Views of the bay from the old lookout of Talaia de Albercutx

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!

How to get to the Talaia d’Albercutx


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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More areas to discover in the Tramuntana region

More Points of Interest in Pollença

Visit the old Victoria hermitage in Alcanada+

Ermita de la Victoria

House museum of painter Dionis Bennassar in Pollenca+

Museum of Dionís Bennàssar

Museum of Marti Vicenc+

Museum of Martí Vicenç

Interested in watchtowers and military constructions?

Ruins of the old watchtower of Sa Talaia and beautiful vantage point+

Sa Talaia

Penya des Migdia is an old watchtower and breathtaking vantage point+

Penya des Migdia

Torre de ses Puntes in Manacor is an old fortified manor house of historical importance+

Torre des Puntes

Torre dels Enagistes in Manacor also home to the local historical museum+

Torre dels Enagistes

Military museum of San Carlos in Palma+

Military Museum of Sant Carles

Almudaina Palace is an attraction in Palma+

Almudaina Palace

Torre de Gumara known as "El Temple" in Palma de Mallorca+

Torres Gumara (el Temple)

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