The small, enchanting Alfabia Estate, located on the slopes of the Sierra de Tramuntana in Mallorca, is a lush oasis in an otherwise dusty and arid landscape. Originally owned by the 12th century Arab Viceroy of the island, the manor and its idyllic gardens have kept much of their Moorish character. A path lined with sycamore trees leads you up to the manor entrance, whose striking facade is known as theojos de buey (‘the ox’s eyes’). You then enter a pretty courtyard with a fountain and a large 110 year-old sycamore, whose branches cast leafy shadows in all directions. Love of Spain