Serral dels Falcons tower

Serral dels Falcons tower

The tower of Serral dels Falcons is located in the town of Porto Cristo, on the eastern coast of Mallorca. Like many other towers in Mallorca, Serral dels Falcons was built to defence the coast from a pirates attacks. The tower was quickly built in 1577 and. The tower of Serral dels Falcons is built on a circular ground plan and the entrance is four meters high. Inside the tower was a sleeping place, a small kitchen and a water storage. Next to the tower is the lighthouse, which was recently restored.

The tower served as a watch and signaling tower and was part of a system designed to warn against pirate attacks. The tower was occupied by a guard, who burned the wood to give a smoke signal, when was necessary. 1936 it was totally destroyed by the bombing. Finally, in 1960, it was reconstructed by the landowners till nowadays. Since 1985, the tower is listed as a Historical Patrimony of Spain. Nowadays, there is a picnic area nearby.

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