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Portocolom

PORTOCOLOM

Portocolom, the fishing village of Mallorca. It is in the eastern part of Mallorca, that is to say in the southwest. It is a traditional fishing village with a lot of charm, nestled around an irregular bay, in which the sheds, the anchored boats and its lighthouse offer a picturesque landscape. It has the privilege of being one of the few natural harbors in Mallorca.

Its pastel-colored houses create a relaxed atmosphere. Its dry docks and its barracks or escars (sheds with covered ramps to shelter boats and fishing gear), which date back to the 19th century, are historical-cultural heritage.

In Portocolom we find the maritime charm, with its typical colored houses, the fishing boats, the dock with the structure of a historic port and the moored llaüts. We can’t find anything more authentic.

We cannot fail to mention its well-known lighthouse, which was lit for the first time in 1863, in white and blue, crowning the cliff of Sa Punta, and the landmark of the place. Its tower measures 25 m and reaches 42 m high above sea level, without forgetting the parish church of Mare de Deu del Carme, in the neo-Gothic style. Everything here has to do with the sea.

Portocolom was cited by Christopher Columbus, some historians say that he was born in this town.

The main beach in Portocolom is Cala Marcal, it offers white sand and transparent water.

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