The village of Estellencs grew up around an old stables, and its medieval legacies can still be seen. The surrounding landscape stretches into the distance, combining mountain peaks and Mediterranean waters with areas moulded by man and big expanses of countryside. The local rural estates, houses, terraced olive groves, small-scale forestry businesses and water supply systems all tie in with a big network of paths that are very popular among hikers.
Lavaderos (Vicenç Sastre)
Cala d’Estellencs (M. A. Escanelles)
The village of Estellencs
When you enter the village from Banyalbufar, an old public washing place (1) can be seen whose water comes from Ull de s’Aigua in Son Fortuny estate, a spring which also supplied water to two flour mills. When you reach Plaça de la Constitució, standing in the square is the church (2), with a defensive tower now used for the church bells. A 16th century tower, Torre d’en Telm Alemany (3), rises up beside Plaça des Triquet square. Cobbled streets lead to Camí de la Mar, the road to the port (4). This is a sheltered harbour with a boathouse, formed by the action of S’Aigua and En Miquelet torrents. To return, an alternative route–Camí des Port–can be taken, which reaches the village close to the little cemetery.
Torre d’en Telm Alemany (M. A. Escanelles)
Boal de ses Serveres
At the exit to Estellencs is the old Andratx road, running parallel to the newer MA-10 to Andratx. Just a few metres along, you come to the harbour road (Camí des Port) and entrance to the cemetery. After winding up for a while, the road crosses Coll des Pi pass. Then it goes under the new road and links up with it at km 97, when there is a sign to a public area called Coma d’en Vidal and Boal de ses Serveres (1). This stretch of woodland was part of a big rural estate called Son Fortuny. The land was used for forestry, farming and livestock activities and it was purchased by the Consell de Mallorca as a leisure area. Close to the path leading to the little mountain refuge, there is an area once used by charcoal makers and a big threshing floor. Further on, you will come to a vantage point (2) with views of the Estellencs coast.
Silo de carbonero (Vicenç Sastre)