Sóller is a town and municipality near the northwest coast of the Balearic Island of Mallorca, Spain, 3km inland from Port de Sóller, set in a lush valley of orange groves between the mountains and the sea. It is a beautiful traditional old town worth spending time exploring.
As is quite typical of old Mediterranean town, Sóller is made up of narrow streets lined with traditional style residential townhouses with the famous green Mallorcan shutters. The main square, Plaça Constitució, has cafes where you can enjoy a refreshing beverage or coffee, and the area comes alive on Saturdays when the local market takes place; local farmers, artisan producers, bakers and fishermen offer fresh local produce. The market is a hotbed of local specialties.
Port de Sóller is a village and the port of the town, being located on the west coast it also boasts some of the best sunsets in Mallorca. The bay is bordered by a sandy beach, lined by a pedestrianised promenade where visitors flock to admire the port's unwavering beauty. Here you can find an endless stretch of cafes, restaurants and shops with the odd hotel in between. Remaining true to its traditional fishing harbour roots, seafood restaurants are in abundance.
The Sóller Train is the main attraction. The narrow-gauge railway connects the island's capital Palma with the small town of Sóller. The route was opened in 1912. The aim was to create a speedy transport link through the olive and orange trees from the Tramuntana mountains to Palma. Today, the historic railway is a tourist attraction.
Sóller is an absolute delight to visit, and its vibrant streets, lined with buildings of different architectural styles, are a pleasure to stroll through.