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Spain. Mallorca. Cap de Formentor. Atalaya de Albercuix

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Cap de Formentor. Atalaya de Albercuix. The length of the peninsula 12 kilometers and width of up to 3 kilometers. This is one of the most popular and symbolic sights of Mallorca. Atalaya de Albercuix - guard tower, fortification, built in the XVI century. Used to monitor the approach of the Moorish pirates. Signals were with smoke by day and fire by night. This fortress is situated at an altitude of 390 meters above sea level.

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A: Turm am cap Formentor

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B: Ruine am Cap Formentor

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C: Torre Cap Formentor

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D: Cap de Formentor

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E: Mallorca Pass Formentor

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G: Avaiable on edge

by Kyrre Andersen, 490 meters away

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H: "The Meeting point of the winds"

by Kyrre Andersen, 500 meters away

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I: On the way to Cap de Formentor

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