Jardines de Alfabia: House, garden and an orchard.
Alfabia is a complex consisting of a house, gardens and an orchard located in Bunyola right in the heart of the Tramuntana Mountain Range, intangible heritage of UNESCO since 2011.
This complex appears in literature which dates from the arab era of Mallorca.
The houses of a Gothic type, with a strong rural and fortified character were located around an enclosed courtyard, incorporating a tower of the sixteenth century. The eighteenth-century reform endowed Alfabia with its Baroque elements, the most defining of its current configuration. This reform involved a substantial extension of the original houses, providing them with a new layout and decoration but keeping the house rural concept. In the second half of the nineteenth century, there were important changes that modified some of the earlier reforms..
Antonio Flores, the chronicler of Queen Elizabeth II — who visited Alfabia in 1860— said about the estate in his book Crónica del viaje de Sus Majestades y Altezas Reales a las Islas Baleares y Aragón (Chronicle of the Journey of Their Majesties and Royal Highnesses to the Balearic Islands and Aragon):
“The entrance to the Alfabia estate is sumptuous, but the exit on the other side is wonderful. Entering the house, which is regular sized, crossing its main rooms which run along and look out over the gallery that extends around the grounds, means being absorbed and suspended between the most varied and beautiful scenery that the human imagination could dream up. Despite the fact that the picturesque mountains in Alfabia are glimpsed before reaching the estate, it is nonetheless surprising that such beautiful, whimsical nature is concealed at the rear of that building. It seems that nature and art are works from the same hand. One never knows where the garden ends and the mountain begins; both seem to be one and the same”.
15 / FEBRUARY – 31 / OCTOBER
- Every day
09:30h / 18:30h
* Last entry 60 min. before closing time.
GENERAL ENTRY FEE
MAJORCA SENIOR CLUB
CHILDREN UNDER 10 FREE ENTRY
Photo shoot rates (professional / non professional)
Get a quote (under request)*
* Last entry 60 min. before closure.The minimum price for the photo shoot is 300€ plus tax (personalised quote). * Only applicable to Majorca Senior Club, Schools and Residents. ID required.
TO ARRIVE BY OWN VEHICLE OUR ADDRESS IS:
Ctra. Palma – Soller, Km 17. Bunyola - Mallorca.
FROM PALMA YOU CAN ARRIVE BY REGULAR BUS:
Linea 204 Palma - Soller - Palma Look Timetable here.
FROM PALMA YOU CAN ALSO ARRIVE IN A UNIQUE TRAIN:
The historical “Tren de Sóller” makes a stop at Los Jardines de Alfabia stop, which allows a different experience of visiting a dream place with the transport mode from the early twentieth century. Check schedules here.
AND FOR A MORE EXCLUSIVE AND SPECIAL VISIT, NOW BY HELICOPTER:
Would you like an exclusive visit? Feel a unique experience by flying by helicopter over the Serra de Tramontana mountain range and landing at Alfabia gardens to enjoy a visit with a snack or private dinner. For more information here.
Train stop nearby
Are you really curious? Visit us virtually!
Good news for those who are far way from Mallorca: Here is a sneak peek through virtual tour inside the house and part of the gardens.