On the eastern edge of the Serra de Tramuntana is the little village Alaro. Two rugged rock giants frame the small village of Alaro in the Northwest Mallorca. The almost 4.500 inhabitants village is located about 30 km away from Palma, in the interior of the island, at the foot of the majestic peaks of the Serra de Tramuntana, a UNESCO World Heritage place since 2011.
The mountain range with its wild, unspoilt landscape forms a wonderful contrast to the lush green valley around Alaro. Olive groves and almond orchards, as well as fig and orange trees set the tone. The protective mountain peaks beyond Alaro make an ideal wine growing area. The neighborhood of about 1,000 meters high Tramuntana mountain range mainly attracts hikers and nature lovers after Alaro. The quaint village is a perfect base for touring the stunning mountain scenery, whether on foot or by bicycle. A particularly interesting trail leads you to the ruins of the fortress Castell d'Alaro. Highly visible remains of the castle perched high above Alaro on the back of the Puig d'Alaro. The Castell is not only one of the most outstanding attractions in the region but for the whole of Mallorca is of historical importance, because the island's history is closely linked to the defense of the castle. The fortress was impregnable long thought of many battles, eventually fell into ruin and was a place of pilgrimage. Many legends surround its origin and strength. The castle was the last stronghold of the Mallorcan independence fighters against the troops of Alfonso III of Aragon. The two knights Cabrit and Bassa are still revered as heroes: after the conquest of the castle by Alfonso the brave fighters were burned alive. Your urns are kept in the cathedral of Palma. You can reach the castle ruins on foot or by car (signposted). From the Landgasthof "Es Verger" you should definitely go on foot, as the road is very bad from here. However, the route is very attractive. The View from Castell extends with a clear view to Palma and to the southeast coast. From the castle, a trail leads to the summit of the mountain. There, the view is even better, and there are refreshments in a small inn. After a day of hiking you can relax in Alaro. Alaro is one of the most charming villages in the interior of the island, which have far gone from hotels and mass tourism to preserve beauty. Here you can buy in small shops individual crafts to purchase at the weekly market fresh local produce and served on the Plaza of coffee or a Mallorcan wine. These sounds the bell of the church of Sant Bartomeu from the 13th century. Many of the old stone houses with the typical island shutters and wooden beams in the village have been renovated their balconies shine in the sun and flowers blooming in front of the doors. The typical local life you can experience at the weekly market in the town square, which takes place every Saturday. The atmosphere of the rural, old Majorca is clearly evident here. In the traditional shops and restaurants you´ll get easy contact to the locals. The relaxed and personal handling of newcomers has especially drawn Artists by Alaro. Many have settled in the small village and be inspired by the scenery and atmosphere. Yet tranquil it comes to the tiny neighboring village of Orient, which can be reached from Alaro from a beautiful hike. Orient consists of only a handful of houses, a church and a country hotel. Amidst the beautiful nature of mountains, woods and olive groves you can here enjoy the silence and leave the stress behind. And who drives it on, can go off the beaten track further into the pristine landscapes of the Serra de Tramuntana. For sports enthusiasts, is the sports complex of Alaro with tennis courts, a soccer field and a swimming pool. The portfolio of AM Real Estate Mallorca offers a variety of real estate in the region around Alaro. Offered are: Plots of land for building a house, finca-plots with country-house ruins, townhouses, fincas, magnificent country estates but also commercial properties such as hotels or restaurants as buying property or for long term rental.