During your holidays in Majorca you can enjoy its beaches, its parties, its shops, its gastronomy, etc. But, for those who also seek to satisfy their cultural side, Mallorca also offers a wide variety of options; like the rock castles.
What are they?
Its name does not deceive: it refers to the castles that are adapted to the orography of the mountains in which they are built and, thus, they combine their architecture with the rock of the place. Thanks to this, the castles become more impregnable, something fundamental when building any fortress.
Rock Castles in Majorca
There are three rock castles on the island: the Castle of Alaró, the castle of the King in Pollença and the castle of Santueri in Felanitx. The first two are a good option, due to its proximity, if you have decided to rent either in Alcúdia or in Pollença. The latter, however, is advisable especially if you have rented a villa in Cala D'or, as it is located just over 10 km away from this town. However, do not forget that the distances in Majorca are not very big, so it is not really difficult to visit any of these castles rock from your villa in Majorca.
Castillo de Alaró
Located about 800 meters high, the castle of Alaró has been considered impregnable. It is also an extraordinary viewpoint of the bay of Alcudia and the bay of Palma, as well as the Serra de Tramuntana.
The castle, which has a Christian origin, was built during the High Middle Ages. Some remnants of the old Muslim fortification are still preserved today.
Besides the castle, we can find a hostelry and the sanctuary of the Mare de Déu del Refugi.
It is a castle located in Pollença, at a height of almost 500 meters, and of Roman origin. Nowadays it has private owners and it is not allowed to visit its ruins that are still standing.
Located more than 400 meters high in the municipality of Felanitx, in the Serra de Llevant, it is a castle of medieval origin, although remains of previous constructions still stand. Despite its state inside, the sea is perfectly displayed from the castle.
The castle can be visited by paying an entry of €4. In addition, there is the option to access with a guided tour (by booking for a minimum of 15 people) paying €3.50 per person plus €20 for the guide.
Definitely very different plans to enjoy another side of Majorca than you aren’t used to.