Tower of Albarca
Update 24/09/19. The Tower of Albarca or des Matzocs is located in the natural park of the Peninsula del Llevant, Arta.
The Tower of Albarca or des Matzocs is a defense tower built in 1751 to guard the maritime area between Mallorca and Menorca since in those times the neighboring island of Menorca was occupied by the British.
The Torre de Albarca is located east of the coast of Mallorca within the natural park of the Peninsula del Llevant.
The environment where this tower of defense is located is of great landscape value, numerous mountains, valleys, virgin beaches, Mediterranean forest, a wonderful place to explore.
The Tower of Albarca is a circular building with two floors and is in very good condition. It is possible to access and climb up to the deck where one of the cannons that the tower had is still located.
From the deck the views are unbeatable and you can see the island of Menorca. It has currently been declared an Asset of Cultural Interest.
How to arrive:
The Tower of Albarca or des Matzocs is located on the Peninsula del Llevant in Artá. There are several itineraries in the natural park that lead to the tower. From Cala Torta there is a path close to the sea to the Tower. The tower is easy to locate since it is in front of a small islet.