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Formentor lighthouse

Viewpoint | Pollença
Formentor lighthouse 4.2 26
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The northernmost point of Mallorca is a place of outstanding natural beauty that has served as inspiration for many artists. The Formentor headland, along with Cavall Bernat in Cala Sant Vicenç, is one of the most photographed and portrayed places on the island. What's more, Pollença's most famous poet Miquel Costa i Llobera (1), whose family lived on this headland, was inspired by this place to write his iconic poem 'The Pine Tree of Formentor' (2). Since 1959, the Hotel Formentor (3) has been host to the 'Literary Conversations in Formentor', a gathering of leading authors set in motion by Spanish Nobel Prize winner Camilo José Cela and attended by writers such as Vicente Aleixandre, Gerardo Diego, Blas de Otero, José Hierro, Carlos Fuentes and José Saramago, to name just a few. The lighthouse that can be seen at this point, standing 210 metres above sea level, was opened in 1863 as part of the coastal lighting scheme to provide greater safety for boats sailing off Mallorcan shores at night. But of all the lighthouses built back in the days, the Formentor one proved the most difficult due to its location in one of the island's most rugged and isolated places, which on the other hand allows you to enjoy the highest focal plane in Mallorca.

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Number of user reviews:104.2
  • Formentor lighthouse

    Beautiful scenery and location, but the road getting there is not for the faint of heart. Also parking can be difficult if not there early.

  • Formentor lighthouse

    It's a lovely place! The road to get there is the best part.

  • Formentor lighthouse

    traumhafte Aussicht

  • Formentor lighthouse

    Merece la pena acercarse a este lugar, para contemplar los acantilados y parar de camino en uno de los miradores más bonito es colomers, eso sí ir temprano ya que el parking no es muy grande para la cantidad de gente que se pasa por éste lugar.

  • Formentor lighthouse

    La puesta de sol ☀ es espectacular, es obligación verla

  • Formentor lighthouse

    do not buy anything from the cafeteria!! really expensive and poor quality...

  • Formentor lighthouse

    espectacular

  • Formentor lighthouse

    Шикарный вид на море;) а воздух...

  • Formentor lighthouse

    Il faro di per se non è nulla di particolare. Ma vale la pena arrivarci perché il paesaggio lungo la strada ripaga. Continui cambi di paesaggi tra bosco e mare. Se c'è troppa gente causa pochi parcheggi l'attesa per arrivare fino al faro potrebbe essere lunga. Infatti la strada finisce al faro.

  • Formentor lighthouse

    Aussicht IO, mehr aber nicht!

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