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The town of Bunyola in Majorca - The gardens of Alfàbia

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The gardens are Alfàbia interesting gardens at the foot of the Pass of Sóller on the island of Majorca. They have beautiful fountains and a variety of plants.

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The gardens Alfàbia Mallorca - Area Alfàbia - Click to enlarge the image
The domain (possessió in Catalan) of Alfàbia is located at the foot of the Serra d'Alfàbia which supplies water to the Torrent of Orchard.

The domain of Alfàbia is on the right side of the main road from Palma to Sóller, 17 km from Palma and 2 km north of Bunyola, just before entering the tunnel of Sóller.

Geographical coordinates: 39° 42' 59" N ; 2° 41' 33" E

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The gardens Alfàbia Mallorca - Area Alfàbia - Click to enlarge the imageThe gardens Alfàbia Mallorca - Area Alfàbia - Click to enlarge the imageThe art of Moorish garden skillfully transformed the area into a jungle of many trees, exotic plants and flowering shrubs. These beautiful gardens, restored in the nineteenth century in a medieval Moorish spirit that also possess a number of Renaissance and Baroque extraordinary beauty.
The gardens Alfàbia Mallorca - Staircase gardens Alfàbia - Click to enlarge the imageA magnificent avenue of poplars leads the field, on the left, a grand staircase lined with palm up to a fountain that dispenses water from the Serra d'Alfàbia.
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The tank covered with a barrel vault collects water to irrigate gardens Serra.
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The gardens Alfàbia Mallorca - former kitchen gardens of Alfàbia - Click to enlarge the imageThe house farm workers shows an example of housing popular in the nineteenth century.
The large pergola, with its fountains, is pure Renaissance style.
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This large pergola leads to the grove of the finca.
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Lush vegetation, but the layout carefully studied, can stroll among the palm trees, bamboo, bougainvillea, fig, orange, lemon and other plants and flowers.
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The peace and quiet is disturbed only by the lapping of the water basins and fountains.
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The Alfàbia gardens in Mallorca - the Palm Gardens Alfàbia - Click to enlarge the image
The area also has a more naturalistic part, dating from the nineteenth century, including a small pond with its wetland vegetation.
The gardens Alfàbia Mallorca - Pond of Alfàbia gardens - Click to enlarge the image
Fitted to the foot of the steps of the residence terrace you can enjoy a glass of orange or lemon juice freshly squeezed, refreshing drink in this romantic garden, dotted with water points so significant in this arid part of the island.
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The gardens Alfàbia Mallorca - Entry of the manor - Click to enlarge the imageThe gardens Alfàbia Majorca - Balcony of the manor - Click to enlarge the imageThe gardens Alfàbia Majorca - Balcony of the manor - Click to enlarge the image
The former residence of the Moorish vizier of the twelfth century, it is the beautiful ceiling of the door, Mudejar, which bears an inscription that praises Allah.

The Baroque façade and porch Renaissance provides access to a patio.

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The chapel overlooks the patio.
The gardens Alfàbia Mallorca - Chapel Manor Alfàbia - Click to enlarge the image
The manor's lounges offer a fine example of old Majorcan furniture, mostly fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, as well as antiques.
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Gothic seat of the fourteenth century carved oak, is presented in another room.
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The antechamber is the most interesting room with its coffered ceiling wood inlaid with ivory.
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The hall of the mansion.
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The area also has his farm.
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The olive oil mill is located in the basement of the mansion.
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The gardens Alfàbia Mallorca - Carob near the Alfàbia area - Click to enlarge the image

KnowledgeHistory, geography, arts, traditions, flora…

HistoryHistory
The area originally belonged to a Moorish vizier, Ben Abet, who had helped the future King Christian de Mallorca, Jaume I, in the reconquest of the island, and had been rewarded by the possession of the field.

InformationPractical Information

General informationGeneral information
The property of Alfàbia belongs to the Zaforteza family and is open to the public.
Visiting hoursVisiting hours
Visits:

Address: Carretera Ma-11 Palma-Soller, 17 km

Summer hours (April 1 to October 31): Monday to Saturday, from 9:30 to 18:30, closed on Sundays.

Winter hours (November 1 to March 31): Monday to Friday, from 9:30 to 17:30 ; Saturday from 9:30 to 13:00, closed on Sundays.

Entrance fee: € 4.50.

Phone: 00 34 971 613 123

Site on the Web: www.jardinesdealfabia.com

RestaurantRestaurants
Surrounded by palm trees, a refreshment bar serves delicious orange juice and fresh lemons.

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