The Serra de Tramuntana

Did you know that the Serra de Tramuntana, the mountain range where the picturesque village of Banyalbufar is located, was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2011? Its traditional dry stone constructions, terraces and outstanding hydraulic system feature the landscape of this village, which makes it unique.

Banyalbufar is one of the least known villages of the Serra de Tramuntana

However, its history is very interesting. It was during the Muslim conquest (10th century) when its name originated. It was initially called Bany al Bahar, which means village by the seaside. It was back then when its hydraulic system was designed, and it was so effective that it is still being used today.

Due to a lack of industry in this area, local people used to mainly work as cattle breeders, fishermen and farmers

The main cultivation was vineyard, which was exclusively used for Malvasia production, a fine white wine that was exported to the mainland and highly appreciated by wine producers. Unfortunately, the phylloxera plague was devastating and forced local people to replace wine production with tomato farming.

Nowadays, this small coastal village still preserves its unique terraces and beauty, and gives visitors the opportunity to wander through its narrow streets, explore its countryside, watch unforgettable sunsets, soak up the sun, cool off on its beautiful cove after a hot day and enjoy its delicious gastronomy.
Besides, Banyalbufar isn’t just the ideal destination for sea lovers but also for mountain lovers. The fact that it is located in the Serra de Tramuntana allows guests to enjoy wonderful hiking and cycling routes too.

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