Capdepera is a place full of fascinating places to visit. It is home to an abundance of archaeological sites and locations of cultural heritage such as the medieval castle, the parish church of Sant Bartomeu, the lighthouse, the governor's house and the imposing possessions of the March family. Here are some recommendations of places you should visit.
Although the location has been occupied since prehistoric times, the castle was built under the rule of King Jaume II in 1300. It was a fortified town with humble dwellings inside. A vast number of sieges took place during the 16th and 17th centuries, when its inhabitants were under constant pirate attacks. Today it is the greatest tourist attraction of Capdepera.
It is a defence tower built in the 13th century. It served as a lookout for pirate attacks and also as a shelter. It is a unique building and there are very few in Europe with the same characteristics. When the attacks stopped, the Canyamel Tower became a farm and today houses a museum and a restaurant.
These caves are natural wonders that exude a special sense of magic... You will find stalactites and stalagmites of various sizes and shapes, as well as a sound and light show that will awaken all your senses.
It was one of the favourite residences of Leonor Servera, the mother of Bartolomé March. They spent a lot of time here when summer arrived. Her artistic sensitivity and love for gardening led her to create these beautiful gardens together with the most talented and important landscape designers of the time.
This lighthouse, together with the lighthouse of Artrutx in Menorca illuminates the channel separating the two islands at its narrowest point. It is situated in the eastern enclave of Majorca, and according to historians it is where King James I the Conqueror awaited the return of the envoys he had sent to Menorca to force Muslims to surrender.