The excursion to the ruins of Castell del Rei, also known as “The King’s Castle”, is among the most popular hiking excursions in the Pollenca area.
Castell del Rei, is built in a very strategic location, on top of a hilltop in the mountains, overlooking the sea from several sides.
The ruins, are believed to have been used during prehistoric times, but we only know for certain that the fortress was used during Moorish dominance, as stories from the reconquest tells about battles fought here.
During the 16th century, Majorca experienced many attacks from pirates sailing from the Ottoman kingdom, and the castle was an important strategic point in the surveillance of the maritime areas.
If you decide to go through the efforts of visiting the ruins of Castell del Rei, you will be highly rewarded!