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Carrer de la Pau, 39, 07300 Inca, Islas Baleares, Spain
Chef Tomeu Torrens’s restaurant, formerly one of the island’s oldest wine cellars, is a perfect setting for enjoying pa amb oli (bread and olive oil) and the signature lechona asada, crispy-skinned suckling pig. Carrer de la Pau, 39,...
Carrer de s'Horitzó, 21, 07314 Caimari, Illes Balears, Spain
Sisters Maria and Teresa Solivellas serve six-course meals based on the traditional Mallorcan/Mediterranean diet, including locally sourced fish and lamb, and seasonal vegetables. Horitzó, 21, 34/971-515-226 This appeared in the October 2014...
Gran Via, 43, 07100 Sóller, Illes Balears, Spain
At lunch, Chef Xisco Martorell offers a bargain five-course menu del día. It might include black rice risotto with squid. For wine, try the Chateau Paquita, a blend based on the region’s revived Callet grape. Gran Via, 43; 34/971-638-398 This...
Carrer Joan Carles I, 48, 07360 Lloseta, Illes Balears, Spain
Chef Santi Taura’s tasting menu changes weekly and brings modernist touches to dishes that Taura’s grandparents may have eaten, such as whitefish with a sauce made from the nepantis stone fruit. Carrer Joan Carles I, 48, 34/656-738-214 This...
Carrer de Saridakis, 29, 07015 Palma de Mallorca, Islas Baleares, Spain
One of Spain's most influential artists, Joan Miró had a long love affair with Mallorca where he moved at age 63 in 1956. His focus was on recurring themes, like landscapes, birds, stars, and the sun and moon. In his later works, his style...
Carrer Portella, 9, 07001 Palma de Mallorca, Islas Baleares, Spain
Another of Spain's most famous 20th-century artists is well represented by the Museo Can Morey de Santmarti which opened in the summer of 2012. Housed in a 16th-century palace near Palma's cathedral, 200 works by the surrealist artist's drawings...
Carrer de la Missió, 7A, 07003 Palma de Mallorca, Islas Baleares, Illes Balears, Spain
The quintessential art lovers' hideaway on a quiet side street in the old town of Palma is Hotel Convent de la Missió, a 14-room gem. The owners, who are avid art collectors, transformed a 17th-century monastery and added a hammam, Japanese roof...
Carrer de la Unió, 15, 07001 Palma, Illes Balears, Spain
Mallorcan cuisine is much more than paella on the beach (though nothing wrong with that). Make sure to try an ensaïmada, a pastry that dates back for centuries and made its way from Mallorca to many of Spain's former colonies around the world. Its...
Carretera Es Capdellá-Galilea, km 1.7, 07196 Es Capdellá, Calvía, Illes Balears, Spain
The local dining scene draws some of the country's top chefs. Few islands its size can boast that they have five Michelin starred restaurants: Es Fum, Es Moli d'en Bou, Es Racó de's Teix, Jardin, and Zaranda (where the dish seen here was...
Carrer de Castanyer, 2, 07100 Sóller, Illes Balears, Spain
The best way to reach Soller is by antique train. It makes the trip several times a day from Palma to Soller. Along the way you'll see orange groves, mountains, and villages hidden away in the countryside.
Plaça de la Seu, s/n, 07001 Palma, Illes Balears, Spain
Take a quick break from the afternoon sun on Majorca's gorgeous beaches and pop into the massive harbor-side Cathedral. Begun in 1229, this stunning structure took hundreds of years to complete, and underwent a more recent facelift under the...
Carretera Vieja Valldemosa SN, 07170 Valldemossa, Illes Balears, Spain
An adorable village near the northern coast. Very small and quiet during the low season, Valdemossa is a great place to stay, hike, eat, etc. Be sure to pick up some cocas de patatas, a sweet pastry perfect for a light breakfast or to pack in a...
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