A client recently took a visit to the village and told me that, if anything, it has only become more charming thanks to its independent shops and galleries and festivals of art and music. No doubt part of what makes Valldemossa so very special is that it is tucked away from the bustle of other resorts in Mallorca, and with a population of only 2,000 people it’s a quiet, peaceful retreat away from major tourist spots. But that doesn’t mean it’s not an easy place to visit if you know what you are looking for – here are the reasons why I think you should make a visit to Spain’s prettiest village.
The blonde stone of Valldemossa’s paved streets and houses can always be relied upon to cast a sunny disposition on those who wander the village’s quiet lanes. A beautiful feature is the decorative flowers and green plants that line the sides of the streets. I also like to look out for the image of Mallorca’s patron saint and Valldemossa’s famed daughter, Saint Catalina Thomàs, found in many of the doorways of the houses; these are traditionally placed to help protect their occupants from harm. A festival takes place every year on 28 July in celebration of Catalina Thomàs – this is the most important fiesta of the year for locals and sees hundreds of people taking to the streets in parades of a statue of a saint. I was talking with a client recently who had visited Valldemossa during this time and found it a truly uplifting experience.