If you are looking for a property for sale in Andratx, an old Mediterranean town, located on the South Western tip of Mallorca, surrounded by the Tramuntana mountains won't deceive you. Andratx is a beautiful authentic Spanish town surrounded by pretty almond and orange groves in the shadow of the spectacular mountains that will make you feel like you are living in a movie.
If you fancy to live in a lovely old rural location and you want to try to experience the real Mallorca you came to the right place. The town is a peaceful and tranquil little spot where much revolves around the weekly Wednesday morning fresh food market.
Andratx small, twisty, cobbled streets are a reminder of its beautiful historical heritage. Not to mention that this charming town has been the inspiration of many artists and writers all over the years.
The municipality has six population centers: Andratx, Puerto de Andratx, sa Coma, s'Arracó, Sant Elm and Camp de Mar.
The distinct town, won't disappoint you, its rich architecture and cherished townspeople are amazing. People from Great Britain, France, Germany...everyone is welcomed in this town of around 10.000 residents.
The gorgeous church of Santa Maria is one of the most representative buildings in Andratx. It was founded in 1248, shortly after the conquest of 1229.
If you are a fan of art, you can't miss the town art galleries, like the CCA Andratx, an Art Center dedicated to the creation and exhibition of Contemporary Art from all over the world. Founded in 2001 by Jacob and Patricia Asbaek, it is prepared to receive national and international visitors. The 4,000 m2 minimalist building, with references to traditional architecture, blends seamlessly into the stunning mountain scenery making it one of the largest centres of contemporary art in the Balearic Islands and the rest of Europe.
Just a quick 15 minutes drive from Andratx we find Sant Elm, an old fishing village that has become a small tourist centre. It is quiet and cosy, made up of summer and residential houses. Here you will find a wide range of restaurants, bars and a small commercial area.
The Port of Andratx, located 15 minutes away by car from the town, is one of the best and most spectacular natural ports of the Islands, surrounded by beautiful coves with crystalline waters such as "Cala Llamp", "Cala Moragues" and "Cala d'Egos". This modern port town, initially a fishermen's refuge, has become one of the most important and visited tourist centres in Mallorca, thanks to its nautical activity. Bathing in the two small beaches that are nestled in the port of Andratx is another pleasure that this area offers.
Another 15 minutes drive lead you to Camp de Mar, a small tourist centre on the Andritxola coast, which enjoys the privilege of having one of the most beautiful beaches in Mallorca, due to the clearness of its waters and the whiteness of its sand. The restaurant Illeta, on top of a rock surrounded by the sea in the middle of the Camp de Mar coast, is one of the most known in the area for its unique and beautiful location and has appeared in many movies and tv shows.
It is not surprising that this is one of the preferred destinations for those who want to buy a property for sale in Andratx and move to Mallorca or buy a second home. Homes are a little more affordable in Andratx than in some other locations in this part of Mallorca, especially in the centre.