The municipality of Banyalbufar covers an area of 18.1 km² right in Serra de Tramuntana. It is located next to the C-710 road, which connects Pollença and Andratx. This region includes four small mountains. The highest one is Sa Mola de Planícia (942 m) and the smallest one is Sa Talaia, with just 309 m.
The documented origins of this municipality go back to the 10th century, during the domination of Mallorca.
After the conquest of the island of Mallorca in 1229, the village was granted to the knights
Gilabert de Cruïlles and Ramón Sa Clusa.
Like in every coastal region in Mallorca, watchtowers are located on the highest coastal points. These were used to alert the village to the pirates. The Verger tower, which has been completely restored, is a perfect place to go if you want to learn more about this kind of constructions.
Terraces are Banyalbufar’s most singular feature. The go down forming big steps until they reach the sea.
Agriculture was the main occupation of the locals; however, apart from their farm work, they also made a living from fishing.
Banyalbufar’s vineyards are famous thanks to the malvasia, a sweet wine of extraordinary delicacy. In ancient times, around 2000 grapevines were cultivated in the terraces of this steep municipality, exclusively for the production of the malvasia wine.
In this village, there are three hotels, which altogether have 190 rooms available. There is also a rural hostel and some shops, bars, restaurants and cafés.
Information of Interest
LINK OF BANYALBUFAR TOWN COUNCIL
Official reserve accommodation
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