The emblematic village of Calvià, located in the southwest of Mallorca, south of the Tramuntana mountain range, has become the centre of the entire municipality of Calvià. It has almost 3.000 inhabitants and awaits several charms to discover, as it is located in a natural and original environment, which at the same time preserves the Mallorcan traditions.
The town of Calvià is very popular for the residents of Mallorca, as it has the perfect combination of local restaurants to enjoy the Mallorcan culinary flavour, bars in the centre of town, weekly markets and a wide variety of events. The most visited and positively recognised restaurants are Can Torrat, located in the centre of the village, and Bar Nou, located in the nearest village, Es Capdellà, which offers the most traditional and famous Mallorcan dishes.
The village of Calvià is only 20 minutes away from the centre of Palma and other parts of the island which are easily accessible by car or public transport. The harbours, golf courses, beaches and hotels are also easily accessible, situated at a distance of approximately 10 to 20 km by car. There are also several schools which are part of the municipality of Calvia. In the village itself, there is a kindergarten, practically next to the historic church of San Juan Bautista, which is visible from almost the entire village and is a point of great tourist interest.
It is worth mentioning that Calvià is one of the main points for hiking lovers, as it is surrounded by nature and situated less than 10 minutes by car from the starting point of the excursion to one of the most emblematic mountains of Mallorca, the Puig de Galatzó.
GOOD TO KNOW ABOUT Living in Calvià
Catalan, in its dialectal variety called Mallorquin.
Official languages: Catalan and Spanish.
Avenida Es Capdellà, departure point to all the localities of Mallorca:
Intermodal Station-Plaza de España, railway line.
TIB Transports de les Illes Balears, to Calvià Line 107
DISTANCES FROM THE CENTRE
30 km to the Airport (Son Sant Joan)
8 Km to Santa Ponsa beach
12 Km to Illetas Beach
13 Km to Paguera Beach
17 Km to the Port of Palma
37 Km to Arenal Beach
57 Km to Pollença
73 Km to Alcúdia
The Academy, Baleares International College, Bellver International College, King Richard III, Queen's College, Escola Global, Agora Portals International School, CP Migjorn Bendinat, IES Bendinat.
Bendinat Royal Golf Bendinat
Golf Park Puntiró
WHAT TO SEE IN CALVIÀ: HISTORY, ART AND CULTURE
Calvià has an excellent geographical location, at the foot of the Serra de Tramuntana, an area renowned for its pure air, peaceful bays and places to visit and never forget. The old and historic church of San Juan Bautista, which was built on the ruins of an earlier church from the 13th century, stands out. Today, it is perfectly restored and is one of the most charming monuments of the town.
Another wonderful and emblematic place is the Villa Romana, a complex of houses and buildings that existed in Roman times and are now one of Calvià's main attractions. This villa is considered to be the first example of Roman villa ever excavated in Mallorca. In this area, there was a pottery factory, which provided the city of the time with all kinds of gadgets.
The building that turns the area of Calvià into a metropolitan town is the town hall building, which is located at the entrance of the town. It was designed by prestigious architects such as Rafael Balaguer and Jaime Vidal, who combined elements of popular and traditional Mallorcan architecture like the tile roof and the crushed stone.
ACTIVITIES AND NATURE IN CALVIÀ
The most famous and most visited part of the town of Calvià is the weekly market of local products. Every Monday several stalls are set up in the middle of Calle Mayor, where local traders sell a variety of food, clothes and handicraft products. The market creates a lively and cheerful atmosphere that is well worth a visit.
In Calvià you will find areas full of nature that can be reached in less than 10 minutes by car or on foot from the town itself. One of the most popular routes among hikers is the Puig de Galatzó, followed by the route to the Mola de s'Esclop or the "Pedra en sec" route, which goes from Es Capdellà to Estellencs. If you are a cycling lover, there are also routes to discover the famous Tramuntana area by bike.
In less than 20 minutes by car you can visit wonderful beaches and coves that have been awarded with the "blue flag" certificate by the European Foundation for Environmental Education for their high quality. Among these beaches, the closest and at the same time quietest are the ones in Paguera, El Mago, Illetas, Portals and Santa Ponça.
BUYING A PROPERTY IN CALVIÀ
The properties for sale in the town of Calvià include a wide variety ranging from 800.000 euros to 2 million euros. On the one hand, luxury properties which are located in the surroundings to enjoy a peaceful and natural environment. On the other hand, villas in the centre of the town to enjoy a traditional and well located habitat.
The municipality of Calvià is located in the south-western part of the Balearic Islands. The village of Calvià has the same name as the municipality, which includes the following localities: Paguera, Son Ferrer, Santa Ponsa, Bendinat, Calvia, Costa de sa Calma, Sol de Mallorca, Portals Vells, Galatzó, Sa Porrassa, Cas Català - Ses Illetes, Palmanova, Costa d'en Blanes, Magaluf, El Toro, Portals Nous and Es Capdellà. Among this multitude of places, Calvià is the centre of tourist activity in the region, as the town hall is also located there. The inland town of Calvià has about 2,000 inhabitants and is one of the richest municipalities in Spain.
In Mallorca, one of the factors that most attracts buyers is nature and gastronomy. Calvià has a promenade that links practically all of its nuclei, which are surrounded by natural areas. Its tourist areas provide beachfront promenades, markets and places to enjoy leisure activities. All this makes Calvià one of the most attractive towns on the island.
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