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.
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 [...]