What to do in Mallorca in Autumn and Winter
Are you planning your getaway and don't know what to do in Mallorca in autumn and winter? Here at Son Jaumell, we’ll give you some great ideas.
Mallorca isn’t just about beaches. There are great trips, routes, villages, monuments and historical places to experience - countless things to do on the island in autumn and winter. Let's have a look at them in detail!
Discover the city of Palma
Discover the city centre, its narrow streets, its history, and its culture. Visit the Cathedral (La Seu), the Lonja, or the Almudaina Palace. In the latter, you can also witness the changing of the guard on the last Saturday of the month at 12 noon.
The narrow streets, the old quarter, the Jewish quarter and the Mallorcan patios are an integral part of its history. The best way to enjoy its streets is to immerse yourself in them! Don't be scared to take a few “wrong turns”, as you’ll discover some amazing little nooks and crannies as you so do!
Also, in the winter, you simply can’t miss the Christmas lights being switched on from the Passeig del Born. After you’ve seen it, then continue strolling through the city centre or enjoy a hot chocolate with churros. Or, better still, a famous Mallorcan ensaimada.
Visit the Serra de Tramuntana
And what would Mallorca be without the Serra de Tramuntana (the Tramuntana mountain range), an area of natural beauty declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco! In addition, some villages are a must-see, such as Sóller, Valldemossa, Deià, Pollença and Fornalutx.
One way to explore the Serra and, at the same time, one of these villages, is to take the Sóller train. Its journey of barely an hour will take you through the interior of the Serra, over bridges and viaducts steeped in history, and it will leave you right in the main square of Sóller.
Each of the villages has its own secrets, stories, and iconic places to discover. Other recommendations for autumn and winter include strolling through the beautiful streets of Valldemossa and finishing your walk with one of its famous coca de patatas (special rolls). Another town to visit would be Pollensa, which you can reach by climbing the steps of Es Calvari. Have a look around the village of Capdepera and enjoy some spectacular views from the top of the castle.
Visit a village market
Another great idea for Mallorca in the autumn is to visit the one of the weekly markets held in many villages. You can find them in Artà on Tuesdays, in Sineu on Wednesdays, in Inca on Thursdays, and in Pollensa on Sundays.
Enjoy the views from a lookout point
Finally, a great way to end the day is, without a doubt, to visit one of the island's lookout points. The Faro de Formentor lighthouse, Sa Foradada from Son Marroig, and the Mirador de la Victoria are three great options among many other lighthouses in Mallorca.