Fornalutx, Majorca Island
Fornalutx is one of the many impossibly beautiful mountain villages that dot the mountainside in northern Mallorca. It's located about 6km east of Soller, and consists of winding, narrow streets joined by steep staircases, and picturesque leafy squares. It's scenic location has made it very popular with ex-pats, who apparently own about 40% of the homes in the village.
The nicest approach to Fornalutx is on foot from Soller. The path is well signposted and easy to follow, and for most of the walk you follow the GR 221, a long distance hiking path that crosses the island from west to east. The views along this route are great, both of the valleys around Soller, and the mountains behind. After about 30 minutes walking you arrive in Fornalutx, where there are plenty of nice cafes and restaurants to pause for a break.
Fornatlutx was the greatest positive surprise for me in Mallorca.
This old, picturesque village with its 500 multicultural inhabitants is one of the most beautiful spots I ever visited.
The buildings are nearly all renovated and the houses shine ochrely. Just walk around the small streets and alley ways, which are too narrow for cars, enjoy the view over the village roofs, its blooming plants and the surrounding Tramuntana mountains.
Regardless of which way or steps you take, you'll be fascinated by this lovely and charming village.
After your walk take a coffee at the main plaza and talk with the friendly inhabitants.
Surprisingly this romantic place was not overran by tourists, perhaps because it is situated a little abroad. There are also not many facilities for tourists like restaurants and hotels.
Fornalutx is a small village near Soller. This is a nice place to spend a couple of hours having lunch or a drink.
Fornalutx won already twice the award of the most beautiful village in Spain. A wonderful and very charming little town ...