Castell del Rei

 

This isolated fortress lies north of Pollença and dominates the landscape from a height of 500 m. whilst the sea crashes against inaccessible vertical cliffs at its feet. It was here that the Arabs resisted the push of the Christian troops for seven years, after which it passed into the hands of King Jaume I. In the 16th century it was used as a lazaretto for quarantining people who may have been infected with the plague, and afterwards it became part of the watchtower network.