How to Spend a Day in Soller, Mallorca

Spain, Soller Guide (B): How to Spend a Day in Soller, Mallorca

Soller is a beautiful, ancient town set between the mountains and the shoreline in Western Mallorca. Situated amidst orange and lemon groves, Soller is a popular day trip destination from Palma de Mallorca. 

Walking through the ancient cobblestone streets, history comes alive, with its first inhabitants migrating in 5200 BC the Talayotic Times. Since its origins, Soller suffered many attacks from Algerian Moorish Pirates, resulting in countless battles between the Moors and the Christians. In the 1800’s, Soller became one of the leading exporters in olives and citrus fruit.

The main town is separated from the Port of Soller, but connected via tram. Note that siesta occurs in the afternoon, so it best to visit in the morning to beat the heat and experience the best of what Soller has to offer.

In 1912, the rail link from Palma to Soller was built, and in 1914 tram lines linked Soller with the Port of Soller to aide in the export of oranges. Travelers can rent a car, but I recommend taking the historic train from Palma to Soller.  ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: How to Spend a Day in Soller, Mallorca
Guide Location: Spain » Soller
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Sant Bartomeu Cathedral   Calle Isabel II   Carrer de sa Lluna   Cristofol Colom   Soller Botanical Gardens   Ecovinyassa   Placa Constitucio  
Author: Elizabeth Kovar
Read it on author's website: http://www.lemontreetravel.com/blog/how-to-spend-a-day-in-soller-mallorca