Torre de Cala en Basset is located near the small fishing village of Sant Elm, overlooking the many small evergreen and azure bays along the foothills of the Tramuntana Mountains, as well as the island of Sa Dragonera.
The tower was part of an extensive network of watchtowers erected along the coasts of Mallorca to guard against pirates.
The towers communicated using smoke signals so that the fortresses and towers closer to the villages could quickly evacuate the inhabitants and get the men ready for battle.
Torre de Cala en Basset communicated with Castell de Sant Elm and Torre des Cap Andritxol.
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The area of Andratx is both diverse and versatile, and attracts a broad audience. The two main destinations in Andratx, are the old town and the lush marina area of Port d’Andratx. both with each their very own charm and appeal. The area surrounding the old town is full of scenic wildlife with direct access to many hiking routes and roads that leads further up in the Tramuntana. Port d’Andratx enjoys a romantic setting in an isolated cove at the feet of the mountain range and a more vibrant atmosphere with the bars and restaurants here. Andratx has a nice handful of points of interest to explore, as well as some art museums worth visiting if you are fond of cultural offers.
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