Soller is set in an enviable position, amongst orange groves and between the mountains & sea. This grand old town is one of our favourite spots on the island, so we thought it would be useful to let you know our top 3 favourite things to do whilst in Soller.
Hike the hills: Soller is surrounded by stunning mountains so many visitors can’t resist getting their walking boots on and exploring the countryside. There are coastal trails with dramatic sea views as well as exhilarating mountain paths to follow. If you stick to the many designated trails, they are well signposted and looked after.
The best times for walking are the winter, spring and autumn. Unless you are acclimatised to hot weather, the high season may prove too hot for hiking.
Train to Palma: take the vintage wooden narrow gauge train dating from the early 1900s through the Tramuntana mountains and then enjoy a day out in the vibrant capital of Palma. The trip is worth taking as it heads through stunning mountain scenery, over bridges and a five arched viaduct.
We’d recommend taking a train that stops off at a vantage point (at no extra charge), so you can take some photographs of the beautiful surrounds. A great time to visit is February when the valleys are filled with almond blossom.
Can Prunera: this art gallery is worth visiting to see the house alone, a modernist architectural delight built in 1909-11.
The stairwell and decorative floor tiles are stunning and the attention to detail throughout is something special in itself.
Can Prunera also holds a permanent Modernist art collection which includes works by Picasso, Matisse and Miro as well as national artists.
After enjoying the above three, make sure you take time to relax in the cafes in Soller’s main square.
Enjoy the gentle bustle of the square whilst taking in the grandeur of the modernist Sant Bartomeu Church & Banco Central Hispano.
If you wish to be in heart of it all then stylish Hotel L’Avenida is a fabulous place to stay.
Images courtesy of & copyrighted by The Other Mallorca & Tren de Soller.