Soller is a delightful town in the north west Tramuntana, just twenty minutes from Palma city.
Surrounded by mountains, its setting is quite dramatic and from here you can see Mallorca’s highest peak, Puig Major. The Tramuntana range was awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO.
The town is well connected with the city, especially since the toll tunnel closed in September 2017, improving the traffic flow. You can also travel by train from Plaza Espana in Palma. The line opened in 1912 and the “Ferrocaril de Soller” is famous for its vintage, open sided wooden carriages.
Life in Soller revolves around the town square which features the church of Sant Bartolomeu. Surrounding lanes are full of terraced, stone houses, some of which have grand interiors.
The surrounding countryside comprises orchards, olive and citrus groves. Before the tunnel opened, Soller was relatively isolated and the only way to reach Palma was via a serpentine road over the mountains. Local farmers traded oranges and lemons with mainland Spain and France by sea and the area still attracts notable numbers of French visitors today. The area is popular with hikers and walkers as there are countless paths and trails. It also offers some challenging cycling. There are fiestas throughout the year, the most notable among them the festival of the Moors and the Christians with re-enactment of a battle which took place in 1561.
Fincas and country houses surrounding Soller usually have water rights, whereby they can draw water from mountain springs at designated points, together with water deposits to collect rain water.
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