Soller & Port de Soller

Soller & Port de Soller

Soller & Port de Soller

Soller rates alongside Palma as a ‘must-see’ for visitors to Mallorca. Just a couple of kilometres inland from the north-west coast, cradled in a valley surrounded by the Serra de Tramuntana, the town, with a population of barely 15,000, is a magnet for day-trippers.

Soller has cobbled streets, Modernist architecture, galleries featuring the work of Picasso and Miro and yet is just minutes away from the orange, lemon and olive groves that are such a key part of its history.

It’s also at the northern end of a narrow gauge train ride some 27 kilometres and an hour and a half away from bustling Palma. Whilst Soller may not have Palma’s boutiques, it does have shops featuring traditional hand-crafted Mallorcan products including jewellery, paintings, ceramics and sculptures plus drinks and ice creams made from fresh Soller orange and lemon juice. You’ll also find pastry shops and tapas bars, together with an array of cafes and restaurants.

Soller’s location within the Serra de Tramuntana makes it an ideal start point for some spectacular walks and hikes.

 

Port de Soller

Port de Soller, one of the main ports on the Island, still boasts the charm of a traditional fishing village.

It was given a multi-million Euros makeover in 2007 and the work undertaken reflects both French and Puerto Rican influences.

Port de Soller has had a tram link with Soller since 1913 and some of the original tram cars are still used today on the 5km line.

Its striking horseshoe-shaped bay has a restaurant-lined promenade and the Platja d’en Repic is the most popular of its beaches, with their calm, shallow waters, perfect for families.

The harbour is the departure point for boat trips along the coast and scuba diving enthusiasts are also well catered for.

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