Enjoy the amazing and breathtaking views over the coastline of Banyalbufar from the stone terraces called, “marjades”.
Take a good look around you, and you will surely notice that everywhere on the slopes of the mountain, stone terraces has been build into the rock surface.
These terraces, are known as “Marjades”, and were built by the Moors during their time here (902 -1231). These are advanced hydraulic systems, that makes good use of the water running from the mountains to the sea. The marjades are built of dry stones which makes this even more fascinating, because this technique preserves the soil.
Some of the olive and orange trees, are believed to be more than 1.000 years old.
The marjades has become a landmark of Banyalbufar and Estellencs because it is the only area of Mallorca where the stone terraces are so well-preserved and has such and amazing situation between the green mountains of Tramuntana and the azure horizon.
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The coastal area of Banyalbufar is one of the most picturesque in the entire Tramuntana region of Mallorca. The stone terraces built into the mountain slopes has been protected as world heritage and has given Banyalbufar its unique characteristic. Banyalbufar is a great area for discovering the wild and untouched Balearic wildlife, as well as enjoying some of the magnificent views over the sea from the many lookouts around the coastline. There just a few accommodation options in Banyalbufar, all of them offers true Mediterranean charm and authenticity, perfect for relaxing.
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