Soller Majorca Engel Völkers
The town of Sóller, with its wonderful horse-shoe shaped port, is situated on the west coast of Majorca in the region of the Tramuntana mountain range. Nowadays its attraction is for the day trippers who arrive from Palma on the antique electric train and wish to spend time in the mains plaça soaking up the atmosphere and the stunning views of the surrounding mountains. For those who feel more adventurous there are numerous walks, which reveal to true beauty and magic of this location.
In former times the valley was a great producer of citrus fruit and olives, which were exported to France directly from the port of Sóller. Following a plague, which devastated the harvests in 1865, the groves slowly recovered and those who had left to seek their fortunes abroad now returned to the valley bringing with them their new found wealth. This is reflected in the buildings you see around the town, especially in locations such as the Grand Via and the Calle Lluna where you will see a wonderful example in the Ca'n Prunera museum.
In the month of May the town is the location for one of the famous Majorcan festivals: Es Firó. It is a re-enactment of the fierce battle when the townsfolk defeated the invading Moorish army in 1561. The whole town takes part and the celebrations go on well into the early hours.