The Spanish central government plans to change the law to allow a new use of the 187 lighthouses on the coast of the country. The reform should facilitate the establishment of bars, restaurants, hotels, museums and cultural centers in the historical buildings. Mallorca has 15 lighthouses, all of which are still in operation, of which only four so far, however, used also as an alternative yet.
As part of the modernization of the signal function are operating and maintenance of facilities over the years less and less expensive. are in full-time lighthouse keeper today so it hardly. In Mallorca, live representatives of this profession, according to the Port Authority only in five lighthouses in Porto Colom, in Alcudia, in Capdepera and Cala Figuera in Sóller (Calvia).
The question of how the abandoned buildings can be properly maintained, is therefore in Mallorca for many years a much-debated question. After all the lighthouses architectural monuments, all from the mid-19th Century.
The solution is now to be, therefore, facilitate the private use of the building and thus their preservation. The proposal, however, has provoked critical reactions immediately. So give environmentalists to consider that the Plan is a further step towards the privatization of the coast.
Currently Mallorca, four lighthouses used alternatively in Formentor are there for many years a bar, in Ses Salines marine scientists have an office, are on the Cap de Tramuntana Dragonera and there small museums.