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Excursions Out & About in Majorca Been on any good day trips lately (or in the last few years!)? Tell us all about it.

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Old 16-02-2009, 10:54
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We have just returned from a short 6 day visit, 7th to 13th Feb.

We visited Randa, the Monastery on the hill just beyond Petra. You get an excellent view of the whole island. We went to view the almond blossom but it was not at its peak. Its worth finding all 3 Sanctuaries on this hill.

Randa has toilets, restaurant, picnic areas and the biggest golfball!! you can find on Mallorca. We certainly recommend this trip.

Also nearbye we went to Restaurant Ses Torres just outside Petra where you can eat and drink as much as you like for 9 euros per person. It was packed. Seats 800! It was packed with tourists, coach parties, Truckers!! but amazing value and the food was amazingly good. Buffet style, serve yourself food and drinks. Means you can try things you wouldn't normally order!! Coffee was extra paid on entry, open lunch until about 9pm.
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Also nearbye we went to Restaurant Ses Torres just outside Petra where you can eat and drink as much as you like for 9 euros per person.
Sounds like a great place. I've tried to find it on the web & I think it is in Ariany north of Petra. Can you provide any more directions we'd like to try it. Thanks.
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Sounds like a great idea, eat and drink as much as you like for 9 Euros. Pollensa, not only the MDD girl now, the eat-as-much-as-you-like girl?
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I don't suppose that you'll believe me but it wasn't the amount that attracted me as the variety. I just like trying different sorts of food. That's also why I often go for MDD as I don't need to choose & sometimes it's something I may not have chosen from the carte but I go for it & it can really good & different.

Still our youngest son (aged 20) is coming out with us in March (another very short break) so if I can get him out of bed, he'll appreciate the all-you-can-eat, I'm sure.
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Sorry for the delay in responding, I got most of my reply typed when I suddenly lost it!! Marvelous Technology!!

You are correct Pollensa. Ses Torres is on the roundabout at the junction of the MA3340 to Petra and MA 3310/3341 to Ariany. I looked on Google maps to confirm, you can zoom in and see the size of it!!

See http://www.forum.puertopollensa.com/...ar-ariany.html for detailed directions & more info on the restaurant.


Randa is really worth the visit. Its situated off the MA5010 between Algaida and Llucmajor on the MA5017,Its well signposted. The road up the hill is the MA5018. there are three Sanctuaries to visit. The first is Oratori de Gracia with stunning views across to Colonia de Sant Jordi, accessed halfway up through a stone arch. There is plenty of parking under the overhanging cliffs. The second is the Sant Honorat but we did not go, The third is at the top, the Santuari de Cura. There is a massive golf ball here!! There are toilets, always nice to know!! and a restaurant although we have only had drinks here. We usually use the picnic area. The views all around are magnificent, from Palma to Inca, the Tramuntana, Pollensa, Arta etc. Take a map to try and identify the places.

If you go at the right time (Feb/March) the Almond blossom is stunning, unfortunately this year we were too early. Apparently some newer almond trees have been modified to flower later when frosts are less likely.

Do make a vist.
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I came across this great photo blog with pictures of Randa & all three monasteries One Mountain, Three Monasteries Mallorca Daily Photo Blog - it looks like a great trip.

Can you drive up or do you need to walk?
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Old 19-02-2009, 18:10
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You can drive up and park at each monastery. Coaches park at the top in the busy seasons.

The link to the PhotoBlog you give has some excellent photos all over the island. Thanks Pollensa for your investigative skills in finding it.
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I have not worked out yet how to put photos on here so Ive put them (temporarily!! till I get told to remove them by the powers that be!!) on the Pollensaforum FlickR site

http://flickr.com/groups/pollensaforum/pool/

Ill try to put a link into my account before I remove them.

Now removed, however I did notice the tram in Port de Soller!!
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Here we go:

Flickr: hola its gl's Photostream

It worked for me!
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Great photos Gordon but found myself looking at most of mine, which I have on flckr and as my signature on this forum!

Just looked at your new post with your own photo stream - good photos - sorry for previous comment thought somebody had stolen mine.
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Nice photos

We are going tomorrow and I am going to try and find Randa one day next week Thanks for the useful thread.

Just been on the phone with the local person that we are renting a villa from and he says the weather is very good, forecast for next week is full sun, I cant wait

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Brilliant Photos Whaley and Mark

Sunsets were brill Whaley, I wonder why I didn't upload the picture of my Berlingo Mark!!

May be we should start a new thread to put link to Photostreams of us like minded people?
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Please do post about your photos in general in the forum on 'photos' Pollensa Photos - Pollensa Forum as I know people are interested. You can always do, as whaleywanderer & Mark have done' & put a link to your photo stream in your signature.

I'm looking forward to visiting Randa & that restaurant in March!
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Thanks Labore for the link to this cultural site. It had Info about Randa here:

Santuari de Cura

Found the official? site here:

Santuari de Cura 2

Remember to select En for the english version.
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