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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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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247 reviews 247 reviews
157 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
36 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

My wife and I climbed the fairly easy path from the Orient - Alaro road near the Hermitage hotel, first through woods then up a ridge. Super walk. A real highlight for us, with view-issimo. One can also drive part-way up from Alaro, reaching an inn.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Stunning scenery and views abound during the hillside walk up to Castell d’Alaro, which is a ruined castle, with a chapel and outbuildings recently converted to provide overnight accommodation for long distance hikers. The easiest option is to drive from Alaro following signposts for "Castillo", and to park near to the farmhouse restaurant "Es Verger". This offers the added attraction... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Be prepared for a twisty drive from Alaro up to Es Verger restaurant. Walk from here to get super views from the Castell.

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Cheltenham
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

It is amazing that this restaurant is able to serve such lovely dishes when you think about how the hell it is all transported up there! No cars that is for sure - or motor vehicles of any description. Well worth the walk to the top.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Parked in the town and walked from there brilliant walk long and tiring in the heat but not overly hard. Took about 4 hours not including rest and view time at the top and a visit to the restaurant es verger on the way back. Not much left of the castle but the views are incredible especially on the outcrop... More

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