Torre d’en Bassa

About

Torre d’en Bassa was a part of a network of more than 86 watchtowers that guarded the coasts of the island between the 16th and 18th century.

The tower here was constructed in 1617, and has a square form unlike most other watchtowers that were round.

Torre d’en Bassa overlooks the scenic cove of Portopetro on the southeast coast of Mallorca.

Where

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Santanyí

Santanyí belongs to the Migjorn region, and is located in the south-eastern corner of Mallorca. Generally speaking, it belongs to the most dry areas of the island making it obvious for cultivation of figs, almonds etc. However, Santanyí is a coastal area and you will find a range of great beach destinations such as Cala Santanyí, Cala Llombards, s’Almonia, Portopetro and Cala d’Or which is the most touristic of the holiday destinations in southern Mallorca. Santanyí carries an eventful cultural heritage full of stories of pirate attacks, smuggling and big export adventures, which makes it an interesting place to visit and discover. The heart of Santanyí is the main square of the old town, an ambient place surrounded by bars and restaurants which gives life to the “yellow town”. Wednesday and Saturday are market days in Santanyí, where you can sample some of the local delicacies and products while bargaining good prices of various stuff.

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