Nestled upon the northern tip of Majorca’s majestic coast, the small and serene village of Canyamel provides a refreshing respite from the tourist filled resorts of alternative areas. Due to an almost non-existent tourist industry, the town has perfectly preserved its rich cultural heritage and restaurants only serve classic Spanish cuisine.
Canyamel’s most iconic landmark is irrefutably the Torre de Canyamel, a perfectly preserved medieval tower that exudes a mysterious air of ancient majesty. After thorough renovations, the tower is now the resort’s architectural icon and its Gothic characteristics and distinctive design make it the most unique building of its kind in Europe.
One the resorts outskirts resides the commanding Capdepera Castle, a righteous structure recently rescued from ruin. Explorers are able to wander around the atmospheric battlements and venture insight the sacred Church San Juan, in which ancient carvings and grand Gothic statues rest.
Those seeking to satisfy cultural cravings will be overwhelmed by the rich cultural tapestry of Arta; the neighbouring medieval village is an anachronistic array of ancient architecture and preserved tradition. Its seminal museum, The Regional Museum of Arta, features a diverse collection of textiles, tapestries and relics that detail the regions interesting history and is well worth the short trip upon the scenic mountain road.
The rustic wooden furnishings, deep blue table cloths and energetic atmosphere of Restaurante Isabel makes it a firm favourite amongst both locals and visitors; refreshing sangria, sublimely seasoned seafood and classic Spanish paella are just a few of the regional delicacies presented on this simple yet stylish menu. (Via de les Coves, 39, 07589 Canyamel)