The island of Majorca is the largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago, Spain. The capital of the island, Palma, is also the capital of the Balearic Islands. The Balearic Islands have been an autonomous region of Spain since 1983. Like the other Balearic Islands of Minorca and Ibiza the island is an extremely popular holiday destination. The best know attractions of Majorca are: Serra de Tramuntana, the mountain range runs from southwest to the northeast region, forming the northern backbone of island, Cap de Formentor – a natural landscapes offering wonderful views, Sa Calobra – a beautiful bay on the northern coast of Majorca; a drive to the Sa Calobra makes its way through a twisting road around Puig Major, which loops under it turning 270 degrees at a point in just 12 km after Puig Major and a charming Valldemossa, where Frédéric Chopin, the Polish composer and virtuoso pianist stayed in 1838.