By Corey Sandler, Destination Consultant Silversea Cruises
Mallorca is Spain’s largest island possession, and its second-most populated island (after Tenerife in the Canary Islands.)
On this visit, we are avoiding the hustle and bustle of the principal city of Palma de Mallorca, and instead coming in to the ancient village of Alcudia to the north.
Alcudia has seen human settlements dating back thousands of years, and today a village mostly of the 13th to 16th centuries is flanked by Roman ruins and modern resorts.
There is something very special about the island of Mallorca in the Mediterranean.
Something that attracted ancient peoples, the Roman empire, the Moors, Pirates, and Vandals.
Also the great composed Frederick Chopin, the artist Joan Miro, the poet Robert Graves, and the great architect Antoni Gaudi.
Each came for short visits but left behind significant reminders of their genius.
The capital city of Palma, with its broad boulevards and spectacular cathedral, is one of the lesser-known treasures of the Mediterranean.
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