Soller & Fornalutx


Fornalutx

Fornalutx has twice been elected one of Spain’s most beautiful and best preserved village. Lovely mountain walks with stunning views wherever you go. Towards the valley of Soller with its lemon and orange groves or up the majestic Tramuntana mountain or charming country roads with the stone terraced landscape with olive groves, sheep and goats. The village itself is a ‘living’ village with banks, post office, shops, hairdresser, butcher, iron monger, carpenter, fisherman and of course the meeting point, the Plaza, a lovely little square with the church, bars, and restaurants surrounding it. The women, like in the old days, still come and do their laundry, just outside the Es Moli house, in the depot of water from the well. The same water that used to turn the mill wheel of Es Moli; the mill (our other house).

Fornalutx town square

Fornalutx town square

Fornalutx town square

Fornalutx

Soller

Soller the nearby town derives its name from the Moorish word sullier which means the golden valley from its orange groves. There was a great trade of the citrus with France and it is said that the Sun King himself, Louis XIV would eat no other oranges than the ones from Soller. Historically it was also an important weaving town. The citrus trade and the weaving industry provided for a private steam railway, carved through the mountain in the late nineteenth century connecting Soller with Palma. An enchanting option to the new toll-road tunnel linking Soller to Palma. A charming antique tram runs regularly between Soller town and the Port of Soller.
Soller Town Square

Soller Town Square

Soller Town Square

Soller Town Square


Soller street

Fountain on Soller main square

Puerto Soller

The Port itself, has an attractive sandy cove or if you prefer there are both pebbled and rocky beaches. There are beach restaurants but also some fine dining restaurants, unpretentious bars, beach activities as swimming, sailing, canoeing, wind surfing and boat trips. There are tennis and paddle courts, gyms, bicycles for hire and lots of other activities in and around Soller/Fornalutx.

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