Explore two charming towns in western Mallorca
Start your visit with the gorgeous town of Valldemossa, where you will visit the Cartuja where composer Chopin once lived. Next, visit the Palacio del Rey Sancho to hear a performance of some of Chopin’s most emblematic music. Move on to the town of Deià, one of the jewels of the Mediterranean and a must go when visiting Mallorca. Deià is located in a valley in the shadow of the Serra de Tramuntana, between Soller and Valldemossa. Deià has a population of 850 inhabitants and an economy based on agriculture, hand crafts, fine arts and tourism. Located less than one hours driving from Palma’s Airport -at roughly 25 kilometres by road- by the Valldemossa way, it is made of small rock Mallorcan houses built on the valley and up to the hill. Urban construction is highly controled here in order to preserve its natural charming and protect the landscape environment, not as unfortunately happens in other areas of Mallorca. The village dates back to the prehistoric era and takes it names from the Arabic word “ad daia” (hamlet), which the Arabic used to name this place during the Islamic occupation of Mallorca in the tenth to thirteenth centuries.