The Talaia d'Albercutx

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The Talaia d'Albercutx - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

This is the view from the Talaia d'Albercutx, an 18th century tower above Cap Formentor in northern Mallorca. It is approximately 376m above sea level, and was donated in 1984 by the Capllonch Family to the people of Pollensa.
The view looks out over the Bay of Pollensa, with Alcudia bay in the far distance. You can also see a contrasting view from here in stormy weather.

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The Talaia d'Albercutx - FURTHER INFORMATION

The Talaia d'Albercutx - Mallorca visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'The Talaia d'Albercutx' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Balearic Islands.

This panorama shows the view from the Talaia d'Albercutx on the Formentor Peninsula (Península de Formentor) in northern Mallorca (Majorca). The Península de Formentor is the final narrow, rocky spur Serra de Tramuntana. The rock formations are sharp and jagged with steep cliffs dropping straight into the Mediterranean Sea. The hills in this region rise to over 400m and often the rock layers are inclined by up to 45 degrees producing some surreal landscapes, as shown in this picture.

The peninsula road that leads to the Talaia d'Albercutx is famous for the scenery it passes through. The road is narrow and well maintained compared to some other less remote roads on Mallorca. Perhaps this is indicative of the popularity of the Península de Formentor among tourists. The Talaia d'Albercutx is accessed from a side path that heads up from the Mirador de Mal Pas, another viewpoint that looks out to the north nearer to the main road. The road continues down the peninsula to Platja de Formentor and then on along an increasingly windy road to Cala Figuera, one of the most inaccessible beaches of Mallorca. Beyond this at the very eastern tip of the Península de Formentor is a silver-domed lighthouse built on a dramatic promontory with views over the sea.

As can be seen in this panoramic photograph, the view from the top of the Talaia d'Albercutx is quite stunning. From here it is possible to see over the nearby Platja de Formentor and the famous Hotel Formentor. The next big bay is the Bay of Pollenca (Badia de Pollença). The Port de Pollença is on the near side of this bay, and nearby is the Pollença beach. At the beginning of the next headland around is the town of Alcudia (Alcúdia). Boats from Alcúdia port leave for both Barcelona on the Spanish mainland and Ciutadella on Menorca. The view continues around Alcúdia Bay, over Alcúdia beach and finishes at the Peninsula de Llevant from where the coastline heads back southwest to Palama.


Road: Take the C710 to Pollença and then the road to the Port de Pollença. From here a narrow road leads off to the Peninsula de Formentor. From Palma it may be easer to head for Alcúdia along the C713 through Inca and then follow the road along the Bay of Pollença to the Port de Pollença.

Helena Smith - 4 Jun, 2007 23:38
Magnificent! I had no idea this island has such dramatic beauty. An island with something for everyone, but who could fail to be inspired and energised by scenery like this? It's breath-taking.
Peter Watts - 4 Jun, 2007 11:19
Wow, you have done it again! What a great panorama, only wish I had been there to take it myself. A stunning view of Mallorca, so different from the impression most of us have of this island.

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