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Cats from Deià {Mallorca}

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There are several good reasons to visit Deià on Mallorca. Most people do so for the hiking trails, the house of author Robert Graves, the fish restaurant Ca's Patro March (which featured as a filming location for the TV show The Night Manager), and for the cuteness of the village itself.

But the main reason I wanted to visit Deià was to see the cats. Ever since Traveling Cats reader Claudia Mannes sent in pictures of the cats of Deià in 2015, this village on Mallorca has been on my list of places to visit.

At first, my search for these famous felines turned out fruitless. I instantly found the house where they live (in front of Hotel La Residencia), but the cats weren't there. Even during a walk in the village, I didn't meet a single cat. Just when I was starting to feel disillusioned and wanted to take the bus back to Port de Soller, I spotted two kitties sunbathing in the alley above their house.

And, oh my cat, they were the sweetest. These cats did not disappoint.


The tuxedo cat was a joy to photograph, mostly because I only needed to tap my hands on the place where I wanted him to sit so I could take his picture with the Tramuntana mountains in the background.

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It doesn't look like it, but the beige cat was a bit of a challenge to capture on film as he was continually moving around to ask for cuddles (which was hard to resist because he was so handsome and soft). He was incredibly skilled in showing off his best angle, though.

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I spent an hour and a half in the company of these famous cats. Just when I was leaving again to catch my next bus, I noticed a third cat. She was enjoying a meal right in front of her house, and when her belly was full, she walked off for a stroll through the village.

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Would you visit Deià to see the cats?

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  1. Hello, the kitties are all adorable. Sounds like there are many reason to visit Mallorca. Thank you so much for linking up and for sharing your post.. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend.

  2. I am in love with that light grey cat. The close up of his face which looks so serene...waiting for a pat, just melts my heart. This looks like. Beautiful place to visit and the cats just are the cherry on top

  3. What a fascinating place! Beautiful cats every single one!

  4. Un bel endroit reposant. J'aime les vieilles pierres et les oliviers.
    Qu'est ce qu'il est beau ce chat tigré beige. Il a même des petits plumets sur les oreilles.
    Jolie balade.
    Bonne soirée

  5. Such beautiful cats...and the views...simply breathtaking...Purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey gang.

  6. They are beautiful cats. It sounds like they are use to the attention. They live in a lovely setting.

  7. I am a cat lover and have also written a blog post about them#trafficjamweekend@_karendennis

  8. Love that sandy little paw! Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

  9. I am not sure I would go just for the cats (even though I am a cat lover) - but the beauty of the spot AND the cats would do it! (As I write this, my young cat is pestering me for cuddles!)

  10. Love the cats and the scenery! Thanks so much for visiting and linking up at Have a great week!

  11. Beautiful. I want to read that book, too!

  12. Beautiful cats and great photos ~ ^_^

    A ShutterBug Explores
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  13. THAT FIRST CAT IS A BEAUTY! Have a lovely day!

  14. Beautiful kitties. The first one could be a twin brother to our cat, Louie!
    Thanks for linking up at

  15. Lovely cats:however these don't look like stays they are so healthy. The cream colored one is beautiful.

  16. Gorgeous photos as usual. I can see why you like them so much. ;)
    Thanks for linking to #pocolo