Route by car to rent for Soller and Alfabia gardens
Visit to Soller and the Alfabia gardens
On the way to Soller and 17 km from Palma are the "Gardens of Alfabia", a sample of a Majorcan manor house and an orchard, garden, and house complex.
Situated in the "Serra Tramuntana", its location was not randomly chosen. Thanks to the zone's unique microclimate, the farmstead has water all year round. Water that feeds the lemon and orange trees in its orchard, poplars, palms, jasmine, and lakes in its gardens, and the famous "water game", an undisputed highlight in the complex, consisting of a seventy-two column pergola and twenty-four stone spouts as fountains.
Lodging is open to the public and the house, comfortable and intimate, is more of a country home than an aristocratic mansion. On its primary facade, the Mudejar coffered ceiling, "colcadors" or benches used to mount horses and their enormous bronze-plated doors are noteworthy.
After the visit, we go to Soller, a Majorcan municipality located on the island's northwest coast, in the bottom of a fertile valley dotted with ancient olive forests and orange groves. It is the ideal place to go for a hike thanks to its long network of trails, some of which are paved, traversing the mountains, peering over them to the sea.
Three kilometers from Soller and connected to it through the "sa Mola Tunnel" is the Soller natural port, (Port de Sóller), a significant tourist hub where the Picada Tower can be visited. The tower was constructed to defend the coast from pirates and privateers and the Oratory of Saint Catherine, can also be visited. It has been converted into the Museum of the Sea.