Photo of Andratx

Visit Andratx

Andratx and Port d'Andratx is situated on the island of Mallorca in the Balearic Islands. Andratx is on the south-west of Majorca.

Andratx sits surrounded by almond, olive and orange groves and has the Galatos peak rising up above it - beautiful. The town is about 3km away from the coast in order to discourage attacks by pirates. The Port of Andratx is, obviously, on the coast and this has now become an exclusive holiday resort visited by the rich and famous.

Explore Andratx

Andratx has fortified towers to repel the pirates and the castle of Son Mas was built at the same time and this now contains paintings by Durer and Tintoretto. The Son Mas castle is now the Town Hall.

The upper part of the village with its cobbled streets and church of Santa Maria is particularly charming and from here you have views of the Port of Andrax.

Andratx has a good Contemporary Art Gallery, the CCA Cultural Centre. As well as good contemporary art exhibits it is home to a cafe and a gift shop.

Market day is Wednesday and this is a particularly good time to visit Andratx. The market is held by the Son Mas castle.


Explore Port Andratx

The Port of Andratx, called Puerto Andratx in Spanish, started life as a simple fishing village and has become one of Majorca's most chic resorts. Its hills are dotted with beautiful villas often owned by wealthy foreigners including Claudia Schiffer, Tom Cruise, Selena Scott and John Noakes .

Even back in the 13th century this was a popular place and both King Jamie I and the Bishop of Barcelona had a house here.

Andratx Port has plenty of bars, restaurants and shops and has an attractive marina as well as its port. The main road along the seafront is busy but behind it are quiet, pedestrianised streets.

Unfortunately Port Andratx only has a tiny beach of its own though there is a good beach at the resort of Camp de Mar just 3km along the coast.

Places to visit nearby

Take a boat trip to the Island of Dragonera nature resort.

Not far away is Palma de Mallorca, one of the most beautiful cities in Spain and absolutely not to be missed whilst you are on the island. Valldemossa is a beautiful mountain town whose monastery is the second most popular attraction in Majorca after Palma de Mallorca.

Deia is a stunning village and indeed is said to be one of the most beautiful villages of Spain.

You can find more local travel ideas in the Balearic Islands guide.

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Map of Andratx and places to visit


Andratx places to visit

Palma Cathedral

Palma Cathedral

Palma Cathedral is a stunning 14th century Gothic cathedral in Palma-de-Mallorca. It occupies a dramatic position above the Parc de la Mar and the seafront.

Palma Cathedral guide


Palma is a beautiful city with a Moorish past. Visit the Cathedral, the Palau de l'Almudaina, the Castell de Bellver, Joan Miro's studio and much more.

Palma-de-Mallorca guide


Valldemossa is a hill town with a monastery where George Sand and Frederic Chopin once stayed.

Valldemossa guide


Deià was once the home of Robert Graves and his grave is here. Deia is one of the most beautiful villages of Spain.

Deia guide


Soller is one of Mallorca's nicest towns and the Port de Soller is set in a beautiful bay.

Soller guide


Port-de-Soller is a lovely seaside town set on a stunning bay surrounded by mountains on the north coast of Mallorca.

Port-de-Soller guide

...or see all our recommended places to visit in Balearic Islands