Torre del Cap Blanc is one of Mallorca’s old watchtowers erected in the modern age due to the threat of the Ottoman empire and North African pirates. It is the most well-preserved of its kind in the municipality of Llucamjor.
Torre del Cap Blanc was constructed in the years between 1579 and 1584, by Mallorcan architect Antoní Genovard, from Sineu. Genovard was also the man behind many of the beautiful old stone crosses still standing in Algaida.
The tower has a measurement of 10 meters in height and 4.13 meters in diameter. The guard would access the platform using a rope or an internal staircase built into the walls.
In total, about 85 watchtowers were constructed along the coasts of Mallorca between the 165th and 18th centuries due to the increading threats of privateers.
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Llucmajor is an area that offers a bit of everything for everyone, there beach areas, beautiful coves, stunning architecture, challenging golf courses, historical landmarks and many annual fairs and festivities to indulge in. Every Wednesday and Sunday, there is a great market in Llucmajor where you can sample typical Mallorcan delicacies and bargain good prices on all kinds of goods like leather products, cloths, accessories, crafts etc. Llucmajor is a great destination for sports holidays or active vacations, or relaxing in one of the many charming finca hotels.
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