The Torre d’en Pau is a fortín (fortress) in Es Coll d’en Rabassa on Palma’s outskirts, dating from the late 19th century. The fortification is surrounded by a sizeable moat, currently without water; it used to belong to the Spanish Navy. Today the installation is an integral part of the Parc de la Torre d’en Pau.
The property is not administered by the Fuerzas Armadas any longer but is now owned by the Ajuntament de Palma. The erstwhile stronghold is normally open to the public but, due to its state of deterioration, the fortress buildings are currently closed for repair work and will be so until next year (2010). The surrounding park continues to be open, though. The park is one of the largest in Palma with an extension of some 42,000 m² (including the 20,000 m² or so of the fortified military buildings).
Springtime would be a perfect time for a visit.
The photo was taken between Coll den Rabassa and Ciutat Jardín, Palma de Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: April 1st, 2009. The time was 11:05:47.