Mallorca Island

Mallorca Island

By Akash Ranjan

Most of the royal families of Spain pay a visit to Mallorca and that makes it very obvious that it is their favorite destination. Have you ever wondered what is so special about this island? It tops the list of best islands of Spain and that is not it, it was voted as the second best island in Europe and the sixth best in the world. This island has numerous wonderful beaches, white sand and crystal-clear waters. The beaches provide the stunning views of mountains as well as that of hills along with aqua-blue water. The scenic beauty is so mesmerizing that no one likes to depart from such a place.

It also has rich history and architecture. According to the visitors, the most impressive site on the island is Le Seu cathedral in Palma de Mallorca which is also the island’s capital. The gothic cathedral is built on the site of a former Arab mosque and it is one of the highest gothic cathedrals in the world. It is 44 meters tall. No tourist place is complete without literature, art and music. This island has provided a reason of inspiration to millions and that is why many artists, writers and musicians have flocked to its shores in search of inspiration. French writer, George Sand spent his winters during 1838-39 along with Chopin who was a composer. Agatha Christie after visiting this island wrote a short story about her stay here. Joan Miró who was a Spanish artist married on this island in 1954 and settled here permanently.

The Spread Mountains all around the island adds more to the beauty. In the northern backbone to the island, one can find The Serra de Tramuntana which is a mountain range. This mountain range is declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO which carries great physical and cultural significance. Beautiful old towns attract more tourism. Every building tells a different story which visitors need to explore. The island has beautiful old towns which are perfect for scenery. One can lie down and relax on the beachside and enjoy the pleasant weather along with the winds.