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The town of Banyalbufar in Majorca

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City Banyalbufar Mallorca - Banyalbufar - Click to enlarge the imageThe small town - moderately interesting - of Banyalbufar aligns its tall stone along the cultivated terraces.
EtymologyEtymology and toponymy
The name of Banyalbufar come from the aggregation of an Arabic word and a Catalan word and means "founded near the sea."

In Castilian Spanish: Banyalbufar.


Location Banyalbufar - Click to enlarge the image
City Banyalbufar Mallorca - Torrent Banyalbufar - Click to enlarge the imageLocated on the northwest coast of the island of Mallorca, Banyalbufar is on the road Ma-10 from Andratx to Sóller. The town is part of the county of Sierra de Tramontana.

The town of Banyalbufar covers the slopes of Mount Mola de Planícia, which rises to 934 meters above sea level to the sea The town is divided by three carved by three rivers (Can Cura, Es Roig and Son Bunyola)


ChurchThe Church of the Nativity of Mary (Església its Nativitat Maria)
The parish church of the Nativity is located on the only square of Banyalbufar.
City Banyalbufar Mallorca - Church of the Nativity - Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab)
The terraced hills (marjades) are dotted around Banyalbufar, vineyards (the grape Malvasia banyalbuferino is very popular for the development of excellent dry white wines), orchards and vegetable gardens (tomatoes) with their typical reservoirs (safareijos) where it stores water for irrigation of 70 hectares of terraces (located 270 meters above sea level with 160 kilometers of dry stone walls, 18 miles of canals and 190 ponds).
City Banyalbufar Mallorca - Cultures terraces Banyalbufar - Click to enlarge the imageCity Banyalbufar Mallorca - Cultures terraces Banyalbufar - Click to enlarge the imageCity Banyalbufar Mallorca - Cultures terraces Banyalbufar - Click to enlarge the image
WatchtowerThe Orchard Tower (Torre d'Es Verger)
City Banyalbufar Majorca - Es Verger Tower - Click to enlarge the imageThe watchtower Es Verger of is also called the Tower of Souls (Sa Torre de Ses Ànimes). From the top of the tower - difficult to access - the view extends to the south-west to the island of Sa Dragonera, and north-east to Port de Sóller.
MonasteryThe Cloister of the Barony (Clastra de sa Baronia)
The cloister and the defense tower of the old palace of his Barony of Banyalbufar seventeenth century have been converted into a small hotel located in the same town of Banyalbufar.
Domain of Son Bunyola (Possessió de Son Bunyola)
Former area with a tower defense sixteenth century, a chapel and a mill, located between Banyalbufar and Port des Canonge.
PortPort of Es Canonge
City Banyalbufar Mallorca - Port d'Es Canonge - Click to enlarge the imageAccess to the harbor of Es Canonge by a small road which the branch is located at km 80 of the road Banyalbufar - Esporles. The last six kilometers pass through a winding road (hairpin bends).

From Banyalbufar, you can also walk down to the harbor Es Canonge by the path called "Sa Volta des General". Another footpath leads Es Canonge of up to Port de Valldemossa.

KnowledgeHistory, geography, arts, traditions, flora…

Banyalbufar was founded by a colony of Moors of Andalusia during the Muslim occupation of the island of Majorca.

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