20-10-2014

TV presenter and historian Dan Snow has just spent a short break on the island and was overwhelmed by the “staggeringly strong” battlements of Alaro Castle.

Palma.—Snow, who has presented many history programmes for the BBC and other broadcasters and has a regular history slot on The One Show, tweeted about how impressed he was with the hike up to Alaro Castle, the fantastic views across the mountains and of course, the famous lamb at the restaurant below.
He also posted a number of pictures of his Majorcan break and, apart from the view from the castle, he tweeted one of  “dawn in the magical, isolated Tramontana village of Orient,” as he described it.
He also tweeted “there is an old expression in Majorca. ‘He who does not control the Castello d’Alaro, does not control Majorca.’ I’m heading up there,” and went on to admit that the approach to the castle is “nearly impenetrable”. He also hailed  Alaro Castle as “one of the most powerfully situated castles I have ever visited. Surrounded on three sides by sheer cliffs.”

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