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El Puig de Santa Magdalena


Inca has three clearly differentiated zones according to its topography: the southwestern zone is an area with smooth slopes, slightly inclined towards El Pla, whereas, in the North, two hills stand out that are contiguous with the town of Selva. To the east, is the Saint Magdalene massif, a small mountainous alignment oriented from south to north, and that includes the Puig de Santa Magdalena, at 287 m, and the Puig de la Minyó, at 307 m is Inca's highest point. 

On this route, visitors will discover the eastern part of the municipality, a little-known part of Inca, along roads with little to no traffic and where we can stop to discover and admire endless remains of the Island's ancient prehistoric society, some of which led to this area being declared a Natural Area of Special Interest (ANEI) in 1991.

1. Camino viejo de Alcúdia (Old Road of Alcúdia)

2. Noria del camino viejo de Alcúdia (Old Road of Alcúdia Water wheel)

Water wheels were documented in the Balearic Islands as far back as the Middle Ages, but most of those that are preserved are from the 19th century or the first half of the 20th century.

3. Creu d'en Roca

4. Pozo de capillita del Camino viejo de Alcúdia

5. Ses Veles

The property, documented as far back as the 18th century, consists of the country house with a cobbled driveway and various annexes with auxiliary outbuildings, such as the oil mill.

6. Las casitas de pegujaleros

Most of the existing constructions go back to less than 250 years ago, although these have been documented since the 14th and 15th centuries.

7. The Way of Saint Magdalene

On this route, which is part of the old road from Artà to Lluc, various sections of the old road, or shortcuts, with stone steps, can be seen. The last section going up to the hermitage of Saint Magdalene has 86 stone steps, designed in 1914. 

8. Puig d'Inca

The Puig d'Inca, or Saint Magdalene massif, is a small elongated mountain range with two elevations at the ends, the Puig de la Minyó and the Puig de Santa Magdalena. The surprise (which has been discussed in the previous point) is the breathtaking view from up here, as you can see the Serra de Tramuntana and the bays of Alcudia and Pollença.

9. Hermitage of Saint Magdalene

The existence of the hermitage has been known since 1284. 

Want to know what they found during the restoration works? If so, 
to the left of the church is the reception building, while to the right is the convent building.

10. Yacimiento del Puig de la Minyó

The site, dating back to the Talayotic period (900-500 BC), consists of three levels of walls that adapt to the natural slope of the land. 

11. Puig de la Minyó Cross

The monumental cross, dedicated to Christ the Redeemer, was blessed in the spring of 1902.

This cross has suffered two lightning strikes, which have destroyed two crosses. The current one is from 1971.

12. Son Catlar- Can Roca

In the 17th century, it was one of Inca's largest properties, owned by the Descatlar family.

13. Pozo des Rasquell (Des Rasquell Well)

According to some historians, this is a public well, probably of medieval origin, although it has been documented since as far back as the 18th century. 

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • By foot: 5:00 h.
  • By bike: 2:00 h.