Discovering the Charm of Sóller (+ Top things to do, where to stay)

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Soller, one of the 5 most beautiful villages in Mallorca

Nestled in the northwest of Mallorca, the charming town of Sóller is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. With its stunning art nouveau architecture, picturesque streets, and beautiful natural surroundings, it’s no wonder why this town is a popular destination for travelers seeking a peaceful and relaxing getaway. It is within reason why this is one of the 5 most beautiful villages of Mallorca. Here’s a guide to help you make the most of your visit and discover Sóller and all the top things to do.

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History of Sóller

Sóller has a rich and fascinating history that dates back to the 13th century. The town was founded by the Moors and was later conquered by the Christians during the Reconquista. During the 19th century, the town experienced a period of great prosperity thanks to the production of oranges and lemons, which were exported to France and England. This period of prosperity is reflected in the town’s beautiful architecture, with many buildings designed in the art nouveau style.

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seaview hotel in Soller

Where to Eat

Sóller is known for its excellent food and wine, with many restaurants and cafes offering delicious and authentic local cuisine. Here are some of our top picks:

  1. Ca’n BoQueta: This cozy restaurant serves delicious traditional Mallorcan food in a beautiful courtyard setting.
  2. Sa Granja: This restaurant is housed in a beautiful 17th-century building and offers guests a unique and authentic dining experience.
  3. Forn de Sant Cristòfol: This bakery and cafe is famous for its delicious pastries and cakes, which are baked fresh daily.

How to Get There

The easiest way to get to Sóller from Palma is by taking the historic wooden train, which has been operating since 1912. The train takes you through beautiful mountain scenery and offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Another option is to take the bus, which is a more affordable but less scenic option.

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Top Sights – Sóller top things to do

Sóller has many beautiful sights and attractions that are worth a visit. Here are some of our top picks:

  1. Jardí Botànic de Sóller: This beautiful botanical garden is home to a wide variety of plant species from around the world.
  2. Museu Balear de Ciències Naturals: This museum houses a fascinating collection of natural history specimens, including fossils, minerals, and animals.
  3. Església de Sant Bartomeu: This beautiful church is one of the most famous landmarks in Sóller and is known for its stunning art nouveau architecture.
  4. Port de Sóller: This beautiful harbor is home to a wide variety of restaurants, cafes, and shops, and is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the sea breeze. Read more about the port area here.
  5. Fira de Sóller: This annual festival celebrates the town’s history and culture and features traditional music, dance, and food.
Sóller top things to do
Sóller – top things to do

Where to Stay – Sóller top things to do

If you’re planning to visit Sóller, you’ll want to stay at one of the many beautiful hotels in the area. Here are our top 5 picks:

  1. Hotel Espléndido: Located right on the seafront in the heart of Sóller, Hotel Espléndido is a stunning hotel with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean. With its stylish and comfortable rooms, excellent restaurant, and beautiful pool area, this hotel is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Prices start at around €200 per night.
  2. Ca’n Isabel: This charming boutique hotel is located in the heart of Sóller and offers guests a unique and authentic experience. With just 7 rooms, each decorated in a different style, this hotel is perfect for those seeking a personalized and intimate stay. Prices start at around €170 per night.
  3. Gran Hotel Sóller: This elegant 5-star hotel is housed in a beautiful building that dates back to the 19th century. With its stunning interiors, beautiful gardens, and luxurious amenities, this hotel is the perfect place to indulge in a bit of luxury. Prices start at around €250 per night.
  4. Hotel L’Avenida: This stylish boutique hotel is housed in a beautiful art nouveau building and is located just a few minutes from the center of Sóller. With its spacious rooms, beautiful pool area, and excellent restaurant, this hotel is the perfect place to relax and recharge. Prices start at around €200 per night.
  5. Finca Ca N’ai: This charming 17th-century farmhouse is located just a short drive from Sóller and offers guests a tranquil and peaceful stay in the heart of the Mallorcan countryside. With its beautiful gardens, cozy rooms, and excellent restaurant, this hotel is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Prices start at around €150 per night.
  6. Los Geranios: Thinking of traveling to Soller but hoping to find a hotel under the radar? If that’s the case, Los Geranios is your place. This small family owned 4 star hotel is located at Platja d’en Repic. This is one of the nicest beaches on the entire island and you also have a first line view from your room. Read more about my experience here.

Whether you’re looking for a luxurious stay or a more authentic and personalized experience, Sóller has a hotel to suit your needs. So why not pack your bags and discover the charm of this beautiful town for yourself?

Sóller top things to do

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In conclusion, Sóller is a charming and historic town that is definitely worth a visit on your trip to Mallorca. From its beautiful architecture to its delicious food (paella, steak) and wine, and stunning natural surroundings, Sóller has something for everyone. And with its easy access from Palma and its many beautiful hotels, Sóller is the perfect place to unwind and relax on your Mallorca holiday. Make sure to check out our other articles on Mallorca, including our guide to Palma and our recommendations for the top wineries to visit. Happy travels!

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