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Castell d'Alaró

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  • Alex von Bühren

    The Castell d'Alaró is not only famous as a historical place, but also as the destination of the most beautiful hiking routes of Majorca. The ascent leads you through easy to moderate stretches through the breathtaking Tramuntana mountains. On the 822 meter high castle opens up a panoramic view to Palma.

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    • October 17, 2017

  • Maik ⛰ 🏃‍♂️

    The Puig Alaro can be reached on various hiking trails. Coming from the south I can recommend it here, komoot.de/tour/163159420/embed. Once at the top you can marvel at the Castell Alaro, furthermore you have a great view of the Tramuntana peaks, the fertile plain, the La Victòria peninsula and the Cap Ferrutx. On the descent, you can enjoy the best shoulder of Mallorca in the Es Verger farm.

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    • May 6, 2020

  • Anette

    The ruins of the Castell d'Alaró perched on the summit of the Puig d'Alaró are enthroned from afar. The mighty walls of the fortress have been impregnable for centuries and are still a symbol of freedom in the cultural memory of the islanders. In 1931, the fort was given the status of official Spanish cultural monument.
    Historical records of the castle's military use date back to 902, when the Moors seized power over the island.
    Source and more info: holamallorca.com/magazine/sehenswuerdigkeiten/castell-d-alaro.htm

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    • January 6, 2019

  • Altmärker 54

    The ascent from Orient is also very nice, because you have the 1000ender of the Tramuntana in the back and the valley is under one.

    Unfortunately, there are hardly any parking spaces there.

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    • March 28, 2019

  • Bike & Hike ADV

    One of the most beautiful places on the island!

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    • October 17, 2017

  • Wanderpärchen

    Great views. If you go sharply to the left after the entrance, along the wall to the rear, you are at least in March for yourself.

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    • March 24, 2018

  • Andreas J

    From Castell we have a beautiful panoramic view of the island. Here we find no bus tourists, only nature lovers. Good walkable path, with the bike is the last section rather not suitable.

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    • May 1, 2018

  • Alex von Bühren

    The Castell d'Alaró (Castilian de Alaró Castile) is the ruin of a rock castle below the 825 meter high mountain peak Puig d'Alaró in the municipality of Alaró on the Spanish Mediterranean island of Mallorca. It is located about three kilometers north of the town of Alaró. The name Alaró derives from the Arabic al'-run and means Roman, Byzantine or Christian. [1] The castle is accessible via a paved road from Alaró and a subsequent climb. Since 1931, the ruin is Spanish cultural monument and today belongs to the city of Alaró, the diocese of Mallorca and a private owner.

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    • October 16, 2017

  • Altmärker 54

    The ancients knew already where it is beautiful and militarily it made sense, whether Maure, Saracen or Spaniard ....

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    • March 28, 2019

  • Frank aus Bliesheim

    One of the nicest rest stops on the whole island Mallorca. Now with coffee and cake supply.
    Gigantic view over two thirds of the island.

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    • October 7, 2015

  • Conan (Peti)

    Wonderful view in all directions

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    • May 11, 2017

  • Sanni Curio

    On the way up to the Castell d'alaro, on the way up, there is a small restaurant at the end of the paved road, where you can eat excellent leg of lamb. Of course there are other Mallorcan delicacies.
    It is worth the look in the restaurant!

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    • June 6, 2018

  • Naxxos

    Very nice tour on the Puig d`Alaró.

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    • January 17, 2019

  • Tom wanderwärts

    A climb that is definitely worth it - with a clear view.
    You can enjoy a really beautiful view. The ascent itself is warm, but the paths are good. The signs are exemplary and the descent over the finca "Es Veger" is almost comfortable.

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    • February 24, 2020

  • JR56

    The Castell d’Alaró is one of Mallorca's fateful places. Its origins on the strategically important mountain Puig d’Alaró go back to the Bronze Age.The oldest documents about the fortress are from the year 902. The Castell d’Alaró resisted the Saracen conquest for eight and a half years. It went down in Mallorcan legend through the commanders Cabrit and Bassa, who defended the castle against Alfonso III in 1285 and were cruelly executed by the king. The two are now considered to be great historical figures on the island and are venerated as martyrs in the castle chapel.The Castell d’Alaró is not only famous as a historical place, but also as a destination for the most beautiful hiking routes in Mallorca. The ascent takes you over easy to moderately difficult routes through the breathtaking Tramuntana mountains. From the 822 meter high castle, a panoramic view opens up to Palma.mallorca-experte.net/castell-d-alaro

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    • October 8, 2021

  • Daniel

    We drove to the end of the road (at the inn on the left over and over) and with our 2.5-year-old the route to Castell walked. It took longer, but it was easy to master. Walking shoes are good, but we also made it to sn sneakers well.
    Nice route and great views. Attention: above no toilet or running water!

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    • October 28, 2017

  • Alex von Bühren

    The Castell d'Alaró (Castilian de Alaró Castile) is the ruin of a rock castle below the 825 meter high mountain peak Puig d'Alaró in the municipality of Alaró on the Spanish Mediterranean island of Mallorca. It is located about three kilometers north of the town of Alaró. The name Alaró derives from the Arabic al'-run and means Roman, Byzantine or Christian. [1] The castle is accessible via a paved road from Alaró and a subsequent climb. Since 1931, the ruin is Spanish cultural monument and today belongs to the city of Alaró, the diocese of Mallorca and a private owner.

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    • October 16, 2017

  • Alex von Bühren

    The Castell d'Alaró (Castilian de Alaró Castile) is the ruin of a rock castle below the 825 meter high mountain peak Puig d'Alaró in the municipality of Alaró on the Spanish Mediterranean island of Mallorca. It is located about three kilometers north of the town of Alaró. The name Alaró derives from the Arabic al'-run and means Roman, Byzantine or Christian. [1] The castle is accessible via a paved road from Alaró and a subsequent climb. Since 1931, the ruin is Spanish cultural monument and today belongs to the city of Alaró, the diocese of Mallorca and a private owner.

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    • October 16, 2017

  • Alex von Bühren

    The Castell d'Alaró (Castilian de Alaró Castile) is the ruin of a rock castle below the 825 meter high mountain peak Puig d'Alaró in the municipality of Alaró on the Spanish Mediterranean island of Mallorca. It is located about three kilometers north of the town of Alaró. The name Alaró derives from the Arabic al'-run and means Roman, Byzantine or Christian. [1] The castle is accessible via a paved road from Alaró and a subsequent climb. Since 1931, the ruin is Spanish cultural monument and today belongs to the city of Alaró, the diocese of Mallorca and a private owner.

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    • October 16, 2017

  • Johanng

    Makes all the time from 4 clock in the morning. Is a great experience even when it rains.

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    • March 9, 2018

  • Kathrin

    Great view and an optimal place after the climb for a rest. There is also a small restaurant there.

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    • November 12, 2017

  • Naxxos

    The ruins of the Castells d'Alaró can be found below the 825 meter high mountain peak Puig d'Alaró.

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    • January 17, 2019

  • Glenn Ceusters

    Best reached through “Es Verger”, as there is plenty of parking space and the possibility to make a round trip (follow the GR up and come down the dirt road with a great view down the valley).

    • July 2, 2019

  • Maren P. 🐗🦌

    It's worth it, but you should skip the weekend. Because it is also a place of pilgrimage for the locals and Spanish holidaymakers who come with full buses

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    • April 24, 2021


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