The island of Mayurqa, under Arabic rule since the year 903, became Christian with the arrival of King James I during the conquest of 1229. Conflict continued in the Mediterranean and corsairs threatened the new inhabitants of the island. On the king‚Äôs orders, the valley of Gabell√≠ (now Canyamel) remained in the custody of the Monts√≥ family who, in the middle of the 13th century, built the monument that we can still see today.
The Tower of Canyamel reopened its doors in 2009 with a detailed exhibition. A refuge for inhabitants and defender of the Valley of Canyamel, it stands strong and firm to a height of 23 metres. With a square floor-plan and carefully preserved, visitors find themselves in a truly charming place. Its impressive Gothic architecture and its distinctive characteristics make the tower one of the finest buildings of its kind in Europe and the only one of its kind in Mallorca.