TORRE DE SA PEDRISSA
Torre de sa Pedrissa enjoys one of the most privileged locations on the island, at the beautiful coast of Deià, 270 meter above sea level.
The tower was built between 1612 and 1614 to guard the coast when pirates approached. The tower was a part of an extensive network of watchtowers built to defend the island. The towers communicated with each other via smoke signals until the signal reached the towns and an army could be mobilized. The 15th, 16th and 17th century was particularly intense in the Mediterranean region as the Ottoman empire launched numerous campaigns against the archipelago and, even allied with pirates from North Africa.
How to get to Torre de sa Pedrissa
The trip out here requires good legs and a healthy condition, but definitely worth the trip. Parts of the route – especially the last part – goes through private property, but the owners have allowed walkers to come to the tower so there is an open hole next to the iron gate.
Deià, or Deya, is undoubtedly one of the most romantic areas in Mallorca, which is also evidenced in the many wedding ceremonies held every year. The natural beauty of Deià has been the main attraction force of the many artists who has been here for inspiration, which has given the village its alias as “village of artists”. Every step you take opens new amazing views, colors so deep that they can’t be imitated; simply a fairyland. Deià is home to a nice handful of attractions, such as the Son Marroig estate with its iconic marble pavilion, the house of Robert Graves, the archaeological museum and the church of Joan Baptista crowning the village from its hilltop position. You have every reason in the world to visit Deià.
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