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Mallorca 01. Portopí Lighthouse – Cap Blanc Lighthouse

  • 53,3 Km
  • 03:00
  • 26
  • Easy
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The first route focuses on Palma de Mallorca, the island’s capital. It is a city that is open to the sea. The city’s essence—its distinguishing mark—is the sea looking back at it.

The city and the sea, the sea and the city: two inseparable concepts for Palma de Mallorca. Without the sea, Palma de Mallorca would not be what it is. The sea has always been the only way of life for the city.

For all those who visit it, this city is a fount of hopes and excitement when you stroll through its historic center. This route provides a great opportunity for getting to know the roots, the history and the daily life of Majorcans, from the quarter of La Llotja to the city’s historic center.

You can start the route from the Museum of San Carlos or from the Portopí Lighthouse. Is the third oldest working lighthouse in the world after La Torre de Hércules at La Coruña and “La Lanterna” at Genoa. Inside lighthouse there is an exhibition on maritime signals. It is possible to visit it through e-mail or phone call.
e-mail: fardeportopi@portsdebalears.com
Phone number: 971 402175
we open Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

You will stroll through Dalt Murada and from there you will be able to gaze at the Crown Jewels of Mallorca: the Cathedral and the Royal Palace of La Almudaina.

We will leave the historic center of the city and continue with our route through former fishing villages, such as Portitxol and El Molinar, and eventually come to the tourist hub of Arenal.

Once we have passed Arenal, we will come to an area full of spectacular cliffs that tower above eighty meters in height, with some amazing views of the Bay of Palma.

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ATTRACTIONS OF THE ROUTE

Portopí lighthouse

Portopí is the third oldest working lighthouse in the world after La Torre de Hércules at La Coruña and “La Lanterna” at Genoa.

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Cap Blanc Lighthouse

One of the two lighthouses marking the two extremes of the Bay of Palma.

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Cathedral of Palma

This is the most important monument on the Balearic Islands. The Cathedral of Palma, popularly known as ‘La Seu’, is also the seat of the dioceses of Mallorca. Its style is primarily...

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Bellver Castle

The Bellver Castle is an emblematic building in Palma that, perched atop a hill 113 metres high, presides over the city and dominates the bay.

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The Walls of Palma

The viewpoint beside the Cathedral is a balcony from which one can contemplate the vastness of the sea. This is the site of the only wall enclosure that served as a defence...

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Es Baluard

Es Baluard rises up in a privileged location in the city of Palma, and from its vantage point you can catch the best views of the Bay of Palma, with the Gothic...

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La Llotja

La Llotja is one of the masterpieces of civilian Gothic architecture. It was the headquarters of the College of Merchants, which was founded in 1403 upon a royal privilege granted by King...

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Arab Baths

This is one of the most important remains of Muslim art on Mallorca. From a more extensive complex, only the central hall housing the hot baths and an adjacent rectangular-shaped area remain....

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Almudaina Palace

The word ‘almudaina’ stems from the Arabic language, and is a diminutive of the word madina, which means town. The Almudaina is the town’s most important defensive nucleus, and its origins go...

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Palau March Museu

The museum houses the art collection and books of the Fundación (Foundation) Bartolomé March, created in 1975. It is situated right in the historical centre of Palma de Mallorca.

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Palma Council

The Plaza de Cort is the civic centre of the city par excellence. Its name derives from the word corts, synonymous with the Curia that were situated in this square and which...

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S’Hort del Rei

The great arch we can now see above the pond dates back to the old docks of the Muslim period which existed beneath the palace of La Almudaina, opening directly out into...

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Baluard de Sant Pere

In the 16th century the Renaissance enclosure of Palma was begun with walls and bastions adapted for artillery purposes.

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Dalt Murada

The path we have taken is known by the name of “Dalt Murada”, and from here we can see what were once the boundaries of the Roman city which stretched from the...

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Council of Mallorca

Next to the Town Hall is the Council of Mallorca, today’s governmental body for the island of Mallorca.

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Gran Hotel

The Grand Hotel was the forerunner to all the modern hotels on Mallorca. It also marked the first important example of Art Nouveau on the island. It was designed by one of...

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Major Square

This part of the city – now a centre of urban activity – is a modern space, the result of alterations carried out in the 19th century that destroyed the network of...

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Sant Carles Museum

In early 1600, a need was foreseen to build a fort that could guard the port of Palma on the west, in the region of where an old Roman port called Portopi...

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Passeig del Born

In the past, the end of the avenue called Es Born was the place where the Riera torrent bed began to flow out into the sea. Actually, El Borne was a kind...

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Es Carnatge

Es Carnatge (“bait” in English) is situated at nine kilometres from Palma, between Cala Pudent and Cova des Bufador. The name can be explained by the activity here until the end of...

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Pelaire and Portopí

The towers of Pelaires and Portopí are the only remaining examples of coastal defence towers in Palma, and their origin lies in medieval times.

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Marina de Llucmajor

Once baked Cap Blanc Lighthouse find eternal cliffs over 120 meters high, with endemic species such as the scrubland of olive trees and pines.

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Es Molinar

Platja des Portitxolet is situated at two kilometres east from Palma, surrounded by restored ground floors and the Paseo Maritimo of the old fishing suburb es Molinar, which has become a residential...

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Ciudad Jardín

Ciutat Jardí is situated at five kilometres east from Palma, next to Fortí Torre d’en Pau, a construction which was finished in 1898 in order to defend the bay of Palma from...

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Platja de Palma

Platja de Palma is the biggest piece of coast of the capital of the Balearic archipelago (4,6 kilometres long, divided into 15 beaches), situated 14 kilometres east from this town, although the...

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Cala Blava

Cala Blava is situated at five kilometres from s’Arenal and is also know as Cala Mosca and Cala Mosques. The adjacent village received the same name.

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