Prettiest village in Spain
Fornalutx is one of Mallorca’s most adorable stone-built villages, a postcard pretty authentic mountain village located in the Sóller Valley. This charming hillside village is situated high up the Tramuntana mountain range overlooking Sóller and is often referred to as the ‘Prettiest village in Spain’.
There’s a few different ways to get there, whichever one you choose, you will not be disappointed, the traditional rustic charm, the mountainous backdrop, the idyllic stone buildings with red tiled roofs and terraced groves crowded with citrus trees all come together to gift the village a magical, charming quality.
It’s worth visiting the town for a few hours just to take in the ambience provided by the scent of the surrounding orange and lemon groves, charming lanes, beautiful residences with green shuttered windows and multi-coloured flower boxes and gardens.
In the village, locals, expats & tourists rub shoulders together as they chill out in the various cafés and shops. Many of the cafés have terraces providing fantastic views with a mountain backdrop.
Cyclists and hikers
Due to the multitude of excellent walking trails and cycle routes, Fornalutx is one of Mallorca’s top destinations for cyclists and hikers.
Within the village, you will find its historic Gothic church; which was built in 1639 and has benefitted from more recent Baroque-style renovations. Other attractions include the town hall with its 17th-century defense tower.
Fornalutx has received prizes and recognition for tourism and conservation. In 1983 it was awarded the Mallorcan Tourism Board Silver Plaque for the defence and maintenance of the village. The same year the General Secretary for Tourism gave it the Second National Price for Towns embellished and maintained in Spain.