Windmlls (La Mola, Formentera) – at this part of Formentera, there are two ancient whitewashed windmills on the eastern outskirts, once used for grinding wheat. By the 1960s they had fallen into neglect and later converted into hippy communes – Bob Dylan is reputed to have lived inside 18th century Moli Vell for several months. […]
Trepucó Ruins (outskirts of Mahón, Menorca) – located on the outskirts of Mahón, the talayotic settlement in Trepucó, which was excavated by English archaeologist Margaret Murray in 1931 and declared a Historical-Artistic Monument that same year, is located approximately two km. from Mahon on the road to Sant Lluís. This approximately 5000-sq. meter talayotic was […]
Torre des Savinar (Punta de Sa Pedrera, Ibiza) – located at the southeastern tip of the island, you’ll find a defense tower from the 18th century, that was used to warn the local population of any pirates offshore planning to attack the island. .
Teatre Principal de Maó (Mahón, Menorca) – this opera house is reputed to be the oldest in Spain (built in 1824). To many visitors, it looks like a smaller scale version of La Scala – complete with five tiers of boxes, plus red seats, and gilded woodwork. This opera house still hold occasional productions today. […]
Serra de Tramuntana (Mallorca) – this mountain range runs southwest-northeast in Mallorca, which forms the backbone of that island. Its highest peak is the Puig Major, which, at 1,445 meters, is the highest mountain in the Balearic Islands. The entire Serra de Tramuntana range is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Due to Puig Major’s […]
Royal Palace of La Almudaina (Avinguda Jaume III 9, Palma, Mallorca) – this palace, originally built as an Arabian fort, became an official royal residence in the 14th century. It is presently used as an official residence for ceremonies and state receptions. This, since Spain’s Royal Family has its Summer residence at the Palace of […]
Puerta de San Roque (Carrer Rector Mort, Mahón, Menorca) – at this site, a relic of old town walls can be found here (reputed to have been erected to defend the city against the pirate Barbarossa (Red Beard).
Admission (Monograph Museum, Carrer de San Jaume 30, Alcudia, Mallorca): €2 (general). Hours: 10 am – 1 pm & 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm (Tues. – Fri.), 10:30 am – 1 pm (Sat. – Sunday) (closed Mondays) (October to March); 10 am – 1:30 pm & 5 pm – 7:30 pm (Tues. – Fri.), 10:30 […]
Pollentia (Port d’Alcudia, Mallorca) – this is the only Roman city that can be visited in Mallorca, in the outskirts of Alcudia. About 70-80 BC, the establishment was only a small foundation. Pollèntia is the provincial Roman city standard: reticulate design, a central forum, a residential area, a theater at the outskirts and several necropolis […]
Plaça de la Conquesta (Mahón, Menorca) – located behind the church of Santa María, this plaza has a statue of King Alfons III of Aragón – who took control of Menorca from the Moors in 1287.