Talaia d’Albercutx

old watchtower talaia de albercutx overlooking the coast of pollenca mallorca
About

Enjoy a scenic and fresh hiking excursion to this medieval lookout situated in the mountain slopes between Port de Pollenca and Formentor

Talaia d’Albercutx, is an old strategic lookout and bastion dating back from the early Middle Ages. This ancient watchtower offers some unique and breathtaking views overlooking the bay of Puerto de Pollenca and the valley of Pollenca old town.

The name suggests that this this place has been known and used at least since Mozarab times on Mallorca, due to the -tx ending of the name.

During the 1500’s, Talaia d’Albercutx was used to spot Turkish and North African pirates whom continuously attacked Mallorca.

The most recent use of the watchtower was during the civil war in the 1930’s.

It’s a tough walk to reach the Talaia d’Albercutx, but I promise you it will be worth your while!

Where

Get directions to the ancient lookout of Talaia d’Albercutx 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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The parish church of Nostra Senyora dels Àngels

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Museum of local painter Dionis Benassar

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Oratory of Sant Jordi

The La Gola ornithological reserve

Medieval fortress of Castell del Rei

Hill of Santïeri, a great place to discover Balearic wildlife

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