Visiting Soller – a very old town about a half an hour away from Palma. The only train in Mallorca is running between Palma and Soller. The train on its own was quite an experience – a real vintage train with lovely wooden coaches running through the a few small villages. The mountainous route was spectacular with valleys of olive and orange groves and fig orchards all along!
The whole town looks like a “terracotta town” with its brown and stone colour buildings. It is known for being a very well preserved medieval town. It is built (like most Balearic towns) about a mile away from the port and has become a very popular tourist attraction. The Ice-cream factory, leather factory and the oldest Sobrasada factory in Mallorca (operating since 1900!) making speciality sausages, patés, hams and “leberwurst” (liver spread) are just some of the enticements around the town. The old church is certainly worth a visit. It is beautiful inside and was just wonderful to sit down and take in all the works of art around us. By the way – the best pizza we had thus far was exactly here and the fresh orange juice and olive oil is to die for!!
We took a tram to go from Soller to the Port de Soller (pronounced Solles).I cannot remember when last have I been on a tram! It is wonderful to clickety-clack through this medieval town all the way to the see!
A week later we sailed pass Soller with the idea to anchor there for the night and were very disappointed that we had to turn around and leave this lovely harbour with its indigo blue water … it was way too packed! We hope one day we could find some water-space for at least one night’s stay!
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