Sóller is a municipality located in Serra de Tramuntana. It is bounded by Fornalutx, Escorca, Bunyola, Deià and by the sea to the west. It has an extension of 42.56 km² and a population of 10000 inhabitants. The town of Sóller is located in a beautiful valley, surrounded by the highest mountains in Mallorca. It is one of the most unique places on the island due to its natural isolation and the beauty of its landscapes. In 1912 the valley of Sóller was connected to the rest of Mallorca thanks to the inauguration of the railway services, which since then link the valley with Palma. Today, a tunnel also connects the valley and the city.
The archaeological discoveries of Muleta prove that the oldest Mallorcans lived here during the Pretalaiotic and Talaiotic culture. In Sóller, there are many lived in caves from the Pretalaiotic period. The presence of human beings during Talaiotic times is proved by the Talaiot of Sa Roca Roja, the cave of S’Alova and the site of Can Tamany, where two bronze figures of a war deity from the 4th and the 2nd century BC where found. In Puig d’en Mora and Ses Tanques de can Serra there are also prehistoric necropolis.
During the Arab period, this municipality covered the current areas of Sóller and Fornalutx. It was one of the last redoubts occupied by Christians during the Catalan conquest.
Most streets are narrow. On the main facade of some old house you can still see symbols that were painted under the influence of pagan superstitions.
One of the most interesting aspects of the town are the big mansions of modernist or colonial style. They were built between the late 19th century and early 20th century by emigrants that hat returned from America and France.
The Plaça de sa Constitució is the core of Sóller. The tram crosses the square to take passengers to Port de Sóller. This square is full of life, with bars and restaurants. It is the centre of all kind of cultural and leisure activities.
Information of Interest
Parish temple of Sant Bartomeu, founded in 1248.
Ethnological Museum of Sóller
Missionaries of the Sacred Heart Convent (18th century)
Port de Sóller is one of the few refuges on the north coast of Mallorca. From there, you can go on a boat trip to Sa Calobra, Deià, Sant Elm and the island of Sa Dragonera
Can Prunera Museum
Old tram, which travels a distance of 5 km between the town and the harbour
Lighthouse of Cap Gros in Port de Sóller, from which you can enjoy stunning views across the coast
The Oratory of Sant Ramon de Penyafort (13th century)
Train of Sóller: Period train that links Sóller with the city of Palma travelling through the stunning Serra de Tramuntanta. The journey has a duration of an hour and a half.
LINK OF SÓLLER TOWN COUNCIL
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