Soller rates alongside Palma as a ‘must-see’ for visitors to Mallorca. Just a couple of kilometres inland from the north-west coast, cradled in a valley surrounded by the Serra de Tramuntana, the town, with a population of barely 15,000, is a magnet for day-trippers.
Soller has cobbled streets, Modernist architecture, galleries featuring the work of Picasso and Miro and yet is just minutes away from the orange, lemon and olive groves that are such a key part of its history.
It’s also at the northern end of a narrow gauge train ride some 27 kilometres and an hour and a half away from bustling Palma. Whilst Soller may not have Palma’s boutiques, it does have shops featuring traditional hand-crafted Mallorcan products including jewellery, paintings, ceramics and sculptures plus drinks and ice creams made from fresh Soller orange and lemon juice. You’ll also find pastry shops and tapas bars, together with an array of cafes and restaurants.
Soller’s location within the Serra de Tramuntana makes it an ideal start point for some spectacular walks and hikes.