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In the centre of the island, nestled in a peaceful valley between impressive twin foothills south of the Tramuntana mountain range, we find the picturesque village of Alaró. Alaró is a culturally diverse village of around 5000 inhabitants located in a well-connected area. It is situated only a 20 minute drive away from Palma city, various beautiful beaches, golf courses and the island’s international airport. International schools are also nearby. It is a small yet lively village with a rich and interesting history, of both Moorish and Catalan influences. It was once an industrial village being the hub of the shoe making industry on the island, with over 30 active businesses. Today it still holds the Tony Mora workshop which is renowned worldwide for its handmade cowboy boots. Another interesting fact, especially for history enthusiasts, is that in 1901 it was the first village on the island to have an urban electricity network. The factories’ old tower was named monument of cultural interest a hundred years later.
Alaró is not a major tourist destination, however, it still offers numerous attractions and activities to discover. Due to its tranquil atmosphere it has kept its original charm. It is a quiet and peaceful village with narrow, cobbled streets leading along houses of preserved historical architecture, some modernised with period features. On its bustling, quaint town square one finds three landmarks, the church, our Engel & Völkers office and the town hall. Also, one can enjoy the island’s traditional cuisine while dining outdoors in one of the restaurants or take delight with Mallorcan specialities in one of its cafés. Close by there are also banks, chemists and supermarkets. On its outskirts one can find fabulous, stone fincas surrounded by extensive olive and orange groves or modern townhouses. There is a choice for everyone in this splendid location with prices ranging between 1.5 and 1.8 million euros on average. If you are looking for a property in Alaró, let us help you with your property search.
Country houses and renovated town houses are the most demanded properties in Alaró
It not being a major tourist destination and its location enables one to enjoy the beauty of traditional Mallorcan culture and the bliss of a slow-paced lifestyle. This has made it an increasingly sought-after area, particularly favoured by families due to the proximity of various international schools and by those seeking a more relaxed and discreet day-to-day surrounded by nature.
Sites to be seen in the area include the Castell d’Alaró, perched on an 800m, rocky outcrop with stunning views out to the bay of Palma and the open sea. A relatively challenging two-hour hike from the village takes one to the top. This is not the only hike to be enjoyed in the area however. There are plenty more along with cycling routes, making Alaró the chosen place for both hikers and cyclists.
There is a weekly market on Saturdays and various festivals and celebrations are held during the year, mostly during the summer season.
Nearby villages are Binissalem, Costitx, and Santa Maria and the beautiful village of Orient. Take a wine tasting tour in Binissalem or look at the starry sky at the Observatory and Planetarium in the quintessential Mallorcan town of Costitx. On a Sunday maybe take a stroll around the wonderful Santa Maria market or try out one of the many hiking trails around the secluded mountain village of Orient.
If you would like to be guided through your property search from expert advisors, both sales and rentals, do not hesitate to visit our Alaró shop right on the town square. Visit us Monday through Friday from 9:30am to 1:30pm and from 2:00pm to 6:00pm to discuss all the details. Of course, we are also available for you outside of our opening hours.