Soller, pronounced Soyer, is situated on the Northwest of the island and is accessible by road or by train. If you're adventurous, then a trip to Soller by car could be for you. The road to Soller, over the Coll de Soller, has over 50 hairpin bends and is not for the faint-hearted. Fortunenately there is an alternative route via the tunnel through the mountain. An even more leisurely option is to take the train to Soller.
Soller became a relatively rich town by growing and exporting oranges. Soller's sheltered location makes growing of oranges ideal and it's close poximity to the sea helped with the distribution of the crop. The riches of the industry would appear to have been invested in the local architecture as Soller offers some fine examples of modernista architecture.
The church of Sant Bartomeu is one such example of the modernista style and was fashioned by Joan Rubio, a pupil of the world famous architect Antonio Gaudi.
Soller has some fine museums including the Museum of Natural Sciences of the Balearic Islands and Soller Botanic Garden.
The Soller Tram
Running through the busy town center is the Soller Tram which takes visitors to the Port de Soller which is 5km from the town center.
Soller Railway Majorca
Whether you're a rail buff or not you'll find the Soller Railway a must do activity during you stay on Majorca. The railway links Palma and Soller via a 27km narrow-gauge track through some spectacular landscapes. Opened in 1912, the line cut travelling time from Palma to Soller to just over an hour which enabled citrus growers the chance to get to market in Palma and home again on the same day. The electric powered locomotive, the only one of it's kind still operating, pulls vintage carriages through thirteen tunnels.
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