Do you want to know more about Mallorca? Find out here everything you can find in the Castle of Punta de n’Amer. It’s amazing!
Castle of Punta de n’Amer
The castle of Punta de n’Amer, better known as Es Castellet, is a fortified defense tower that is located in the municipality of Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, between the towns of Sa Coma and Cala Millor.
It’s located at the highest point of the area, with an altitude of 35 meters, and was built in the late seventeenth century and restored in the twentieth century.
This castle was built in sandstone. There is a moat surrounding the castle that was excavated in solid rock, and you can only access to the castle by a restored wooden bridge.
The land area of this protected tower has an area of about 200 hectares, with a great environmental, ecological, historical and landscape value. In fact, it was declared a natural area of special interest in 1985
In ancient times, people could perfectly visualize the sea from inside the castle in the watchtower, so it helped prevent the presence of enemy ships, especially pirates.
Currently, inside there is a historical museum that includes a sample of objects, ancient weapons and documents on the defense of Mallorca from that time.
Machine Gun Nests
Also, we recommend you to visit the machine gun nests, located in the sandstone quarries and at the entrance of Punta de n’Amer (from Sa Coma beach). These defense elements were used during the Spanish Civil War between 1963 and 1939.
In addition, on the way to the castle you can see the caves of Ses Crestas and Ses Pedreres, which were used during the time as pretalaiòtic dwellings.
Visit Mallorca and don’t miss the wonderful cultural and historical piece that represents the Castle of Punta de n’Amer.