The village is perched on top of the mountain and comprises one of the most emblematic scenes of the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range. The sea can be accessed at the breathtakingly beautiful Cala Deià.
For years, its charm has attracted artists from all over the world, who have settled here. The captivating hamlet of Llucalcari and characteristic mansions, such as Son Marroig, with Sa Foradada, and Ca l’Abat, complete this “crib scene village” as Josep Pla called it. The main street, along which runs the main road, is Deià’s main axis.
The basin of the Es Moli spring and the Museo Arqueológico de Deià are in the Es Clot area which has a number of cobbled and stepped streets. The Stations of the Cross up the streets of Es Puig are of great interest; they consist of little chapels with ceramic tiles showing scenes of the corresponding station set in stone from Santanyi.
The parish church of Sant Joan Baptista tops Deià’s acropolis on the peak of the Puig; it has a remarkable bell tower that was also used as a defence tower. The cemetery is high up near the church. Simple tombs contain the remains of well known figures of the arts such as the writer Robert Graves.