Mallorca

Mallorca is my favorite place in the world! I have visited several times and I am amazed at how I still discover something new every time. The nature, people, food, sun, beaches, cliffs, mountains, blue water, palm trees, warm weather – everything is just wonderful. Mallorca has a well-functioning public transportation system. I recommend renting a car or scooter to tour the island, keeping in mind that parking is much easier for a scooter, with limited space for cars. If using a coaches don’t forget to wave at the driver when you want it to stop, otherwise it will just drive by without stopping

Mallorca on minu kõige lemmikum koht maailmas. Ma olen seal käinud mitmeid kordi ja iga korraga avastan ma midagi uut. See loodus, inimesed, söök, päike, rannad, kaljud, mäed, helesinine vesi, palmid, soojus – kõik on lihtsalt suurepärane seal. Mallorcal on väga hästi toimiv bussisüsteem, kuid soovitan saarel ringi liikumiseks pigem rentida rolleri või auto. Rolleriga on veidikene lihtsam, kuna seda on kergem parkida. Väga tihti on suviti kõik parkimiskohad populaarsemate randade juures täis. Ühistransporti kasutades tuleb lisaks bussipeatuses seismisele, bussijuhile käega märku anda, kui on soov vastava bussi peale minna. Muidu nad sõidavad teist lihtsalt peatumata mööda. 538637_401778183194131_1482855713_n

Mallorca is the largest island of the Balearic Islands, it is also one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Mediterranean. There are activities for everyone, that’s why it is very suitable destination for younger people, older people and families with small children. The island of Mallorca has been inhabited for about 9,000 years. There have been many different cultures dominated in Mallorca, all of which have left a trace behind. The area of Mallorca is 3604 km². The island is 96 km long and 72 km wide. It takes around one hour to get from the one side of the island to another

Mallorca on Baleaari saarestiku suurim saar. Mallorca on üks Vahemere populaarsemaid turismisihtkohti. Tegevust leiab siin kõigile. Mallorca on väga sobivaks sihtkohaks ka lastega peredele. Mallorca saar on inimeste poolt asusutatud olnud juba umbes 9000 aastat. Mallorcal on valitsenud palju erinevaid kultuure, millest kõik on jätnud endast jälje maha. Mallorca pindala on 3604 km². Saare pikkus on 96 km ja laius 72 km. Ühest saare otsast teise jõuab umbes tunni ajaga.Pildiotsingu mallorca map tulemus

The capital city of Mallorca is Palma de Mallorca. There is possible to enjoy both – beach holiday and city trip in Palma de Mallorca. This town has many different sights, shopping places, restaurants, bars, aquarium, dolphinarium, cathedral and a castle.

Mallorca pealinn ja ühtlasi põhilisi vaatamiväärsusi on Palma de Mallorca. Palma de Mallorcas on võimalik nautida nii ranna- kui ka linnapuhkust. Linnas on mitmeid vaatamisväärsusi, ostlemiskohti, restorane, baare, akvaarium, delfinaarium, katedraal, loss mäe otsas..IMG_7617

The most famous sight in Palma de Mallorca is the gothic Saint Mary Cathedral, La Seu in Catalan. According to the legend, the cathedral was built by the king of Aragon Jaime I, who was hit by the storm on his way to conquer Mallorca. He promised to build a church as an honor to the god. It is possible to visit the cathedral’s roof, but only together with a guide. Access to the Cathedral’s roof is open from the late April to the end of October. The entrance costs 12€. Visiting the roof doesn’t depend on how many people have booked the tour. My sister and I were the only ones who wanted to visit the roof at that time, so we got a private tour from the guide :D.

Linna kõige kuulsamaks vaatamisväärsuseks on 1299. aastal ehitatud gooti stiilis Palma Pühak Maria katedraal, katalaani keeles La Seu. Katedraali lasi legendi kohaselt ehitada Aragoni kuningas Jaime I, kes jäi teel Mallorcat vallutama tormi kätte ning tõotanud, et kui Jumal lubab tal pääseda, ehitab ta tema auks suure kiriku. Katedraali katusele on võimalik minna, kuid ainult koos giidiga. Pääs katedraali katusele on avatud aprilli lõpust kuni oktoobri lõpuni. Pääse maksab 12€. Katusele on võimalik koos giidiga minna olenemata inimeste arvust. Meie õega olime sel ajal ainukesed katusele minna soovijad ning seega saime privaattuuri 😀 IMG_7310IMG_7333IMG_7330IMG_7345IMG_8611IMG_7395IMG_8512IMG_8550IMG_7373IMG_20150107_113046

Another well-known tourist attraction in Palma is the Castell de Bellver, it is about 5km from the city center, up on the hill. The castle is 113 meters above sea level. The castle is in the gothic style and was built during the Kingdom of Mallorca (1276-1349). It was built by Jaime II for his summer residence, but soon it was used as a prison until 1915.

Teine tuntud vaatamisväärsus Palmas on kindlus Castell de Bellver, mis asub umbes 5 km kaugusel kesklinnast mäe otsas. Kindlus asub 113 meetri kõrgusel merepinnast. Kindlus on ehitatud gooti stiilis Mallorca kuningriigi (1276-1349) ajal. Jaime II lasi selle ehitada oma suveresidendiks, ent peagi sai sellest vangla, milleks hoone jäi kuni 1915 aastani. DSCN6373DSCN6374DSCN6377DSCN6379DSCN6380DSCN6390DSCN6394DSCN6416DSCN6426

The church of Santa Eulalia – one of the oldest churches in Palma de Mallorca.

Santa Eulalila kirik – üks vanemaid kirikuid PalmasIMG_8548

One can see an incredible array of fishes, sharks and other sea animals at the Palma Aquarium. If you are feeling adventurous, you can even dive with the sharks! The entrance is 25€ for adults and 14€ for children.

Palma Akvaarium  kus näeb erinevaid kalu, haisid ja teisi mereelukaid. Seal on ka võimalik sukelduda koos haidega. Akvaariumi pilet maksab täiskasvanule 25€ ja lstele 14€.  IMG_7738IMG_8592IMG_6427IMG_6415

The Marineland Dolphinarium, is known for its aquatic animal show, where a family of dolphins, parrots and sea lions all put on a fantastic display! There is also a small zoo, a few aquariums and a room for amphibians. The entrance is 25€ for adults and 15€ for children.

Marineland delfinaarium, kus näeb delfiinide, papagoide ja merilõvide etendust. Marinelandis on ka väike loomaaed, mõned väiksemad akvaariumid ja kahepaiksete ruum. Marinelandi pilet maksab täiskasvanutele 25€ ja lastele 15€.IMG_6303IMG_6344

The old town of Palma de Mallorca is very beautiful with its narrow streets.

Palma de Mallorca vanalinn on väga ilus oma kitsaste tänavatega. IMG_7285IMG_7331IMG_8479IMG_8480IMG_8506IMG_8507DSCN6525DSCN6536IMG_8478IMG_7279IMG_7273

The second biggest city in Mallorca is Alcudia what is surrounded by a wall with the Roman time ruins and the beach resort town Port de Alcudia. Port de Alcudia beach is the most populated in Mallorca, because it is located in the city and it is very easy to get there. There is a bus between Palma de Mallorca and Port de Alcudia in every hour, it takes around one hour and the ticket costs around 5 euros during the summer season, and less than five euros in winter time.

Teine suurem linn Mallorcal on müüriga ümbritsetud Alcudia koos Rooma-aegsete varemete ja rannakuurorti Port de Alcudiaga. Port de Alcudia rand on Mallorca kõige rahvarohkem, kuna asub linnas sees ja sinna on väga kerge pääseda. Palma de Mallorcast sõidab igal tunnil buss Alcudiasse ja Port de Alcudiasse. Bussireis võtab aega ühe tunni. Pilet maksab suvehooajal umbes viis eurot sentidega, hooajavälisel ajal alla viie euro. IMG_6655IMG_6658IMG_6660IMG_6662IMG_8471IMG_8076IMG_8075IMG_6675IMG_8081

About a half-hour walk from Port de Alcudia you will find Alcanada beach on stones. This beach is only known by locals, so there are not so many people there and water seems to be cleaner than some hundreds meters away at Port de Alcudia beach.

Port de Alcudiast umbes poole tunnise jalutuskäigu kaugusel on kivine Alcanada rand. See rand on turistide poolt suhteliselt tundmatu, enamus külastajaid on kohalikud inimesed. “Rand” on kivide peal. Vesi tundub ka puhtam olevat seal kui mõned sajad meetrid edasi asuvas Port de Alcudia rannas.IMG_8136IMG_8638IMG_6695IMG_6772IMG_6693IMG_6775

One of the most beautiful and popular places in Mallorca is peninsula Formentor, Cap de Formentor. It is the most northerly peak in Mallorca. From the Port de Polencia city it is possible to take a bus to Formentor’s beach, but for visiting the top of the peninsula you will need another transportation. The residence of the royal family of Spain should also be somewhere close to Formentor beach, or one of the residences 😀

Mallorca üheks ilusaimaks ja populaarseimaks paigas on Formentori neem ehk Cap de Formentor. Formentori neem on Mallorca kõige põhjapoolsem tipp. Port de Polencia linnast saab bussiga sõita Formentori randa, kuid neeme tippu sõitmiseks on vaja autot või rollerit. Seal kandis asub ka Hispaania kuningapere suveresidents. Või üks neist 😀IMG_8633IMG_7853IMG_8634IMG_8635IMG_6454IMG_6493IMG_6577IMG_6548IMG_6550

Driving down from the Cap de Formentor, there is a beautiful view over the city of Port de Pollencia.

Cap de Formentori tipust alla sõites avaneb ilus vaade Port de Pollencia linnale.IMG_6599IMG_6605

Valldemossa is a small picturesque village surrounded by Tramuntana mountains and the forest.

Valldemossa on väike maaliline küla, mis on ümbritesetud Tramuntana mägede ja metsaga. 483221_418545844850698_1054418428_n

Soller is a traditional village in Mallorca, which is located in the valley between the mountains. There are many old buildings and it is possible to see the authentic Mallorca old lifestyle. There is a narrow railway between Soller and Palma de Mallorca. It takes one hour to drive from one city to another by a wooden train. Next to Soller is Port de Soller, harbor village.

Soller on traditsiooniline Mallorca küla, mis paikeb mägede vahel orus. Seal on päris palju säilinud vanaaegseid ehitisi ja sealt leiab autentseid Mallorca eluviise. Solleri ja Palma vahel on kitsarööpaline raudtee. Rongi puuvagunites on võimalik teha tunni ajane reis ühest linnast teise. Soller kõrval on kohe sadamaküla Port de Soller.

Deia is a village on the north side of the island. Deia is famous for poets, musicians and writers who lived there. Deia is considered to be the most beautiful city in Mallorca.

Deia on küla saare põhjaosas. Deia küla on kuulus seal elanud poeetide, muusikute ja kirjanike poolest. Deiat peetakse saare kõige ilusmaks linnaks. 528773_289118921195767_1524297429_n

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Dragon Caves or Caves del Drach is a popular tourist destination. The caves consist of four caves connected to each other. At the end of the caves is a large underground lake, where will be a small concert at the end of the tour. It is not allowed to take photos inside the caves. Photos and more information you will find here.

Draakoni koopad ehk Caves del Drach on populaarne turismissihtkoht. Caves del Drach koosneb neljast üksteisega ühenduses olevast koopast, kõige lõpus on suur maa-alune järv, kus toimub ka väike kontsert tuuri lõpus. Koobastes ei tohi pilte teha. Rohkem saab koobaste kohta infot ja pilte siit.

Mallorca has a coastline of over 550 km and over 200 beaches. It is possible to find sandy beaches, as well the bays between the rocks. You need to climb over stones and stumps to get to the beaches. I suggest to wear comfortable shoes and not flip flops.

Mallorcal on rannajoont kokku üle 550 km ning seal asub üle 200 ranna. Randu on erinevaid pikki liivarandu kui ka kaljude ja kivide vahel asetsevaid lahesoppe. Paljude randade juurde pääsemiseks tuleb ronida üle kivide ja kändude. Sellepärast soovitan randa minnes panna jalga mugavad jalanõud.

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There are different companies offering boat trips with different routes to the beautiful places close to the island. The trip lasts couple of hours and the boat makes a break for swimming. We chose the Costa Norte route, the northern coast route.

Port de Alcudia sadamas on mitmeid ettevõtteid, mis pakuvad erineva marsruudiga paadireise. Reis kestab umbes paar tundi, vahepeal teeb laevuke peatusi, et ujuma minna. Meie valisime Costa Norte ehk põhjaranniku marsruudi.523882_420456694659613_672386312_n539789_420456614659621_1204091302_n

There are many different options for accommodation in Mallorca island. I have usually stayed at my friend’s place, who rents out rooms from his house through the Airbnb page. His home is located in a small town Llubi in the middle of the island. You can pick lemons and grapes from the tree in his garden. If you are lucky and get a room on the second floor, you will get a great view of the mountain and sunset. In the morning you can wake up to the roosters crow and cows mooing. 😀 You can find my friend Jaume’s Airbnb from here.

Mallorca saarel on palju erinevaid majutusvõimalusi. Mina olen seal tavaliselt ööbinud oma sõbra juures, kes rendib oma majas tube ka Airbnb lehe vahendusel. Tema kodu asub Mallorca saare keskosas väikeses Llubi linnakeses. Jaume aias saab võtta otse puu küljest sidruneid ja viinamarju. Kui teil õnnestub saada tuba ülemisele korrusele, siis sealt avaneb suurepärane vaade mägedele. Hommikuti saab ärgata kuke kiremise ja lehma ammuu peale. Jaume Airbnb leiab siit.IMG_8020IMG_7998IMG_7787IMG_7788IMG_6453IMG_8466IMG_8640

One of Spain’s most famous party place Magaluf is also in Mallorca. I recommend it to party animals. There is also a beautiful sandy beach in Magaluf, but I don’t recommend it as a travel destination for families with children. There is a street Magaluf strip where all the street is full of nightclubs, bars, restaurants.. There is also one of the best nightclubs in the word called BCM. There are many famous artists performing in BCM, such as Hardwell, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Martin Garrix, David Guetta and many others. The capacity of this club is more than 7 thousands people. The club ticket is around 30€, but it consists of a free BCM gifts (usually a T-shirt or top) and access to 15 ultimate all-inclusive bars all night. In other smaller bars and clubs the ticket normally includes one free shot. It is crazy what is going on in Magaluf in high seasons. The main clients are British, Irish and Swedish. People are partying there like there is no tomorrow. It is kind of sad to watch how people are too drunk and when they get tired they just sleep on the streets right there. When you are parting in Magaluf you need to be extra careful. There are big groups of women who are waiting for those drunk men to flirt with them, offering some services, actually just waiting for the perfect moment to steal everything from their victims. It is not easy to save those victims when you are alone. The women groups are just so big and they may have a knife.

Mallorca saarel asub ka üks Hispaania kuulsamaid peopaiku Magaluf. Sinna soovitan minna peoloomadel, ning mitte minna lastega peredel. Magalufis on küll ka ilusad liivarannad, kuid seal on Magaluf strip, tänav mis on täis erinevaid ööklubisid, restorane, baare .. Seal asub ka üheks maailma parimaks ööklubiks nimetatud BCM, kus suvel esineb palju erinevaid maailmakuulsaid artiste nagu näiteks Hardwell, David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Calvin Harris, The Chainsmokers ja paljud teised. See klubi mahutab üle seitsme tuhande pidulise. Klubipilet algab umbes 30 eurost, kuid see sisaldab BCM klubi kingitust (tavaliselt T-särk või maika) ja tasuta jooke klubi 15 erinevas baaris.  Teistes väiksemates baarides ja klubides sisaldab pilet tavaliselt ühte tasuta shotti. See, mis suve kõrghooajal seal toimub, on lihtsalt uskumatu. Põhiliselt käivad seal britid, iirlased ja rootslased. Igas vanuses inimesed pidutsevad seal nii nagu homset poleks. Nii mõnigi kord on seda kurb vaadata, kuidas inimesed on lihtsalt nii üle joonud ja magavad seal samas tänaval maas. Magalufis pidutsedes tuleb olla väga ettevaatlik, seal on suured naiste grupid, kes ootavad neid purjus mehi, et siis neid võrgutada ja taskud tühjaks teha. Kes juba rünnakuohvriks valitud, neid päästa pole enam nii lihtne. Sel juhul ähvardatakse päästma minejat noaga. 

There are many waterparks in Mallorca (Hidropark, Western park, Aqualand El Arenal). It is also possible to go on a dolphin watching trip by boat, kayaking, snorkeling, dive.

Mallorcal on mitmeid väliveeparke (Hidropark, Western park, Aqualand El Arenal). Lisaks on võimalik minna delfiinivaatluse, süstamatkale, sulkelduma, snorgeldama.

I also recommend visiting the islands Ibiza and Menorca what are right next to Mallorca. It is easy to get there by plane or boat. I will write more about Menorca on my next post.

Samuti soovitan külastada Mallorca kõrval asuvaid saari Ibizat ja Menorcat. Teistele saartele saab Mallorcalt lennuki või laevaga. Menorcast räägin juba järgmises postituses.

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