Discover Mallorca

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Mallorca Weather

Type of climate: Semi-arid Mediterranean climate with warm average temperatures.

Rainfall: Precipitation is seasonal and can vary greatly depending on the location. The south gets about 350 mm of rain a year, whereas 1,500 mm falls in the mountainous northern area. Average annual rainfall for the island as a whole is between 450 mm and 650 mm. 

About 40% of the annual precipitation falls in autumn, 25% in spring, 25% in winter and 10% in summer.

  • Winter

    Temperature

    5,5ºC – 15ºC

    Sunshine

    8 hours of sun per day

  • Spring

    Temperature

    9,5ºC – 20,5ºC

    Sunshine

    10 hours of sun per day

  • Summer

    Temperature

    18,5ºC – 30,5ºC

    Sunshine

    13 hours of sun per day

  • Autumn

    Temperature

    13,5ºC – 23,5ºC

    Sunshine

    7 hours of sun per day

Recommendations for building houses adapted to the Mallorcan Climate

  • Large windows can be used to capture and hold the sun´s warmth in winter and can be protected in summer with porches and pergolas on the southern faÇade to shelter doorways and windows while allowing the low winter sun to warm the house.
  • Houses should be designed with efficient cross-ventilation systems by means of carefully placed windows equipped with blinds to filter the sun´s rays.
  • Comfortable indoor conditions can be maintained by thoroughly insulating the faÇade and windows so that heat is retained in winter and keep out in summer. That´s why it´s essential to install the insulation on the outer faÇade and to boost its effectiveness by creating an air chamber for ventilation. This method is much more impermeable and economical than any kind of plastic or bituminous material.
  • With Mallorca´s low rainfall, the house should have a system for collecting rainwater, storing it in a buried cistern and reusing it for outdoor watering.
  • When planning the outdoor landscaping for each project, we usually choose low-maintenance species of Mediterranean trees and bushes.

Temperatures in Mallorca´s Mediterranean climate can top 35ºC in summer and drop to 0ºC in winter. Humidity levels can be as high as 90%. When we build a house, we draw on the wisdom of traditional culture, which has proven its effectiveness, even with a lack of resources. We update this know-how with a thorough market study of the new materials and industries available on the island and nearby.

The families we have created houses for place great importance on our choice of local natural materials (ceramic, stone, fabric and wood) because they make the house feel and smell like Mallorca. At the same time, we reduce CO2 emissions in production and transport.

When planning the interior layout, natural light is the protagonist in every room, and diagonal viewpoints are used to create warm, surprising spaces.

The final look of the outside of the house and its interior distribution are the result of a constructive dialogue with the client´s family about their dreams and needs, the location (orientation in terms of sun and dominant winds, views and morphology), municipal regulations, the agreed materials and the commitment to proximity and energy efficiency that XARXA takes on right from the beginning of every project.

Places of interest in Mallorca

Palma Cathedral

Built between the 13th and 16th centuries in the Gothic style, the cathedral is the main religious building in Palma. It is famous for its main rose window, which is the largest in the Gothic style in the world.

The interior of the cathedral is composed of a rectangular nave with two aisles.

Ensconced in the city´s historic quarter, the cathedral enjoys a privileged location on top of the old walls of Palma.

Valldemossa

Valldemossa is a small town in Mallorca about 17 km from Palma. Located in the Serra de Tramuntana, it has a population of slightly more than 2,000 people.

The village has narrow, cobblestone streets that are perfect for strolling and enjoying the typical houses covered with flowers.

The main attraction is La Cartuja, where the pianist Frédéric Chopin lived with the writer George Sand.

Sóller

Sóller is a town with a population of 13,000 in Mallorca´s Serra de Tramuntana. It´s one of the must-see villages for visitors to Mallorca. It is also the starting point for a number of hiking routes in the mountains.

Visitors can also take the famous electric tram from Sóller to Port de Sóller. There is also another railway line with traditional train cars connecting Sóller and the city of Palma.

Es Trenc Beach

A famous beach in a protected natural area near the town of Campos. Inland from the beach are salt flats, where Flor de Sal brand salt is harvested.

The beach is four kilometres long and the water is transparent. It is one of the best unspoilt beaches on the island.

Sa Calobra

This small sand and pebble beach is located in the northern part of the island in the municipality of Escorca in the Serra de Tramuntana. Nearby is Torrent de Pareis gorge, a source of inspiration for many artists.

This beach can only be reached by crossing the Serra de Tramuntana on a spectacular 14 km road full of hairpin curves and an elevation gain of 900 m.

Bellver Castle

Bellver Castle is a fortress in the Mallorcan Gothic style built in the early 14th century by order of King James II of Mallorca. It has a circular floor plan, one large tower and three smaller towers.

The castle now houses the Museum of the History of Palma de Mallorca.


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