During the talayót era and before the conquest by the crown of Aragon, this castle used to be the centre of the Arabian resistance.



The castle is famous due to the fact that in the thirteenth century, Guillem Cabrit and Guillem Bassa, two courageous defenders were known to have been killed after being grilled on a grate.

The reason for this cruel reprisal was a result of a pun made by Cabrit suggesting that people in Mallorca liked to eat grilled “amfos” (grouper). His enemies however did not find his joke amusing, as King “Alfons” of Aragon had declared war to King Jaume II of Mallorca. When the castle was conquered, Cabrit was punished by being grilled like a “cabrito” (kid) together with his companion Bassa.



These historic characters later became popular heroes. In many village churches, they are immortalised in the form of paintings and sculptures.