Thinking about getting to know Mallorca? Sóller is the place for you, one of the island’s most enchanting areas and considered one of the most beautiful towns in Mallorca. With this post, at SólleRoom, your hotel in Sóller, we want to give you the chance to explore what awaits you in this spectacular place before you arrive.
We’ll take you on a narrative tour, stopping briefly at some of the most historic and iconic places around our hotel in Sóller. We’ll stop off first at the Plaza de la Constitución, before following on our route by train, visiting the Jardí Botánic, and finishing up our journey at the picturesque Port de Sóller.
Sóller is a small town located at the foot of the Serra de Tramuntana that enjoys a citrusy aroma coming down from the orange trees that surround it. The area is known for its fruit in both Mallorca and around the world. Sóller is full of nature, history, culture… And it’s been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once you see it, you’ll understand why.
Now, let’s look at some of the historic attractions you’ll find here:
Plaza de la constitución
Sóller’s Plaza de la Constitución is the heart of the town, found right next to our hotel in Sóller, SólleRooms. The plaza is surrounded by local bars and cafes, where you can spend your days making the most of the great weather in Sóller. You’ll also be able to admire the iconic Sant Bartomeu church that presides over the plaza. A church that has gone through five architectural phases, from Gothic and Baroque to Modernist constructions.
You’ll also find the town’s local government and other Modernist stone buildings in the Plaza de la Constitución. The tranvía de Sóller tramway crosses the principal plaza in Sóller and connects it to the Puerto de Sóller.
This plaza is where the main activity and life of the town is lived out. It’s the centre of all the local festivals and always full of the local people of this wonderful town in Sóller. The Plaza de la Constitución is the perfect place to relax and enjoy your surroundings.
Ferrocarril de Sóller Train
The ferrocarril train in Sóller is an architectural and emblematic attraction that embodies Sóller. You’ll find the ferrocarril de Sóller train station just three minutes from SolleRooms, your hotel in Sóller.
Construction of the tracks began in 1869 and they were completed in 1912. The ferrocarril railway is still active today, and lets you travel from Sóller to the city of Palma de Mallorca in the most romantic possible way.
The Sóller train still preserves its original appearance, with wooden carriages and period details. The route is approximately one hour long, just as it always has been, travelling along the Serra de Tramuntana at a gentle speed and letting you look out across some idyllic landscapes. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to jump aboard the Sóller train.
Another place of interest is the Jardí Botánic de Sóller, Sóller’s botanic gardens, just a few minutes from the centre. It’s a conservation and research centre was founded in 1985 with the aim of conserving native, rare or endangered species found in the Balearic Islands and the Mediterranean. They research their conservation and reproductive biology.
The Jardín Botánico de Sóller has an outreach and education plan that offers schools and adults alike the opportunity to get to know its beautiful plant collections and raise awareness of the importance of their protection and conservation.
Entry to the Jardí Botánic is €8 per person or €50 for a group, if you want a guided tour of the gardens.
Port de Sóller
It’s now time to catch the tranvía de Sóller and make our way to Port de Sóller, a small fishing village. Puerto de Sóller is a place with a lot of history and, most importantly, a beautiful promenade – the ideal place to enjoy some great seafood or a paella overlooking the sea. At the same time, you can also enjoy both of the coast’s beaches and stroll along the pier full of fishing boats.
In the past, the inhabitants of Port de Sóller had to sail in order to trade or barter, as access to the port was made difficult by the Sierra de Tramuntana mountain range. Another important part of Port de Sóller’s history is the continuous landings of Algerian and Turkish pirates, which the inhabitants confronted with wooden swords and small catapults. These events give rise to the traditional festival held every year in Sóller, Es Firó, which commemorates the victory.
Other things Port de Sóller has to offer include the number of excursions and activities both on land and on water that you can do, from boat trips, diving, hiking… to cycling routes.
You can visit and enjoy all of this from your hotel in Soller, SólleRooms. What better way to get to know Mallorca than soaking up all of its culture and tradition from your place of rest on your holidays in Mallorca.
SólleRooms is an old Mallorcan house, Ca’n Palou, which across its lifetime was once a monastery and later a family residence. We’ve converted the building, maintaining its impressive Mallorcan stone and decorating every corner with the essence of the island, from its rooms to its cosy interior courtyard, to turn it into the ideal place to disconnect.
So, don’t hesitate any longer, come to SólleRooms, your hotel in Soller – get to know Mallorca, get to know Sóller, and do so in the best way possible.