Icono Rutas 45 Southwest route

This municipality has some of the best tourist infrastructure in the Balearics but it is not just beaches here… Calvià is the gateway to the Tramuntana mountains and was also the entrance point for the earliest contacts with other cultures that came from overseas. Its importance since the earliest times is apparent in its archaeological sites from the Bronze Age. The remains found in its necropolises and archaeological sites are evidence of its large population and the intense cultural contacts with other points in the Mediterranean. The period of Muslim domination has left its mark in the “Puig de sa Morisca Archaeological Park and the numerous defence towers dotted along the coast are traces of the subsequent struggle for control of the sea.

A journey along this coast and the natural spaces in this zone is a quite an experience, one that will take you back to a more recent but no less interesting past; manor houses, ice houses, lighthouses, viewpoints amongst sea cliffs and pine trees… these are the surroundings that captivated Chopin and George Sand and the Archduke Ludwig Salvator of Austria.