VALLDEMOSSA, MALLORCA

I heart Valldemosa.

I hadn’t been for years, but it’s still as beautiful as I remember…

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It’s known for being Frederic Chopin’s love shack.

He and his (married) lover George Sand stayed at the monastery for several months back in the 1800’s. He composed some of his very best music here, while she went on to write a book about their time in Mallorca.

You can actually visit the apartments where they stayed, but it’s expensive and I really don’t think it’s worth it unless you’re a massive Chopin/Sand fan…

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The streets are paved with stones and nearly every doorway is decorated with greenery and flower pots.

It’s stunning at this time of year!

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One of my favourite things about the town is the tiny little local shops.

They’re stocked with all sorts of Mallorcan products, from woven baskets to flavoured seasalts harvested in the South East of the island.

I loved these pots of locally-produced preserves. Look at all those flavours!!!

Sangria marmalade anyone?

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My big recommendation is (of course) about food: make sure you try a potato bun!

They’re a local specialty and absolutely freaking delicious. Soft, fluffy, dusted with icing sugar and perfect for dipping into milky coffees.

More food stuff to try: anything with oranges or almonds in it. They’re locally grown and really nice! A slice of traditional almond gateau with almond ice cream always hits the spot for me.

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It’s not a big place but soooo worth stopping by for an hour or so.

The views are fabulous, with a little balcony-view-point where you can see the sea, mountains and valley all spread out around you.

It is a bit of a popular spot, so probably best avoided at the weekends and at high season (July-August). But if you’re there at any other time of the year, make sure you stick it on your list of places to visit!

We drove up on our first day, with Dad and my sister Ches, and honestly I couldn’t imagine a nicer way to start our holiday :)

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  • Cake & Whisky

    Oh my god this looks so nice! SO sunny! I’m scared of looking through the window now!

    Sandra | Cake + Whisky

  • I’m so jealous of your life right now! x

  • Sam

    These are such beautiful photos, Katy! I’ve never been to Mallorca but these pictures make me want to go for sure xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

    • Thank you Sam! <3 definitely go if you can! Flights aren't that expensive and there are a ton of really stunning Air B&B's around as well :) xx

  • Joanne

    Oh wow, these photos are stunning! I’m so jealous, I wish I could visit this place someday! I absolutely have never heard of Mallorca until now but it reminds me a lot of Montepulciano, Italy. You captured its beauty stunningly. Thanks a lot for sharing! <3

    THOUGHTS IN TIFFANY BLUE

  • This little village (I’m assuming it’s a village) looks so stunning and it sounds like it really has a lot of character xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk

    • It is, in fact, a little village ;) I love it! All of the little villages and towns away from the touristy areas are really characterful :) so great for photographing! xx

  • Great photos chica – beautifully shot!

  • Beautiful photographs! I love finding little local shops too. Oh and your strawberry handbag is so cute!

    Nosebag NI | Food & Lifestyle – http://www.nosebagni.com

    • Thanks Sarah! :D £6 from Primark!!! I love it so much haha xx

  • Looks gorgeous Katy x

  • This looks like such a lovely place! Beautiful photos :) And almond gateau with almond ice cream sounds amazing.

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

  • Seriously amazing photography Katy! The cute doorways, paved streets & flower pots are a bloggers dream :)

    http://www.stylesunrise.co.uk

    x

    • Thank you Karen!! <3 I know right?? I was instagramming left, right and centre haha xx

  • Gorgeous photos Katy! This post makes me want to hop on a plane, stat! x

  • reneejessome

    Looks amazing there!! Great photos!

    Renee | Lose The Road

  • These pictures are amazing. I’d forgotten what such sunny weather looks like haha! looks like a lovely place to visit :) x

    Sinead | Dreaming Again

  • Beautiful photos! I love Majorca :)
    Lots of love,
    Angie

  • ninegrandstudent

    It all looks so beautiful – it’s been many years since I’ve been to Mallorca. I’d completely forgetten about the old train until you mentioned it the other day! x

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Student Lifestyle Blog

  • DAMMIT THIS LOOKS GREAT (I say this at the eve of my final exam tomorrow) and I love the streets so much! Reminds me of Malta when I went last year…. But those colorful streets look absolutely adorable! This post was so much fun to read :D

    Cherie x
    sinonym

  • The slow pace

    I love Mallorca and its hidden villages! It’s one of the most beautiful islands of the Mediterranean!
    xx.
    E.
    http://www.theslowpace.com

    • I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say THE most beautiful. Just cos it’s my home so I’m allowed haha! xx

      • The slow pace

        Well, I didn’t want to brag… but yes! It’s THE most beautiful!!! I gor married there! ;) xx

  • Bethan

    It looks so beautiful! I would love to visit one day.

    http://www.bethanlikes.com

  • All I have to say is WOW!

  • Sammie Foster

    Your photos look amazing, this looks like such a beautiful place.

    Sammie

    Little Blonde Life – Lifestyle Blog

  • BEAUTIFUL place and BEAUTIFUL pictures! :) Looks great. Lots of love, Andrea xxx
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