The Castell is free to visit, from the top you have a panoramic view of the peninsula.
The restaurant next door is not cheap, as expected, but not overly expensive. Quality mediocrity.
Located between two tourist resorts according to touristy.
Comfortable ways, rather walk than hike here.
July 19, 2017
Not quite 700 meters from the easternmost point of the peninsula was built in the 17th century, the castle-like fortified tower Castell de sa Punta de n'Amer. As early as 1585, in the context of the constant attacks and raids of pirates and North African pirates on Majorca's shores (15th to 18th century), for the first time by the viceroy Lluis Vich as part of a general inspection, the need for the construction of a defense tower on Punta de n ' Amer justified. After another big attack in 1611 decided the council of the city Manacor, to whose area the peninsula belonged at that time, 1617 the building of the tower, which could be realized however at first for cost reasons not.restaurantDrawbridge of the Castell
It was not until 1693 that the construction of the Castell was started, after the captain of Muro (Capità de Muro) was captured on 4 September 1688 in one of these attacks on the island next to some fishermen and the General Council of Mallorca then the support of the Construction agreed. The 1696 completed tower served in addition to the direct defense of the inhabitants of the east coast as an observation and reporting tower. It was part of the coastal fortress network of Mallorca, consisting of a large number of towers, on which the corps of the tower guards was used. To the Castell belonged still another outbuilding, in which today a restaurant is. With the decrease in the risk of attacks in the mid-19th century, the tower was auctioned and became privately owned.In the Spanish Civil War from 1936 to 1939, the peninsula Punta de n'Amer was an important base of the army. The Castell served as the news site of the national interception network and nationalist warehouse. On 16 August 1936, the Republican forces succeeded in landing at the "Battle of Mallorca" on Punta de n'Amer and Porto Cristo and occupy parts of the east coast. After the loss of air superiority by the support of the nationalists by the Italian Air Force, the republican troops had on September 12, 1936 clear the recently occupied areas of Mallorca again. On the south coast of Punta de n'Amer bunkers were built during the war to ward off attacks from the sea.
October 29, 2017
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