We’re talking here about a 14th-century building that has been declared a Mallorcan historical heritage site. People say that it was actually the refuge of King Jaume II of Aragon.
It’s a real national treasure, and has been converted into a rural hotel with only 24 suites.
We are also surrounded by thousand-year-old holm oaks, and right next to the best beaches in Mallorca.
Capdepera is pure history. Its castle was built to defend the town from pirate attacks and to help it control maritime communication. You simply must visit it! Its views over the Mallorcan coast, the sea, and the Menorcan channel are breathtaking. From Son Jaumell, you can also access Capdepera's most beautiful coves with crystal-clear turquoise waters and white sand.
Although the place where it now stands has been occupied since prehistoric times, the castle of Capdepera was built during the reign of King Jaume II in the year 1300. It was a fortified village with some humble dwellings inside. Its peak period of occupation was in the 16th and 17th centuries, when its inhabitants were constantly attacked by pirates. Today it's Capdepera's most popular tourist attraction.
Here we have a defence tower built in the 13th century. It was used to guard against pirate attacks, but also as a refuge. It's a unique building, as there are very few of its kind in Europe. When the attacks ended, Canyamel Tower was converted into a farm, and these days it houses a museum and a restaurant.
The caves of Artà are a true wonder of nature. There are few places where you'll be able to feel such a special kind of magic. It boasts incredibly shaped stalactites and stalagmites and even a light and sound show to stir your senses.
This was one of the favourite residences of Leonor Servera, Bartolomé March's mother, where they spent long summer days and weeks together. Her artistic sensitivity and love of gardening inspired her to create the beautiful gardens of Sa Torre Cega, together with the most highly-renowned landscape designers of the time.
Capdepera lighthouse, together with the Artrutx lighthouse on Menorca, mark out the narrowest point of the channel that separates the two islands. We find it in the easternmost enclave of Mallorca and historians say that it was here that King James I the Conqueror awaited the return of the envoys he sent to Menorca to enforce the Muslim surrender of that island.