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A walk to a mountaintop chapel, and ruined castle
The first records of Castell d’Alaró date back to 900, but the origin of the fortress is unknown. Some assume it was Roman, but the ones who perfected the fortifications and occupied it for over 300 years, were the Arabs. King Jaume I reclaimed the fortress from the Arabs in 1231.
Although in time Castell d’Alaró lostz its strategic significance, restoration work begun in the 17th century, when the sanctuary of The Mare de Deu of the Refugi was added.
Travelers come here for the amazing photographic opportunities, and the breathtaking panoramic views of Mallorca. Attractions in the neighborhood include a grove of evergreen oaks, an old Moorish prison (the cave of San Antonio) and a small restaurant.