The church of Sant Llorenç, patron of Selva, of Gothic origin rebuilt in the seventeenth century, is cut out at the top of the village with the Sierra de Tramontana and the limpid blue sky as a backdrop. This small town is a privileged piece of the authenticity of the interior Mallorca. Walking through its streets is a pleasant experience in itself. You will discover an amazing architectural heritage: the great manor houses of the 19th century, old mills and oil mills from the 17th century, the most popular architecture …
The markets are part of the Mediterranean culture. In Selva there is a weekly one, every Wednesday morning (from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.), in the Plaça Major of the town. Stops of fruit, vegetables, legumes, flowers, plants, clothing, handicrafts …, they gather the Mallorcan people in a meeting and living. The Ses Herbes Fair or the San Llorenç festival, in June and August respectively, are popular celebrations that mark the pulse of Selva’s vitality.
Strolling through the small towns and villages near Selva, belonging to the same municipality, is delicious. Their names of ancient resonances bring echoes of centuries of history, but also the calm of the Mallorcan interior life of our days. In the surroundings you will enjoy the nature and the change of seasons: The flowering of the almond groves, the silvered leafy olive trees laden with olives, the incredible millenary specimens with their turned trunks, the leafy forests of oaks and pine trees, in a agricultural landscape marked by small farms delimited by traditional dry stone walls.
This mountain range that supports and protects the town of Selva is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A mountain range that reflects both the legacy of Arab and Western culture in the relationship between man and the natural environment. Here is the best hiking route in Mallorca. Called “Ruta de la Pedra en Sec”, with a route of 90 km. It is divided into eight stages. The old “Possessions” of the sierra, -large rural properties with stately buildings around which agglutinated agricultural and livestock-are a fundamental part of its history.
After crossing the Serra de Tramontana, going west, you reach two of the most beautiful coves in Mallorca: Sa Calobra and Cala Tuent. Impressive cliffs embrace the crystal clear waters of the beach of Sa Calobra. Cala Tuent, surrounded by splendid pine forests, lies under the highest mountain in Mallorca, the Puig Major, 1,445 meters high.