"Alaro Castle place" Alaró by russian_yaz

Alaró Travel Guide: 1 reviews and 26 photos

Located in the Raiguer district, in a long corridor between the Tramuntana Mountains and the plains of Es Pla, the municipality of Alaró lies on an ancient Arab farmstead called Oloron. Alaró Castle became one of the main centres of Muslim resistance during the Catalan invasion initiated by Jaime I in 1229. During the island's occupation by Alfonso the Liberal in 1285, the castle was once again the last refuge of resistance, in this case by men loyal to Jaime II.

At present, the remains of the castle and the hermitage of the Mare de Déu del Refugi, located on the summit of Mount Alaró, are the municipality's most important heritage, along with the farmsteads of Es Verger and Solleric.

Among its natural attractions are Mount Alaró, measuring 825 metres, and Mount S'Alcadena, 813 metres, which preside over the municipality's landscape. Farmlands, holm oak groves and pine forests occupy most of its 3000-hectare territory, officially declared a nature area of special interest.

The village of Alaró lies in a small valley, divided by the torrent of Na Marranxa. To the north of the riverbed lies the old village, known as d'Amunt, and to the south is the area called d'Avall. Agriculture, cattle breeding and footwear manufacturing have been the municipality's main economic activities throughout its history. The island's first electrical plant was inaugurated in Alaró in August 1901.

Some more info...telphones, etc..

Ajuntament
Tel. 971 510 002

Policia local
Tel. 971 518 111

Centre de Salut
Tel. 971 879 318

Biblioteca Municipal
Tel. 971 879 473

Castell d'Alaró
971 182 112

Sala de Cultura
Plaça de la Vila, 17
Tel. 971 510 000

Sala d'Exposicions
Carrer Petit, 1
Tel. 971 510 000

Cultural events of interest

- Fiestas of Sant Pere, June 29
- Patron saint's day fiestas of Sant Roc, August 16
- Pilgrimage to Alaró Castle, September 8

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  • Pros:Small beatifull vilalge with a wonderfull old castle on the top of the mountain
  • Last visit to Alaró: May 2005
  • Intro Updated May 17, 2005
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