Beside the well known Majorca there is another Majorca, a secret Majorca. Among the enchanting villages of the island there are the very popular ones, like Valldemossa or Alcudia, but there are also other less known, but equally beautiful ones that we should not miss during our holidays on Majorca. In this last category is the small village of Banyalbufar. Would you like to go for a walk?
The small mountain village, also known as Bañalbufar (the Spanish name instead of Catalan), lies in the southwest of the Tramuntana mountain (less than 30 kilometres from Palma de Mallorca).
The village has remained almost unchanged over the years due to its geographical isolation, but not because it is far away (nothing is far away from our villa in Majorca as everything is close on Majorca), but precisely because the village is located in the heart of the Sierra de Tramuntana. To get there, we have to drive a few small winding roads. This difficulty in getting there has enabled the village to retain the traditional Mallorcan appearance. But there are not only access problems, but also parking problems (especially during the high season), as the village does not have many parking facilities (there are bus lines to the village).
Nevertheless you should visit this unique village. You will discover a place with a unique charm that will leave an unforgettable impression after your holiday in Majorca.
First the village, a picturesque little village full of Mallorcan tradition with narrow and winding alleys, fields and vineyard terraces, to use as much land as possible that adapts to the rugged geography of the mountain. And of course we can taste a local white wine in one of the two wine cellars (which also offer guided tours and tastings).
But this village is characterized both by what one must see in it and by what one can see of it. Banyalbufar offers us some of the most beautiful and impressive views we can enjoy during our holidays in Majorca. These views combine the delicacy and finesse of the Mediterranean Sea (with beautiful coves such as Banyalbufar or Es Corrals Fals) with the hardness and curvature of the Tramuntana mountain range (UNESCO heritage), the best of both worlds in a whole that will take our breath away. Speaking of stunning views, don't miss the Mirador de ses Ànimes (also known as Torre des Verger). This watchtower was built in the 16th century in order to warn of pirate attacks.
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