|For eight years, at the beginning of the tenth century, the fortress was the subject of attacks by Moors. These attacks continued until, finally, in the year 903, Mallorca came under the rule of the Umayyad emir of Spain. According to the chronicles of the time, the Alaró castle was the last stronghold held by Christians. The Moors called the Castle of Christians.|
The Alaró name Hisn al-arun, is in a text of Al-Zuhri, in which is described the conquest of the island by the Muslims in the year 903. Al-Zuhri mentions a fortress built on a high and lonely place, Hisn al-arun (حصن الارون).
It is unclear why the Arab governor Benahabat gave the castle without a fight, shortly after the Christian reconquest in 1231. Once again, the fortress was enlarged and modernized, it was now considered impregnable.
The documented history of Alaró begins in the thirteenth century, from the conquest of Majorca, and revolves around the castle.
Jaume II, King of Majorca, was the uncle of the king of Aragon, Alfonso II, but as king of Majorca, he was the vassal of the Crown of Aragon, but Jaume II was not loyal and secretly forged an alliance with France. Also, while the King Jaume II was in Perpignan (Perpinyà), Alfonso II of Aragon led a punitive expedition in Mallorca, Palma was conquered in a few days by the Aragonese Pere el Gran, 25 November 1285.
The Castell d'Alaró was the only way to resist, but eventually the castle was attacked Dec. 30, 1285. Its garrison, consisting among others of Ramon Ballester, Guillem Capello and Guillem Bassa, perished in the attack.
Legend has it that the noble Majorcan Capello and Bassa, after being captured, mocked King Alfonso, saying that Mallorca grouper (Anfos in Catalan, with the same sound that Alfons) is eaten with sauce. The king replied that their braised goat was delicious, and they were condemned by King Alfonso to be roasted alive on a spit over hot coals for not having recognized as king of Majorca and be loyal to King James. Hence the nicknames given to Guillem Capello, Cabrit ("goat") and Guillem Bassa, Brasa ("charcoal"). This barbaric act was the reason for the excommunication of Alfonso II the Pope.
Jaume II returned to his Kingdom of Majorca after an oath of loyalty to the Aragon.
During the final destruction of the kingdom of Majorca by Pere IV of Aragon in 1349, was also destroyed the Castell d'Alaró, the castle remained in ruins until now.