Tramuntana Mountains of Mallorca

March 28, 2017


Photographer: Declan G. DePaor
Summary AuthorDeclan G. DePaor

Shown above is a view of the Tramuntana Mountains on the island of Mallorca (Spain), taken from Galilea Village. Mallorca is one of the Balearic Islands, in the western Mediterranean Sea, off the east coast of Spain. When the African and European tectonic plates collided, during the Alpine Orogeny, these islands were shoved against what is now the European mainland. They were later separated by the opening of the Valencia Trough. Rocks on Mallorca and the other Balearic Islands are primarily limestone and dolomite, often confined in noticeable bedding planes.