Footsteps of the celebrities on Mallorca. Who lives where? Who visits the island regularly? Who stays where? Here is an overview of the most famous stars and starlets that you will often meet on the streets of the island or in cafés. You might even get an autograph or a selfie. Good luck!
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Celebrities on Mallorca
Follow in the footsteps of celebrities in Mallorca. Who lives where? Who visits the island regularly? Who stays where? Here we let you know who comes and where they go. Keep an eye out and you might just bump into one. If you're lucky enough perhaps you'll end up with an autograph or a selfie to treasure forever!
Why is Mallorca so popular with international stars?
The composer Frédéric Chopin and the French writer Jules Verne liked to come to the island back in the day. With Sissi, the famous Empress Elizabeth of Austria, also spending many summers in Mallorca. In the 1950s, American Hollywood stars like John Wayne and Audrey Hepburn came across the Balearic Islands and used them as a retreat from Paparazzi. Mallorca is particularly popular with English celebrities due to its amazing flight connections. There are many planes flying to lots of airports in the UK and you can get here in next to no time (around 2.5 hours). As it's so quick, you can get away for a weekend with no issues.
There are definitely more celebs kicking about in the west of the island in places like Port d`Andratx, Portals and Santa Ponsa. Celebrities tend to be very fond of Deià which is on the north west coast of Mallorca. This pretty and quaint little town has been popular with since the 1950's with the exclusive La Residencia Hotel being the number one spot for many. Mallorca is in the hearts of many from the late Princess Diana to Gwyneth Paltrow, Harrison Ford, Goldie Hawn, Michael Palin, Stephen Fry, Noel Gallagher, Kate Moss, Sting, Jamie Oliver, Jennifer Aniston, The Beckhams and Heston Blumenthal.
Actor Pierce Brosnan and his colleague Halle Berry like to come to Mallorca to get a rest from shooting. Hollywood star Leonardo Di Caprio was last seen cycling along near Portals Nous. The list goes on and on! Which international celebrities love Mallorca?
The best-known lover of Mallorca is Hollywood actor Michael Douglas along with his stunning wife Catherine Zeta-Jones. The international star is very much interested in protecting Spain's environment and plays an active role in Mallorca's sustainability planning; on the flip side he likes to chill out on the island and make the most of nature with his friends and family. He likes coming in winter, when the things are a bit cooler and there are less folk about. His estate is based near Valldemossa "S`Estaca" which is all but a stone's throw from the hiking routes into the Tramuntana Mountains.
Tennis star Rafael Nadal is from Mallorca and was born over in Manacor, he still lives on the East coast now. The Spanish royal family of course regularly visits Palma and they stay right next to the Cathedral of La Seu. The Royals spend their summers at their second Mallorcan residence in Palma's next door neighbour: Cala Major.