TORRE DEL SERRAL DELS FALCONS
Visit the old watchtower of Falcons, in Porto Cristo
It’s real name, is ‘Torre dels Serrals de Falcons’, because of the hill it stands on overlooking the and guarding the coastal line of Porto Cristo.
This watchtower was built in 1577, as a respond to the many violent pirate attacks that Mallorca suffered from during the 15 and 1600’s.
In 1769, the tower belonged to the finca ‘Es Rafal Podent’, which is now a rustic finca hotel.
During the Spanish civil war, the tower was heavily damaged. However, when the war was over, an unanimous town council of Manacor decided to restore the tower as a symbol of the area.
How to find the Falcon watchtower
Manacor is a great place to visit for its incredible diversity and cultural offers. The municipality comprise the second largest town of Mallorca, along with the popular beach destinations of Porto Cristo, Sa Marina, Son Macià, s’Illot, Cala Morlanda, Cala Romantica, Cala Mendia, Cales de Mallorca and Cala Murada. The rich history of this area has left numerous points of interest to visit, all with a story from a period in the development of Manacor. The most important attractions in Manacor are the Majorica pearl factory, the Cuevas del Drach caves and the imposing neo-Gothic parish church which belongs to the most beautiful on the island. Manacor is also a great place to consume some typical Mallorcan traditions, especially at the popular May fair. Manacor is in many ways a wonderful place to visit, do not miss the opportunity.
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