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Old coastal fortress of Castell de sa Punta de n'Amer in Mallorca, Spain.



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Castell de sa Punta de n’Amer, the story

During the 16th century, the need for guarded coastlines arose as pirates from northern Africa and the Ottoman empire continuously attacked Mallorca.

However, the final decision of erecting this fortress was not made until a violent attack happened in 1611 which caused severe damage to the east cost. Due to financial struggles and economic decline in Manacor, the construction of the fortress began 1693 and was finished in 1696.

The fortress rises 35 meters above sea level. During service time, the fortress was guarded by 2-3 guards, armed with sables, muskets and pistols. Moreover, the tower was equipped with a canon on the platform which could shoot at hostile ships entering the bays of Cala Millor and Sa Coma. The original cannon is still here by the way.

Old original cannon on top of the Punta Amer fortress pointing over the bay of Cala Millor, Mallorca, Spain.
Original cannon pointing towards the bay of Cala Millor from the platform of Castell de sa Punta de n’Amer

In contrast to most other defense towers around the coastlines of Mallorca, Castell de sa Punta de n’Amer is shaped in a square building construction. The notches in the facades, prevented enemies from climbing to the platform if they managed to cross the moat.

Notches in the outer walls of the Castell de sa Punta Amer fortress in Mallorca, Spain, that prevented enemies from climbing up.
Notches in the outer walls of Castell de sa Punta de n’Amer that prevented enemy troops from climbing


During the 19th century, the amount of attacks on Mallorca declined due to a more civilized Mediterranean region. However, the fortress was put in service again during the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), where it served as a communications post. Next to the fortress, barracks was built for the soldiers to have a place to rest and eat during wartime. Today, these former barracks serve as a restaurant/cafeteria from where you can take in the amazing views over Cala Millor while enjoying a refreshment.

Inside Castell de sa Punta de n’Amer, there is a small exhibition hall, showcasing some of the original weapons, uniforms and artifacts used in the fortress.

You can climb the narrow inner staircase of the fortress, and enjoy the amazing views over the two bays of Cala Millor and Sa Coma from the platform where the Mallorcan flag proudly flaps from the gentle sea breezes.

Mallorcan flag flapping in the wind on top of the fortress of Castell de sa Punta Amer in Mallorca, Spain.
Mallorca flag flapping in the wind on top of Castell de sa Punta de n’Amer


Yes, you can enter the fortress for free during the entire opening time.

Kids as adults love to visit the coastal fortress. The fantastic views from the platform and the old cannon makes it fun and interesting for all ages to visit.

The easiest way to get to the fortress is to walk or cycle out here. You move along a gravel road on the Punta Amer headland and nature reserve, which is very beautiful. By foot it should take you approx. 20 minutes to walk from the shore to the fortress.


Monday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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