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The Torre de Pareires in Porto Pí

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Palma’s Avinguda Gabriel Roca is locally better known as Passeig Marítim. Interestingly, the water-faced side of this stretch along the seafront does not come under the auspices of Palma’s municipal town council but under the mandate of the Junta del Puerto, the harbour authority which ultimately is a central government body in Madrid, part of the Ministerio de Fomento, Puertos del Estado. In fact, the harbour authority’s stretch of coastline in Palma extends all the way from Porto Pí and the Dic de l’Oest to the Torrent Gros in Can Pastilla, including Portitxol and El Molinar.

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This Junta del Puerto, now called Autoritat Portuària de Balears, is not the proprietor of the Torre de Pareires, though, due to its location on the landborne side of the Passeig Marítim. The Torre is a defense tower dating back to the 14th century that was built on an even earlier structure. You can find this tower at the end of Passeig Marítim, just before you turn right at the Porto Pí end. If you look across the Moll de Pareires you can spot the Torre de Pareires’s twin brother, the Torre de Senyals. This latter one, however, was heightened during the 17th century and subsequently converted into a lighthouse, now called the Faro de Porto Pí.

The photo was taken in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. The date: November 7th, 2008. The time was 17:14:24. The copyright for the map is owned by the Autoritat Portuària de Balears.

Moltes gràcies.

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