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Jardines de Alfabia

Carretera Palma Soller Km 17, 07110 Bunyola, Majorca, Spain
+34 971 61 31 23
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Expensive, small, shabbyish

We did not like it much and 7,50€ is way overpriced. There was a little bit of interesting info on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Judith R
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Duisburg, Germany
via mobile
Worth a detour

It is worth a detour; beautiful gardens with an interesting house, very close to the entrance to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
FliesM20P
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London, United Kingdom
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Alfabia, originally the residence of the Moorish viceroy of Majorca , Ben - Abet, who ordered to make the mudejar celling in 1220, lies on the southern slope of the Coll de Soller. The house and the garden combine an area of outstanding beauty and have been declared by the goverment a cultural monument in 1954. The murmur of the water is a constant backdrop to the whole walk. Inside the house, worthy to mention "el llibre de ses franqueses" given by the King Jaume I in 1246 to Majorca and the gothic chair, hand made in Flanders at the end of XV century.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“water features” (13 reviews)
“orange juice” (9 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Carretera Palma Soller Km 17, 07110 Bunyola, Majorca, Spain
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+34 971 61 31 23
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did not like it much and 7,50€ is way overpriced. There was a little bit of interesting info on the house but the garden was small, empty and unkempt, part of it closed because of a storm one month ago (no efforts for rebuilding...More

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cristina z, Gerente at Jardines de Alfabia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking your time reviewing our business, I totally respect your opinion about the price of the ticket, that's an objective question, but I can only correct you as nothing has been done about the pergola of columns that a storm knocked down...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is worth a detour; beautiful gardens with an interesting house, very close to the entrance to the Soller tunnel. Understaffed and very limited café in the garden. Two sets of excellent toilets. Unfortunately the delightful “water play” colonnade has been badly damaged and unlikely...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

In the past would definitely have given it 5 stars as it was one of our favorite places. Not so this time. Wonderful fountain walk had suffered some storm damage, but seemed no repairs started. Entire walk roped off which meant no access to delightful...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

The house was very interesting, the garden smaller than expected. The pond is good, there were goats and horses to see but you couldn’t get easily close enough to stroke them or appreciate them. The whole garden does need a bit more attention. There is...More

Thank Andy M
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

We previously visited the gardens in early summer time, so it was interesting to see it in March. Whilst in many ways the garden was still sleeping, it was lovely to walk around with fewer visitors, and hear the frogs singing in the pond. It...More

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Reviewed 2 March 2018

Even in winter lovely gardens and interesting house. Not too many people when we went so was nice and peaceful.

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Reviewed 25 January 2018

This garden is very nice and romantic. Great views, big viraety of trees, plants and some animals behind fences. We really enjoyed freshly squized juice in the bar within the premisses. I believe the oranges were picked from the trees kept in the Alfabia garden....More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Relaxing afternoon stroll round the shady gardens, pools & fountains, lovely hour or two. Cute goats and a view of the vintage train as it passed on its way to Soller were both unexpected bonuses! The displays in the house are interesting too. Fresh orange...More

1  Thank TrewinDorset
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

I have lived a few minutes away from this place for over a year now and can not believe what I’ve been missing! Absolutely beautiful gardens and interesting house to mooch around. Lots of cute little goats and lambs were a bonus! A couple of...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We visited Jardins de Alfabia during our stay at Port Soller with our elderly Mother in law. I loved the place! Really peaceful despite being just off the beaten track. Being a Spanish holiday we arrived early, about 10.30. Plenty of free parking. Two hours...More

1  Thank Peter k
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nebukatnesa
27 August 2017|
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Response from Andrew G | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There is a kiosk in the garden serving cold drinks, cake and snacks.
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David_Penny1969
29 April 2017|
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Response from cristina z | Property representative |
Good morning David and thank you for your interest in Alfabia, house and gardens; in fact, there is a bus from Soller To Palma (line 211) , stopping just outside our place , near the parking. I tried to insert a link from... More
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Diva H
11 July 2016|
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Response from RebekahYork | Reviewed this property |
Don't need one. Gardens are not extensive. have never seen a guide.
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