Torre de Canyamel

Canyamel Tower

The Tower of Canyamel was built in the 13th century and stands at an altitude of almost 50 meters in the valley of Canyamel (“sugar cane”). The Tower of Canyamel, as many other towers, was built to defense the eastern coast of the Spanish Balearic island of Mallorca. It is located in the municipality of Capdepera, about four kilometers southwest of the city of Capdepera. Until the middle of the 15th century, the Tower of Canyamel was named after the Montsó family who built it, “Torre d’en Montsó”. Today, the tower surrounded by farm buildings houses a small museum. Nowadays, tower of Canyamel is a family business. In 2009, the tower was reopened as a museum and owns lot of musical and artistic events.
The Gothic-style stone, mortar and clay tower of the Tower of Canyamel is about 23 meters high and has three storeys. For safety reasons, this original entrance to the tower could only be accessed. The Tower of Canyamel has a narrow spiral staircase, windows and the roof terrace. From a roof terrace you will have a view to the southeast coast. There is a five-meter-high smaller tower near by. The legend tells, that the Tower of Canyamel never fell into enemy hands.

The Tower of Canyamel is easily accessed from the main road. It is about three kilometers from Capdepera. Free parking is available in front of the farm buildings surrounding the tower.

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