Torre de Garrovert

100 meters north east of the Far de Barbaria lighthouse is Torre de Garrovert. It looks out to the African coast, and would have been used to spot the approach of Barbary pirates.

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Torre de la Gavina

Torre de la Gavina the least accessible of the defence towers, but is worth the effort because of the views out to Es Vedra. To get to the defence tower you can take Green Route No.6 from Sant Francesc, and when you reach the bending road which marks the end of the route just follow [...]

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Torre de Punta Prima

Getting up to the defence tower of Torre de Punta Prima is a leisurely cycle from Es Pujols, and is worth it for the cliff top views. The standard route is to take the road just opposite the supermarket in between Es Pujols and Sant Ferran. On your way back from the tower you may [...]

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Torre des Pides Catala

The quickest route to Torre des Pides Catala is to turn off Route 4 of the Circuits Verds: if you are coming from the Eastern/Sant Ferran end of Route 4 then you would turn off left a few hundred meters after the entrance to Route 17.
You then ride through a country lane, and you will [...]

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Defence Towers

An interesting way to study Formentera history is to visit its four defence towers, built on strategic points of the island’s coastline during the eighteenth century. There is also a fifth tower on Espalmador.
Formentera has been an important location since the oriental shipping route, the Strait of Ses Portes, was used by ships that came [...]

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