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The town of Deià in Majorca

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IntroductionIntroduction

General presentationGeneral presentation
Deià is a small village in the island of Majorca, whose houses are grouped around the church.
EtymologyEtymology and toponymy
The name of Deià seems to come from the Arabic word Ad-daia which means "village".

In Castilian Spanish, Deià is called: Deya.

LocationLocation

Location Deia (author Joan M. Borras). Click to enlarge the image.
Deià is located on a rocky promontory near the sea, at the foot of the Serra de Tramuntana.

The town of Deià is adjacent to those of Sóller, Bunyola and Valldemossa.

The city of Deia in Mallorca - Deia view from the old town. Click to enlarge the image.The city of Deia in Mallorca - Deia. Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab).
The city of Deia in Mallorca - Deia. Click to enlarge the image.The city of Deia in Mallorca - Deia. Click to enlarge the image.
The city of Deia in Mallorca - Deia. Click to enlarge the image.The city of Deia in Mallorca - Deia. Click to enlarge the image.

VisitsVisits

The city of Deia in Mallorca - Soller to Deia Road. Click to enlarge the image.The city of Deia in Mallorca - Deia. Click to enlarge the image.The city of Deia in Mallorca - Deia. Click to enlarge the image.
The city of Deia in Mallorca - Deia. Click to enlarge the image.The city of Deia in Mallorca - Deia. Click to enlarge the image.The city of Deia in Mallorca - Deia. Click to enlarge the image.
The city of Deia in Mallorca - Deia Lane. Click to enlarge the image.The city of Deia in Mallorca - House Deia. Click to enlarge the image.The city of Deia in Mallorca - House Deia. Click to enlarge the image.
ChurchThe Parish Church of St. John the Baptist (Església parochial de Sant Joan Baptista)
The parish church of St. John the Baptist, at the top of the village of Deià, has a tower defense tower that serves since the sixteenth century.
The city of Deia in Mallorca - Deia Church. Click to enlarge the image.The city of Deia in Mallorca - Deia Church. Click to enlarge the image.The city of Deia in Mallorca - Interior of the Church of Deia. Click to enlarge the image.
MuseumThe Parish Museum (Museu Parochial)
The parish Museum of Deià houses an impressive collection of religious objects, icons and gold coins.
CemeteryThe Cemetery
Behind the church is the cemetery, there was a magnificent view of the village, the mountains and the sea right to left.
The city of Deia in Mallorca - Portal Cemetery Deia. Click to enlarge the image.The city of Deia in Mallorca - Cemetery Deia. Click to enlarge the image.The city of Deia in Mallorca - Cemetery Deia. Click to enlarge the image.
The city of Deia in Mallorca - Cemetery Deia. Click to enlarge the image.The city of Deia in Mallorca - Cemetery Deia. Click to enlarge the image.The city of Deia in Mallorca - Cemetery Deia. Click to enlarge the image.
MuseumThe Archaeological Museum
The research center of the archaeological museum displays objects found in the area of Valldemossa.
CoveThe Cove of Deià (Cala Deia)
Three kilometers below the village at the end of a winding road through olive orchards, lies the small cove of Cala Deià. Cala Deià has a beach of pebbles, boathouses built in caves, restaurants and bars.
The city of Deia in Mallorca - Coast Deia. Click to enlarge the image.The city of Deia in Mallorca - Coast Deia. Click to enlarge the image.The city of Deia in Mallorca - Deia Creek. Click to enlarge the image.
VillaVilla of the Estaque (Se Estaca)
The city of Deia in Mallorca - Villa s'Estaca. Click to enlarge the image.The city of Deia in Mallorca - Catherine Zeta-Jones to s'Estaca, oil painting by Denis Brugger. Click to enlarge the image.The villa S'Estaca in Moorish architecture, was the country home of Archduke Luis Salvador of Habsburg-Lorraine who housed a young Majorcan officially steward of his estates. In the adjoining properties Archduke produced Malvasia wines that made him win numerous awards at international fairs.

The large villa S'Estaca currently belongs to the American actor Michael Douglas (the son of "The Ragman's Son"), an admirer of the Archduke and married to British actress Catherine Zeta-Jones.

HikingHiking near Deià
The hike of Camí des RibassosHiking the Ruta de los PintoresHiking Torre de Sa Pedrissa
The city of Deia in Mallorca - Hike Cami Ribassos to Deia. Click to enlarge the image.The city of Deia in Mallorca - Hiking the Ruta de los Pintores in Deia. Click to enlarge the image.The city of Deia in Mallorca - Hiking Map Torre de Sa Pedrissa. Click to enlarge the image.

KnowledgeHistory, geography, arts, traditions, flora…

HistoryHistory
Patch Deia. Click to enlarge the image.
The December 31, 1229 Jaume I, King of Aragon entered Medina Mayurqa (the name given by the Moors in the city of Palma de Mallorca) and ending the Muslim domination of Mallorca. The Deià area was attributed to Count of Roussillon and Cerdanya (Comte del Rosselló i la Cerdanya), Nuno Sanç. Moreover, Gilabert de Cruilles, lord of the Empordà, took possession of the area Llucalcari.

The name of Deià is mentioned for the first time in 1583 in the archives of Valldemossa, Deià date gained independence from Valldemossa.

In the late nineteenth century Archduke Luis Salvador of Austria, a member of the Royal Family of Austria-Hungary acquired a large number of properties in Deià, such as Sa Pedrissa, Son Gallard, Son Marroig, Sa Marina, Can Malrich, Es Rafal and so on, creating a large land and exerting a strong influence on social and political life of the region.

CharacterCharacters
The city of Deia in Mallorca - English Tourist in Deia. Click to enlarge the image.
The city of Deia in Mallorca - Sainte-Catherine Thomas Deia. Click to enlarge the image.One of the holy Catholic Mallorca, Santa Catalina Thomas, spent part of his youth in the area of Son Gallard.
The city of Deia in Mallorca - In memory of artists Cemetery Deia. Click to enlarge the image.Deià has always attracted many artists: painters, writers, musicians and film actors, which gave him its bohemian atmosphere and allowed the town to be called "artists' village of Majorca."

InformationPractical Information

General informationGeneral information
Buses run daily from Palma to Deià.
HotelHotels
La Residencia
Luxury hotel where many celebrities have stayed Lady Di, Michael Douglas, Tom Hanks and many others.
Sa Pedrissa
The city of Deia in Mallorca - Catherine Zeta-Jones at the hotel Sa Pedrissa, oil painting by Denis Brugger. Click to enlarge the image.The hotel Sa Pedrissa is housed in a historic country house of the seventeenth century that belonged to the Archduke Luis Salvador.

There are only eight rooms, but the terrace offers a beautiful view of the sea

RestaurantRestaurants
Restaurant Jaume
Nice view, but slow service and portioned.

Address: Arxiduc Lluis Salvador 22 E - 07179 Deià

The city of Deia in Mallorca - Restaurant Jaume. Click to enlarge the image.The city of Deia in Mallorca - Restaurant Jaume. Click to enlarge the image.The city of Deia in Mallorca - Restaurant Jaume. Click to enlarge the image.

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