Castle of la Punta de Amer

Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, Spain

The Castle of la Punta de Amer is a 17th century fortification located in Sant Lorenzo des Cardessar on the island of Mallorca. The sandstone structure was built in the late 17th century, and is now a protected site.

During the 16th century, the need for guarded coastlines arose as pirates from northern Africa and the Ottoman empire continuously attacked Majorca.

However, the final decision of erecting this fortress was not made until a violent attack happened in 1611 which caused severe damage to the east cost. Due to financial struggles and economic decline in Manacor, the construction of the fortress began 1693 and was finished in 1696.

The fortress rises 35 meters above sea level. During service time, the fortress was guarded by 2-3 guards, armed with sables, muskets and pistols. Moreover, the tower was equipped with a canon on the platform which could shoot at hostile ships entering the bays of Cala Millor and Sa Coma. The original cannon is still here by the way.

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Founded: 1693
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Przemyslaw Kowalski (9 months ago)
Small castle close to Sa Coma beach. A short walk through the nature reserve up the hill will take us to this small castle. Built in 17c to protect the shores of Mallorca against pirates. Occupied by 2-3 people at times is one of the smallest castles I have ever visited. Inside the castle there is a small museum with artifacts found on the grounds of the castle. It's free entry. We can get to the top via small, narrow staircase and enjoy the local view. There is a bar just outside the castle where we can have a drink or eat something. Nice little gem worth a walk
philip burrows (9 months ago)
Had a Top view from the castle and got to see the history behind it great location and theres also a Taverna only opens at certain times but well worth a visit and it's free entrance
James Rickett (10 months ago)
A short walk from the hotel and enjoyed it. Sensible foot ware is a must. Nice views and free to enter. Nice cafe opposite the keep with toilets. Enjoyed a cool drink but lots of wasps pit today!
Colin Rodgers (12 months ago)
From sa coma beach a dirt track leads the way up a slight gradient up to the castle the ground is quite losse at most parts take water with you it takes about 35 minutes from the donkey stables at the start look out for mountain bikers some don't slow down and mountain bikers look out for walkers all in all a nice little walk there is a cafe ,restaurant with seating right next to the castle enjoy.
Paul Wallace (13 months ago)
Lovely little cafe at the top. The walk-up was nice a little rough, so anyone with walking difficulties would find it difficult. Unfortunately, it rained once we got to the top. There were some nice views, and the Fort, although small, was very interesting.
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