Cap de Formentor

Cap de Formentor (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈkab foɾmənˈto]) is the northernmost point of Mallorca, on the Formentor peninsula.

In 1863 the Formentor Lighthouse was opened, the remote and rugged location on the Cap de Formentor making construction difficult. The only access being from the sea or via a long mule track.[1]

When the renowned Mallorcan poet Miquel Costa i Llobera, who wrote the famous poem The Pine of Formentor and also owned the Cap de Formentor peninsula, died, it was divided into lots and sold. In 1928 Adan Diehl, an Argentinian native and art lover, decided to build the Hotel Formentor.

The 13.5 km road which runs from Port de Pollença to Cap de Formentor was built by the Mallorcan engineer Antonio Parietti in 1925.[2] He also constructed the snake road to Sa Calobra. As usual for mountain roads, when the slope is too steep, the road has to go oblique and switch direction when needed.

^ "lighthouse". Archived from the original on 2008-08-20. Retrieved 2008-08-10. ^ Antonio Parietti, the creator of art road masterpieces
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