* UPDATED * VIEWPOINT OF SES ÀNIMES
In the municipality of Banyalbufar is the splendid Viewpoint of Ses Ànimes, crowned by a defence tower, the Torre des Verger de Ses Ànimes, on top of an impressive cliff. It was built in 1579 to defend the coast and the town from pirate raids, with money allocated by the Gran i General Consell (Great and General Council).
From this inspiring spot, you can enjoy spectacular views of the north coast of Mallorca, and on a clear day you can even see the most western point of the island of Sa Dragonera. Enjoying the sunset from this vantage point is a moving experience, one of the best gifts that nature has bestowed upon us.
At the end of the 19th century, the tower became private property. It was restored in 1995 by the Govern Balear, and is now listed and declared an Asset of Cultural Interest. It is a symbolic representation of Banyalbufar, and one of the sights most associated with the coast of Mallorca.
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