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Castle of Capdepera, the surrender of the muslims


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A bit of history

In June, 17th 1231, the King of Aragon, Jaume I,  and Abu Abd Allah Muhammad, “alfaquí” of Menorca, signed the rendition on Menorca island to the Aragon crown. This happened in a walled fortress situated in the northeast of Mallorca called Castle of Capdepera. It was a strategic point because from the castle you can clearly see the sister island of Menorca.

Castillo de Capdepera
Castillo de Capdepera

The village that became a castle

In its beginnings, was a Muslim village with a watchtower. Years later, a church was added and, finally, the walls were erected to protect the villagers from the Barbary pirates whose raids had the  purpose of capture europeans to serve as slaves. For that reason, in the late 16th century the villagers lived inside the walls. 

During the 19th Century a flour mill was built inside the Muslim watchtower. We can visit the governor’s house and the straw and esparto work museum. 

For sure, you will fall in love immediately with the castle and its medieval atmosphere and, of course, its views.

Castillo de Capdepera
Castillo de Capdepera

How to arrive

Walking from the center of the town of Capdepera. There are several parkings in the area.

Castillo de Capdepera
Castillo de Capdepera

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