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Alaró Castle Mallorca

ALARó CASTLE. Fortress with inn

At a height of 822 metres, from time immemorial Puig d’Alaró has been the ideal spot to take refuge and keep watch. It was already inhabited back in the Talayotic period, and in 902...

Alcúdia walls Mallorca

ALCúDIA WALLS. A stroll through the ancient city

Alcúdia’s strategic location on the northeast of Mallorca and near the sea exposed the city to invaders. For this reason, King James II prepared a protection system to defend the local...
Almudaina Palace Mallorca

ALMUDAINA PALACE. The palace of the Kings of Mallorca

The word ‘almudaina’ stems from the Arabic language, and is a diminutive of the word madina, which means town. The Almudaina is the town’s most important defensive nucleus,...
Almudí Gateway, or Gateway of the Sea, or of the Quay Mallorca

ALMUDí GATEWAY, OR GATEWAY OF THE SEA, OR OF THE QUAY. Former gateway in the city wall

This is the former Bâb al-gadr of the Muslim era. Located beside La Riera, the torrent running through the city centre, this gateway was the point where the city made contact with the...
Arab baths Mallorca

ARAB BATHS. The Muslim footprint

This is one of the most important remains of Muslim art on Mallorca. From a more extensive complex, only the central hall housing the hot baths and an adjacent rectangular-shaped area remain. They are...
Balàfia Ibiza

BALàFIA. Traditional Ibizan architecture

In the 16th century Balàfia was a rich, heavily populated county which was constantly besieged by pirate incursions. Today, the name Balàfia refers to a set of five farmhouses with two...
Basilica of Son Bou Menorca

BASILICA OF SON BOU. Paleo-Christian architecture

At the easternmost tip of the beach of Son Bou there is a peculiar rectangular-shaped building, oriented from east to west. It is the Basilica of Son Bou, dated in the 5th century, one of...

Bellver Castle Mallorca

BELLVER CASTLE. A Gothic Gem

The Bellver Castle is an emblematic building in Palma that, perched atop a hill 113 metres high, presides over the city and dominates the bay. It was built between 1300 and 1310 upon the orders of...

Betlem hermitage Mallorca

BETLEM HERMITAGE. An oasis of peace and quiet

The Betlem hermitage was built over the ruins of a former Muslim farmstead, Binialgorfa. Between 1302 and 1344 this estate was under the domination of the Devesa (pastureland) of...
Biniali Mallorca

BINIALI. The ideal hamlet

Biniali is a hamlet or llogaret located in the township of Sencelles which has 170 lucky residents. It is located in what is called the Pla de Biniali, between the towns of Consell and Santa...
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