Castell del Rei

ruins of the castell del rei fortress in the mountains over pollenca in mallorca
About

The excursion to the ruins of Castell del Rei, also known as “The King’s Castle”, is among the most popular hiking excursions in the Pollenca area.

Castell del Rei, is built in a very strategic location, on top of a hilltop in the mountains, overlooking the sea from several sides.

The ruins, are believed to have been used during prehistoric times, but we only know for certain that the fortress was used during Moorish dominance, as stories from the reconquest tells about battles fought here.

During the 16th century, Majorca experienced many attacks from pirates sailing from the Ottoman kingdom, and the castle was an important strategic point in the surveillance of the maritime areas.

If you decide to go through the efforts of visiting the ruins of Castell del Rei, you will be highly rewarded!

Where

Get directions to Castell del Rei in Pollença

Pollença belongs to the most charming and at the same time, vibrant towns in the Tramuntana range. The area is home to a great diversity of species, breathtaking natural areas, vantage points and historical landmarks and points of interest, all waiting to be discovered by you. Pollença is also home to a wide variety of restaurants and bars, creating a vibrant ambience in the rustic narrow streets of the old town. As a travel destination, Pollença is suited for most people, however, if you are traveling with children, the beach area of Port de Pollença is a far better choice.

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