Pre-Congress Trips

Saturday, 25th June 2016: Visit to Port Soller and Soller

  • Price: 45€
  • Departure time: 15:30 h
  • Departure place: Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma
  • Estimated Arrival time: 19:45h
  • Number of Participants: 25 Minimum

Departure from Palma de Mallorca to Port Soller by bus.

Port Soller: it is one of the most beautiful fishing ports on the island, with beach front lined with enticing shops and pavement cafes. A 25 minutes tram trip in the valley of Soller will take us from Puerto Soller to Soller.

Tram: On 4th October 1913, Mallorca’s first electric tram line was inaugurated, running between Sóller and the Port of Sóller. The same tram will be taking you around the valley of Soller passing through the village, the orange orchards and the only natural harbour in the West coast.

Soller: The municipality of Sóller takes up a valley in Sierra Tramontana, delimited by the sea. This town has several monuments and buildings of Historic-Artistic interest, such as the parish church of Sant Bartomeu, from the 14th century, the modernist building that houses the bank Banco Central Hispano and Ca´n Prunera, a modernist ancestral home.

Port Soller

Sunday, 26th June 2016: Visit to Bellver Castle

  • Price: 30€
  • Departure time: 10:00h
  • Departure place: Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma
  • Estimated Arrival time: 12:00h
  • Number of Participants: 25 Minimum

The Bellver Castle is a Gothic style castle on a hill 3 km northwest of Palma de Mallorca. It was built in the 14th century for King James II of Majorca, and is one of the few circular castles in Europe. Long used as a military prision throughout the 18th to mid-20th century. The castle originally served as a residence for the Kings of Mallorca whenever they were not staying in mainland Europe, and was subsequently seldom used as a residence for viceroys during the 17th century. As a fortification, it suffered and successfully resisted two sieges during the Middle Ages. In 1931, the Spanish Second Republic gave the castle to the city of Palma, along with the forest surrounding it. It became a museum in 1932, being restored in 1976 to become the city’s History museum.

Bellver Castle