A visit at the old historic square in Alaró
The square of “Cabrit and Bassa” is the nerve center of the neighborhood called “dels Damunts”, which formed the urban center of primitive Alaró, already referenced since the 13th century.
History tells, that it was in this square that Cabrit and Bassa, heroic defenders of the Alaró castle, were cruelly executed by king Alfons II of Aragon because they fought for the kingdom of Mallorca.
In the center of the square there is an octagonal water cistern, that for many years served the population. After visiting the square, and felt the atmosphere of this antique neighborhood “dels damunts”, it is highly recommended to get lost in the network of streets and enjoy the traditional architecture of the area.
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Alaró is located in a beautiful green valley protected by two rocky mountaintops shaping an entrance to the area. Alaró is popular among a vast audience due to its fantastic location between mountains and infrastructure, making it easy to have any kind of vacation you could desire. There are a number of interesting points of interest to discover in Alaró, such as the rocky castle of Castell d’Alaró, the Sant Bartomeu parish church, the first electricity tower of the island, the buildings of Son Guitard, Sa Bastia, Casa de la Vila and Can Jaumico, all evidencing the rich cultural heritage that makes Alaró worth visiting.
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