Things to do near your Spanish villas in Majorca
Majorca is much more than sun, beautiful beaches villas with pools and cottages with hot tubs. There is plenty to see. Particularly outstanding are the island’s wonderful castles – for example Capdepera Castle, which is Majorca’s largest castle. Also well worth a visit whilst you rent Spain villas is the Bellver Castle with its unique round shape. In general, Spain can pride itself in many amazing buildings – whether you stay in villas Marbella or villas Costa del Sol, but Palma’s architecture is especially impressive. Here you will find one of Spain’s most stunning cathedrals (La Seu), the Almudaina Palace (previously the residence of the Moorish governor) and La Lonja (originally constructed to serve as a market place).
Activities and Excursions from your holiday rentals Spain
In addition to its long beaches, beautiful bays, tranquil countryside, mountains and rugged coastline, the sunny island of Majorca also offers a lot of other fascinating sights, which differentiates this island from others. You can go explore the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, which runs parallel with the sea in the north eastern part of the island. From your country cottages you can visit the picturesque town of Calvia which is characterised by its medieval atmosphere and a Romanesque gothic parish church. We also recommend that you visit the eighteenth century castle Castillo de Bemdinat, plus the dripstone caves in Porto Cristo, the Formentor peninsula and protected wild life areas like Botanicactus at Santanyí.
Museums and ruins to visit near your Spain villas
It is also worth visiting some of the many interesting museums in Majorca. The most interesting are: the Fundación Pilary Joan Miró in Palma, the Ethnological Museum in Muro and the Chopin-George Sand Museum in Valldemossa. There are also amazing archaeological sites, like the remains of a prehistoric settlement near Artà, the Roman ruins of Alcúdia and Capocorp Vell in the south of the island which is the most important archaeological site on Majorca. With so much to choose from whilst you rent holiday villas Spain, there will be something to please everyone – from history enthusiasts to artists.
Markets to visit in Majorca near your unique cottages
There are plenty of markets with local produce in Majorca. Here are some of them that are worth visiting whilst staying at holiday villas Spain:
- Sunday. 7.00 – 13.00. Santa Maria
Vegetables and cattle market.
- Sunday. 7.00 – 13.00. Felanitx
The narrow side streets are packed with various stalls and market tradesmen. All shops of the town are open on Sundays, but closed on Mondays. After shopping you should try the famous paella at “Mercado Bar”.
- Tuesday. 7.00 – 13.00. Artá
This market has become the weekly rendezvous for a large part of the island’s eastern population. The Café Parisien offers a special “market menu” for hungry shoppers.
- Wednesday & Saturday. 7.00 – 13.00. Santanyí
Produce market. Locals start shopping early in the morning on the market square in front of the impressive church. Soon tourists with holiday rentals Spain arrive and fill their baskets with fruits and vegetables. After shopping you should pay a visit to one of the three cafes and try a carajillo.
- Wednesday. 7.00 – 13.00. Sineu
Vegetables and cattle market. The little town centre is a perfect setting for this picturesque market. Do not hang about if you want to be sure of a table for lunch at the “Celler” which is situated next to the church square.