Geography has isolated Sóller de Mallorca for much of its history: the mountains of the Serra de Tramuntana made it difficult to trade between the Valley, Palma and the rest of the island. At the beginning of the 20th century several illustrious Sollerics began to consider the construction of a railway line that would link Palma and Sóller through the Serra de Tramuntana as a possible solution to this problem.
The mountains of the Serra d'Alfàbia forced the diligences of Sóller to overcome the steep climbs of the Coll de Sóller if they wanted to reach the rest of the island loaded with goods and people. This situation did not change until the construction of the train.
After a failed railway project that aimed to unite Sóller, Valldemossa and Palma; in 1904 the sollerics approved the train project of the engineer Pedro Garau that united Sóller and Palma through a tunnel below Coll de Sóller. Between 1907 and 1912, complicated construction work was carried out on the tracks through which the locomotives and wagons loaded with people and goods were to run. Finally, on April 16, 1912, the Sóller Railway was officially inaugurated.
After completing the Sóller Railway project, they began to build the 4,868 meters of the Sóller Tram track that connects the city with the Port de Sóller: initially thought to transport people, it was also used to take the fishermen's catches and the transport of coal and other goods between the two population centers.
The tram needed the construction of a power station in the Sóller station to be able to work: once the works were completed, on October 4, 1913, it became the first electric tramway in Mallorca.
During the more than 30 kilometers of road that connect Sóller and Palma, the traveler of the Sóller Railway can enjoy a unique journey through the landscapes of the Serra de Tramuntana, recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The historical locomotives and wagons of the Sóller Railway -identical to the original ones and taken care of down to the smallest detail- cross thirteen tunnels, several bridges and infinite curves to overcome the difficult geography of the Serra until they reach their final destination: Soller station.
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