Bunyola - Overview:
Bunyola has for the most part, ignored the tourist development that has taken place throughout the rest of Majorca, and it is one of the few untouched Mallorcan villages that still exist. Most visitors here are independent travellers who use the town as a convenient base to see what still remains of the undiscovered Mallorcan way of life, away from the over developed beach resorts and all night karaoke bars along the popular south coast.
Bunyola - Geography:
The municipality and small traditional village of Bunyola is situated on the southern slopes of the Sierra de Tramuntana Mountain range, approximately 14km inland from the northern residential suburbs of Majorca's capital Palma.
This relatively undiscovered town does not feature in many tour operators programmes, and public transport from the Son Sant Joan airport just is limited. However the Palma to Soller train makes a stop in the town several times each day. Both visitors and locals alike, have been taking this train journey for the past 90 years; travelling in vintage brass and mahogany carriages that are a trademark of this train, whilst admiring the breathtaking scenery en-route.
Located on the southern slopes of the Tramuntana Mountains, Bunyola has 5,000 hectares of protected terrain and has been declared a nature area of special interest. It is an area of contrasts and varied scenery, from virtually flat lands, such as the area which lies closest to Palma, existing side by side with mountainous terrain.
The highest points are the summits of the Alfubia Mountains, reaching over 1000 metres high. Furthermore, the central area of the municipality is made up of the foothills of the Tramuntana Mountains. The main points of interest include the Commune of Bunyola, a publicly-owned farm stocked with Mallorca's largest expanse of pine and holm oak trees, which extend for over 800 hectares.
Bunyola - History:
There are a number of theories on how the town became known as Bunyola, the first derives from the arabic word bujola which means small vineyard. The other popular theory is that it came from the Greek for mountain, making reference to the nearby Sierra de Tramuntana. Whatever your theory is, throughout history this area of Majorca has always enjoyed a high degree of prosperity. Evidence of this is still apparent today with a number of large traditional manor houses, including those at S'Alqueria, Biniforani, Sa Font Seca, and the stately Jardins d'Alf�bia, all to be found in the vicinity of the town. The latter was a former Muslim residence that is approximately 3.5 km to the north of Bunyola.
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