The Castell del Rei (in Engl., “King´s Castle”) alongside the castle of Alaró and Santueri, is one of the three stone castles in Mallorca.
Located within the Ternelles estate, in a setting of maximum beauty, peace and silence, it has been declared a Site of Cultural Interest (“Bien de Interés Cultural”) and is considered to be one of the most outstanding elements of Villa Pollencina’s cultural heritage.
Total Length: 17,13 km.
Minimum Altitude: 47 meters.
Max.: 462 meters.
Level of Difficulty: Easy.
Its origins date back to prehistoric times, as indicated by the Talayotic remains that have been found in the surrounding area.
By the Roman Age it was already used as a watch fortification and throughout the Age of the Moors it served as a stronghold against James I’s troops, which went on to conquer the island of Mallorca in March 1231.
The castle is situated atop a rocky crag, 492 metres above sea level.
Impregnable along its north face, the others feature siege walls and defence towers. One of the castle’s highlights is the original door and drawbridge and the zigzag storm door, the only means of accessing the crag’s summit. It is not unusual to see the majestic flight of the Black Vulture this region.
Authorization must be requested. For reservations of the guided tours to the Ternelles estate: www.visitaguiadaternelles.com