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NAME: ALARÓ CASTLE

Alaró Castle offers visitors a 360 degree panorama of the island of Majorca. From the outside you can see, on clear days, all its beauty: the Bay of Palma, Alcudia bay, the center of the island and Tramuntana Mountains.

This route visit combines a short hike from the parking to the Puig d’Alaró, of 822 meters. Getting to the castle is simple: we just have to move to the village of Alaró and follow signs that lead us to a small restaurant where we can start walking.

The castle, declared of cultural interest in 1931, is located on a hilltop and it is an ancient fortification that Christian inhabitants of the island built to defend themselves against pirates. However, inside there are also remains of an ancient Muslim fortress.

Within its walls lies one of the best known legends of Majorca, Guillem Cabrit and Guillem Bassa, characters who were burned in the thirteenth century, after the death to defend the fort on behalf of King James II of Majorca, threatened by Alfonso III of Aragon. Today is preserved the castle wall with five towers, the main entrance of the pre wall. You can also visit the cave of Sant Antoni, a remnant of an ancient occupation of the seventeenth century hermit.

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