Andratx is an rural Mallorcan town located in the south west of Mallorca, in the valleys of the Tramuntana Mountainrange. Its narrow streets and rustic heritage make it a truly authentic place to visit. Antratx has a tightly packed town-centre full with restaurants and coffee shops. Andratx is welll known for its art galleries, one of the famoust is CCA Andratx cultural centre. This is a superb location to see some of the island’s best contemporary art, with several exhibition spaces, a good café, tasteful gift shop and impressive grounds behind the building itself.
Andratx town was established in the 2nd century BCE (coins, pottery and other artefacts have been found which date to this period). Andratx is located inland due to frequent attacks from Barbary Pirates. Until the 20th century, Andratx was largely a quiet rural community, nowadays it has a lively international mix of residents. Here in the Antratx you will find everything from very traditional huge range of basic local amenities until luxury shopping and cuisine. Andratx is well-known for production of local crops such as oranges, almonds, olives and grapes.
Andratx became famous in the series of books written by Peter Kerr, who used to own an orange farm in the countryside outside Andratx. British TV presenter Selina Scott also wrote her book „A Long Walk in the High Hills“ based on her experiences of the area. John Noakes, of the BBC children’s magazine programme Blue Peter, lives here as well.