Welcome to Banyalbufar
The village, 8km northeast of Estellencs, was founded by the Arabs in the 10th century; the name Banyalbufar means ‘built next to the sea’ in Arabic. All around the village are carved-out, centuries-old, stone-walled farming terraces, known as ses marjades, which form a series of steps down to the sea. They are kept moist by mountain well water that gurgles down open channels and is stored in cisterns. Just west of town along the coast road is the Torre des Verger, one of the most recognisable symbols of Mallorca.