Ready to discover another one of the magnificent towns on Mallorca? We’re ready to offer you our best advice on a new ‘pocket guide to…’ and today we’re visiting a beautiful town set in a valley of orange groves between the mountains and the sea. Would you like to come with us and make the most out of your visit to Sóller? Let’s do this!
The Nakar pocket guide to Sóller
We know that there are TONS of things to see when visiting Mallorca. And by doing our ‘Nakar pocket guide to…’ we want to make the job much easier for you. We highlight all the nice things to see and do in our (and your) favorite towns and villages. Today it’s Sóller’s turn.
Sóller: beauty and authenticity in the West of Mallorca
There are three ways to get to Sóller: one is by renting a car and driving, the other one is hopping on a bus and the third (and our favorite) is to do it ‘old school’: on the vintage train. The train starts at Palma’s train station, located right beside the ‘Estació Intermodal’ in front of Plaza España. The route from Palma to Sóller runs along with attractive landscapes, making the trip worth it from beginning to end (it’ll take you one hour to get from Palma to Sóller by train with a quick stop in Bunyola).
We highly recommend visiting Sóller on a market day: on Saturdays. The main square, Plaça Constitució, comes alive filled with stalls where you can buy local products, crafts and more. At the main square, one thing that will catch your eye is the beautiful church of Sant Bartomeu, built in the 13th century. A baroque structure was added in the late 17th century and the modernist façade was created in 1904. In 1912 an arched tower suspended above the rose window was added. While strolling through the cobbled streets of Sóller’s town, go have ice cream at ‘Fet a Sóller’, the local ice cream you won’t be able to resist.
For lunch you can choose from many high-end restaurants, one of our favorites is ‘Can Boqueta’, located inside a traditional townhouse. Chef Xisco Martorell re-invents traditional Majorcan dishes to offer a unique tasting menu. If you’re in a rush, you can also head to ‘Re Organic’ for a quick, delicious and healthy bite.
After lunch, you can hop on the vintage tram running from the town to the port and take a walk by the seafront at Port de Sóller to wrap up a perfect evening.