The artist village Deia
Picturesque gem in the middle of beautiful nature
Deia is located on the edge of the Tramuntana Mountains and has acquired the title of village of artists over time. The village at 400 meters has around 700 inhabitants, many of whom are artistically active. Deia is an idyllic gem in the midst of breathtaking nature that attracts numerous day guests.
Deia is about three quarters of an hour from Palma and is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful villages in Mallorca. The typical natural stone houses form a picturesque village that attracts a lot of day guests in the season. Deia is particularly fond of artists that they settle here disproportionately often. Pablo Picasso, Peter Ustinov, Michael Douglas and Pierce Brosnan are just a few of the more well-known names.
Stroll through the streets through the artist village Deia
Deia’s main attractions include the Son Marroig Museum, the Sant Joan Bautista Church and the Robert Graves Museum. The latter was once the residence of the famous writer who died here in 1985.
It is also worthwhile to take a long stroll through the narrow streets that wind up the hill. Deia is not only the easiest to explore on foot, but also the fastest. Small cafes, boutiques, galleries and shops invite you to linger. They make up a not inconsiderable part of the atmosphere in the center of Deia. The local restaurant Es Racó d’Es Teix has even been awarded a Michelin star.
Picturesque bay and great hiking opportunities
After the walk, visit the Cala Deia. Although it is small, it is all the more picturesque. The pebble bay offers crystal clear water that shimmers in different shades of turquoise. There are almost always a few boats in front of the bay, whose passengers also appreciate the panorama of the rocky backdrop.
More than a third of the already manageable residents have moved here, so that a lot of English is spoken in Deia today. The range of hotels and apartments is manageable. But that is precisely why the village has its charm. Because once the day visitors are gone, the place is almost to itself.
If you take the road to Deia, you should definitely explore the multifaceted landscape around the village. The well-signposted network of hiking trails offers the right level of difficulty for every nature lover. A popular tip is to combine the hike to Sa Foradada with a visit to Son Marroig.