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Soller train Mallorca wins 2016 tourism award

The train has been rewarded as a "great & unique attraction"

featured in News & reviews Author Ana Hernández, Mallorca Editor Updated

Spanish radio station Onda Cero has granted Soller train its tourist award because of its appeal to tourism, as well as its singularity. Opened in 1912, this narrow-gauge train traverses across the Serra de Tramuntana in a scenic journey, perfect for a day trip from Palma.

There is no denying Soller train's attractiveness among visitors to Mallorca. Last year, it welcomed more than 750,000 passengers, with numbers expected to rise in 2016.

The centenary engine has been transporting people from Palma to Sóller for decades, running across the Serra de Alfabia through tunnels and impressive viaducts. With stunning views of the Tramuntana mountains from its windows, it is certainly a trip worth taking.

The train leaves from Palma's Plaça de l'Estació six times a day, from April to October. You can either make the whole journey to Sóller, with the possibility of taking then a historical tram to Port de Sóller, or get off at Bunyola. You can find more information at our dedicated guide to trains in Mallorca. To learn more about the train's fascinating history, check out our article celebrating its 100th birthday in 2012.