Cap de Formentor

Cap de Formentor

Cap de Formentor (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈkab də foɾmənˈto]) is the northernmost point of Majorca, 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 Majorcan poet Miquel Costa i Llobera, who 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 Italian 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 ^ Antonio Parietti, the creator of art road masterpieces
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