Deiá, mountain village located in Sierra de Tramuntana.
Deiá is a picturesque village half hidden in the Tramuntana mountains in the north west of Mallorca. If wild island scenery is your preference then here, with its lush vegetation and seascapes, the landscapes full of light and colour will enchant you. Described as incomparably beautiful Deiá has an international reputation, especially among the artists and photographic communities.
Originally Deiá was a town of hillside agriculture but like elsewhere its purpose has changed with time. Because of its tranquil beauty and, some would say secluded position on the island, it has become a preferred community for much of the upper set. A number of known personalities have taken up residence here. For a number of good reasons, the value of properties in Deiá are markedly higher than they are elsewhere.
Deiá attracts a place of select tourism and one of the most visited communities in Mallorca. Here, you will love the charming choice of restaurants, hopefully shop at local businesses, and of course soak up the ambience.
It is suggested that you visit the parish church of Deia. The lovely place of worship dates from the fourteenth century. Inside the church you will find the parish museum where there are to be seen works of religious art and devotional objects well preserved. Also worth visiting is the Archaeological Museum in Clot. This attractive building was founded in 1962 by the archaeologist, American painter and sculptor William Waldren. Here one sees and learns from the various prehistoric finds salvaged from various sites in the region. Finally there is to be enjoyed the Yanikun Museum - Sa Font Fresca. Here you may browse the artistic paintings of the celebrated artist Norman Yanikun.
Deiá has a small beach known as called Cala Deia. This is pebble beach situated at the mouth of the Major River. Traditionally this was where the town's fishermen moored or otherwise beached and maintained their crafts.
How to arrive:
Deiá is located in the Sierra de Tramuntana, in the northern part of the island, between the towns of Soller and Valldemosa. From the aforementioned localities you must take the Ma-10 road to get to Deiá.