Walking or hiking to Sa Talaia, an old lookout post overlooking the bay of Alcudia and the natural area of Coll Baix
At the top of Sa Talaia, at a height of impressive 446 metres, overlooking the bays of Alcúdia and Pollença, you’ll find the remains of the old medieval tower called, Sa Talaia of La Victòria, a building started in 1567 but definitely pulled down in 1936. This tower, was part of a series of strategic watchtowers and lookouts to guard over the coast and to quickly transmit the news to Palma by means of smoke signs in the daytime and in the night by fire signs.
This system was improved by Joan Binimelis, priest, mathematician and astronomer in the end of the 16th century. The system is similar to the one used in other coastal areas in the Mediterranean. From Sa Talaia the news were transmitted to Alcúdia by flag signs.
It was a round tower with a room underneath the roof defended by a wall with a stone bracket. The access door was very high and it could only be reached by a ladder or a rope. Those were removed in case of risk. There was a small window with an over-hanging stone. Only two watchmen kept duty with light weapons since their mission was not defensive.
Before or after visiting Sa Talaia, you must also visit the unspoiled natural area of Coll Baix! Coll Baix is mainly renown for it beautiful and picturesque bay in the small cove where small vessels anchor to bath in the clear water, and the hikers/walkers coming here. The area of Coll Baix, is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful of its kind here in the Alcúdia area, so peaceful and tranquil.
How to get to the Sa Talaia de Victoria
Alcúdia is one of the most historical places in all of Mallorca, yet one of the most modern and popular destinations. Alcúdia is for everyone; romantic couples, groups, families, beach lovers, walkers, cyclists etc., it’s an area of great diversity and many offers.