One might be forgiven, in the middle of winter, for thinking that this place where Chopin became increasingly depressed gains its name from "Valley of moss", as stuck on the north side of the mountains it doesn't get a lot of sun . . . but the real translation of Mossa is "beautiful girl". A "beautiful girl" caused the town to gain holy associations, bringing thereby the Carthusian monastery which was to provide refuge to Chopin and the Sand family.
The Carthusian monastery Valldemossa Majorca Death mask of Chopin in Mallorca

A pilgrimmage to Valldemossa in remembrance of Chopin is not the only reason for visiting. Despite George Sands' and the webmaster's disparaging remarks about the temperature and humidity, it's a beautiful place and young people enjoy living here!

chopin museum valldemossa mallorca

Even the communal mediterranean laundry - house is preserved, so reminiscent of Provence in the South of France

Photographic tour of the island: - Alcudia - Algaida - Andratx - Arte - Badia de Palma / Cala Vinyes - Beaches - Betlem - Cala D'Or area - Cales de Mallorca - Cala Ferrera - Cala Gamba - Cala Major - Cala Millor - Cala Murada - Calonge - Can Picafort - Deya / Deia - El Toro - Felanitx - Illetes - Inca - Lluc - Magalluf - Manacor - Off-Plan Property Schemes - Palma Nova - Palma - Paguera - Playa de Palma / Platja Palma - Pollensa - Portocolom - Portocristo - Portal Nous - Portopetro - s'Arenal - Santa Ponsa - Sant Elm / San Telm - S'Arraco - Sineu - Soller - Son Ferrer - Terrasen -Torre Nova - Tramuntana mountains - Valldemossa - Photography
Map of Mallorca