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Castell d Alaro

Alaro, Majorca, Spain
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Alaro
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The view from the summit is the best of the island. And in my mind you need to go there to experience something that most tourists do not see while on Mallorca. Starting off from the small city of Alaro, you drive trough smaller and smaller roads. They end halfway up the mountain at the oldest restaurant on the island,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

ok so the drive from Alaro to Restaurant Es Verger, where we parked the car, wasn't that great for me as I dislike hights and lots of bends and this is just one big mean zig zag mother of a road. But once there I thoroughly enjoyed the walk up to the castle. Amazing place it must have been, I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

From the village of Orient it's 450m vertically to the Castell d'Alaro. From Alaro it's 650m, so they say. The walk from Orient is delightful. A guidebook refers to it as easy/medium. It didn't seem that easy to us, but we enjoyed it. The walk started along the road and led us through sheep-filled olive groves; up into the oak... More

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We drove part of the way from Alaro up to a restaurant, then walked up to the Castell. Quite strenuous one and half hour walk, but worth it for the views at the top.

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Interesting challenge, running to the top from the centre of Alaro. Fantastic views from the top, you can almost see the whole island.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The castle is well signposted from Alaro village and we drove to Es Verger restaurant to park, after an interesting drive with hairpin bends, a narrow and potholed road and sheer drops! There was plenty of parking and we then headed up the well marked trail through the trees. I think the path was better condition than the road we... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Great walk up to this Castle and stunning views of the island from the top. Refuge at the summit in which you can get a snack meal and even stay overnight!

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Windsor, Canada
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Castell d'Alaro is about half an hour drive from Palma de Mallorca. There are two ways to get to the ruin itself. First one is the gentle route. This route will take you gradually upward. It takes about over an hour on foot to the top. The second one is more direct, but rather steep and rocky. If you have... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

At approximately 800 metres high you can watch the planes descend underneath you into Palma airport from the top. Although the castle is ruined refreshments are available at the summit which includes a small chapel. Make sure to check the views in all directions with the cliff drop on the Northern side breath taking. I thoroughly recommend driving to Es... More

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Voorburg, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

It is wonderful to hike up the mountain. Coming from Alaro, park your car either at the bottom at the agriturismo and hike uphill for two hours, or park at the rustic restaurant Es Verger, for a one hour climb uphill. Wear good shoes, the terrain is rough. The Alaro Castle is a ruin, but you have fantastic views to... More

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