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As befits its location, the municipality of Bunyola has ten mountains within its area, the highest of these is Rateta at 1,118 metres and the lowest is Puig de S´Estremera at 277 metres.
For those wishing to visit Bunyola by car, the main Ma-11 Palma to Soller road, does run less than 1km to the west of the town,
making it quite a short journey from the centre of the city.
Looking to the west on a clear day, there's also quite spectacular views over the plains of central Majorca towards the Sierra Tramuntana mountain ranges that dominate the western coast of the island.
A detailed version of this route, complete with links to maps where appropriate, is available from the Route Map link on the left hand frame of this page.
Given its close proximity to Palma, the town is also easily accessible by rail. If you do happen to be visiting from Palma then letting the train take the strain is heartily recommended.
The Palma to Soller service stops in Bunyola town several times a day and is a lovely way to visit the area. It is a real treat to sit in one of the vintage brass and mahogany carriages that are a trademark of the train, whilst admiring the breathtaking scenery en-route.
Bunyola is certainly well worth a visit as, despite being so close to the capital, it is still remarkably unspoilt and a real slice of old Majorca, with a wealth of both cultural and natural heritage. The geography of the region is effectively split into two, the rugged northern half of the municipality includes a section of the Tramuntana Mountains and has some impressive tracts of Majorcan oak forest on its lower slopes, whereas the southern section lies within the lowlands surrounding Palma.
This area has always been a very prosperous part of Majorca, and at the foot of the mountains, some of the grandest buildings on the island have been built. Large traditional Majorcan manor houses abound, with notable examples being those at S'Alqueria, Biniforani, and Sa Font Seca.
There are also two old residences with magnificent gardens that are open to the public, these being Raixa to the south and Alfabia to the north of Bunyola town. The latter was a former Muslim residence that is approximately 3.5 km to the north of Bunyola, which we'll hopefully cover in more detail on the Attractions pages.
Bunyola has for the most part, ignored the tourist developments that have taken place throughout the rest of the island, and is one of the few untouched Mallorcan villages that still exist. Most, if not all, visitors here will be independent travellers who use the town as a convenient base to see what still remains of the undiscovered Mallorca, away from the over developed beach resorts and all night karaoke bars along the popular south coast.
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