Serra de Tramuntana
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Serra de Tramuntana

Alaró Castle

 

This fortress is outlined on the peak of Puig de Alaró, at an altitude of 822 m., where it was built taking advantage of the rocky crag’s natural inaccessibility. From the top one can see the whole of the Pla de Mallorca area, from the bay of Alcudia to the bay of Palma, which explains why it was a key position for controlling the Serra de Tramuntana. In the 10th century the indigenous population resisted the Muslim invasion for more than eight years here, and in the 13th century it was the Arabs who resisted the Catalan siege in this same enclave.