The 13th century town of Soller is located on the northern coast of Mallorca and is a place you must visit. Soller was the heart of wine, oil and orange country and most of its produce was exported to France. This export industry brought great prosperity to Soller.
What to see in Soller
The parish church of Sant Bartomeu in Soller was built before 1236. It has been remodelled several times. Today the main structure is Baroque, the tower is neo-Gothic and the facade is of Modernist design. In front of the church is a pleasant square in which to rest. Take a drink in one of the several bars with sunny terraces. Just behind the church is the railway station. Next to the church is the bank building. Constructed in 1889 it is of Modernist design. It has a remarkable roof structure. Other places of interest include the Church De La Sang, a solid building built between 1564-1572, the market building, constructed in 1952 and the Cultural Museum, housed in a modest family home of 1740.
The railway in Soller
The town has the impressive Puig Major (1445m) as its backdrop and is the starting point of the world famous Soller-Palma railway. Soller has been linked to Palma by train since 1912. The narrow gauge track still uses the same antique carriages and is a true delight to travel on.
Train departure times vary depending on the time of year;
During July, August and September, trains depart from Soller at 8.00, 9.15, 11.50, 14.10, 19.00 and 19.35.
During May, June and October, trains depart from Soller at 8.00, 9.15, 11.50, 14.10, 19.00 and 19.35.
During January through to April and November and December, trains depart from Soller at 8.00, 9.15, 11.50, 14.10 and 18.30.
Contact the station in Soller on 971 630 301 or the station in Palma on 971 752 051
The beaches in Soller
The wide and almost circular beach at Soller is the only one to be found on this rugged part of the island. Here you will find the fishing port that still works to this day and the Naval base at the far end of the bay.