy the other ticket.

Reviewed By Spennyspiderlegs - Icklesham, United Kingdom

Chopin and Sands famously took refuge at the impressive monastery at Valldemossa during their time on the island. The cell itself is much more just one room, in fact it even opens out on to a gorgeously lush garden (when we visited in April). Also, don't just assume that this is the one area of interest in the monastery. There are many more parts of the stunning building open to the public and so it's advisable to spend as long as you can looking about this inspiring oasis of calm. On my next visit to Mallorca I intend to return to Valldemossa and soak up even more of this special place.
If you're not a fan of classical music or don't enjoy the silence of holy places then I'd probably bypass this. But if you're open minded and curious enough then step inside...

7. Ermita de la Santisima Trinidad

Excellent
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

Ermita de la Santisima Trinidad

Reviewed By 515Kate515 - Cambridge, United Kingdom

A beautiful starting point for a forest walk to the Mirador des Tudons. Check out walk #16 in Rolf Goetz's book detailing 70 walks in Mallorca. Combine with a meal at Ca'n Costa for a perfect afternoon trip.

8. Costa Nord

Avenida Palma No 6, 07170 Valldemossa, Majorca, Spain
Excellent
72%
Good
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

Costa Nord

Costa Nord in Valldemossa was designed, owned and opened in 2000 by american actor Michael Douglas offering visitors a taste of Majorcan history, tradition and gastronomy through the "Michael Douglas Guided Tour" available daily from 9 am to 5 pm, entrance 8€, kids under 12 free. We also offer Majorcan Traditional Dance (11.45am)and a Majorcan Open Buffet plus cafeteria services.

Reviewed By Laurie3355 - Colorado Springs, Colorado

We visited this hilltop village on Cost Nord on a Sunday and it was market day. Love to see & taste local produce, meats, cheese and WINE. The charming plant-lined pedestrian streets are filled with houses that each have a different painted tile outside their door, Pretty public garden. We got the sweet pastries of the village and the best was called ensaimadas, a must eat! So cute and quaint.

9. Jardins Rei Joan Carles

Placa Cartoixa 13, 07170 Valldemossa, Majorca, Spain
Excellent
27%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4 based on 11 reviews

Jardins Rei Joan Carles

Reviewed By Manuela L - Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Nice to visit in winter time, but nicer in spring time; near the appartments and Gardens where Chopin passed the winter; shaddow and most beautiful Gardens for walks and relaxing.

10. Mirador de Puig de Sa Moneda

Urbanizacion George Sand, Valldemossa, Majorca, Spain
Excellent
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Mirador de Puig de Sa Moneda

Reviewed By Manuela L - Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

On peut le voir au nord de Valdemossa from the street, I think it's a very nice view, bud I don't have visited it; there are many Miradors in the region.

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