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Tower of the Cap Andritxol

Tower of the Cap Andritxol: Foto 1
Tower of the Cap Andritxol
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The municipality of Andratx preserves several defence towers that were used to control the coast and to protect the town against pirate attacks. The Torre de Cala en Basset, the Torre de Sa Mola, the Torre des Cap Andritxol... All these form part of a network of towers that enabled setting up visual communication between the most strategic points of the island.

The Torre des Cap Andritxol, built between 1580 and 1582, is possibly the Andratx watchtower that enjoys the most privileged views. Standing 180 metres above sea level, on the promontory that separates Camp de Mar and Cala Fornells, it dominates a large part of the municipalities of Andratx, Calvia and even some points of the Bay of Palma.

You can get to the watchtower via different paths but the most usual route starts in Cala Fornells, going through a lovely pine forest. The path to the point is approximately 2 kilometres long and the round trip can be done in 2 hours.

The path is indicated and is not a difficult one. Time can be taken for a visit or a swim in Calˇ des Monjo, a completely virgin nudist beach only 10 minutes away.

 
Last update: 07/12/2005

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