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Visit Fornalutx

Fornalutx sits in the centre of the Tramuntana mountains which run the length of northern Mallorca. It sits on the edge of the Puig Major, the tallest mountain in Mallorca. Fornalutx is considered to be one of the most beautiful villages of Spain.

Explore Fornalutx

Fornalutx is a tiny village of less than 1000 residents. Its narrow streets climb up the hillside and are surrounded by the orange and lemon groves and vineyards which dot the surrounding hills.

Parking in the village is limited and it is recommended to arrive by bus or taxi.

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At the centre of the village is the Plaza Espana with the town hall and a number of cafes where you can sit down for a drink or meal and soak up the peaceful atmosphere of the village.

The surrounding streets are cobbled and steps lead you up through the village. The narrow streets are edged with beautiful stone houses many of which have the green shutters common to the houses of Mallorca.

Be sure to look up at the underside of the terracotta tiles overhanging the roofs. Some of these have been painted with simple patterns.

There is a staircase next to the town hall which leads down the hill to a small stream edged with orange and lemon trees and it is a pleasant walk to here.

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The 16th century church is the esglesia de la Concepcio and has a 16th century organ inside and an elaborate sundial on the outside. The church sits on one of the most beautiful part of Fornalutx the Mayor Mayal street which is a street of steep steps leading up from the village and which is edged with stone houses with pots of plants.

If Fornalutx has won you over and you hope to return one day be sure to drink from the fountain in the centre of the village which is said to have magic powers and will ensure you return one day.

Fornalutx is a good starting point for various hikes in the Tramuntana mountains. It is also on the GR221 which leads from Andratx on the south west coast to the north of Mallorca.

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Places to visit nearby

Nearby Soller is a beautiful town with a lovely central square with a Modernist style bank and facade of its quirky church on the edge of the square. Soller is an excellent base to explore this part of Mallorca and just a short bus ride from Fornalutx.

Port-de-Soller is just 3 kilometers from Soller and sits on a beautiful horseshoe-shaped bay surrounded by mountains. It is a very pleasant seaside town wit a nice beach and marina.

Further round the coast Deia is a quaint village with beautiful views and Valldemossa is very pretty and is home to a monestery where Chopin and George Sand spent several months during the 1930s.

Palma-de-Mallorca is the capital of Mallorca and has an attractive and lively centre which is well worth a visit.

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

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Map of Fornalutx and places to visit

 
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Fornalutx places to visit

Soller

Soller

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

Soller guide
Port-de-Soller

Port-de-Soller

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
Deia

Deia

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
Valldemossa

Valldemossa

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

Valldemossa guide
Lluc

Lluc

Lluc is a remote village in the mountains of the sierra Tramuntana and Mallorca's most important place of pilgrimage.

Lluc guide
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
 
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