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Caló des Grells
Palma
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Caló des Grells

Caló dels Grells is situated at three kilometres from Palma, between Punta dels Grells and sa Cova des Coloms, and next to Portopí, Castell de Sant Carles (fortress of the 17th century reconverted into militar museum), Far de Portopí, Base Naval, detachment of the Guardia Real and Dic de l'Oest (in the south there are some shipwrecks, some of them are very big, at a depth of 30 metres).

This quiet beach, nearby the centre, is a rocky area, but there is also some coarse-grained sand, a steep slope and the transparency of the water depends on the sea currents. The u-shaped sea inlet of the past Portopí, now transformed into a naval station, must have been the most important port of Palma at the time of the Romans. At both sides of the entrance there are medieval towers Portopí and Peraires.

Torre de Portopí is the oldest lighthouse in Spain which has not been modified. There is one of the most important collections of lighthouse lenses in the world. It exists since the 14th century. During the following century it was used as sign tower and in 1600 it became a lighthouse. It can't be visited now, since it is in the interior of the naval base.

Torre de Peraires keeps at the bottom some roman rests, so that the medieval structure must have been built on another one which already existed. From this tower an enormous chain joined the other one to close the access to the facilities.

Because of this beach?s situation and exposure to winds, you must pay attention to weather conditions that make swimming and mooring boats unadvisable.

When the beach has a lifeguard service, you must follow the lifeguards? instructions and the warnings on flags. A red flag indicates dangerous swimming conditions and means that swimming is not permitted. A yellow flag indicates that precaution must be taken, but that swimming is permitted. A green flag indicates that swimming is permitted. An orange flag is used to indicate that the lifeguard is absent. Act cautiously when no lifeguard is present or the service is not available and enjoy the beach without taking any unnecessary risks.

For health and safety reasons, the municipal ordinances ban pets on beaches.


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Municipality information Palma

The municipality of Palma is situated in the southwest of Majorca, and it is the most important municipality in population. The city of Palma is the political, administrative and business centre of the Balearic archipelago. The service sector, tourism and construction lead the economy since the sixties of the 20th century. Quinto Cecilio Metelo founded Palma in 123 BC after conquering Majorca for Rome in order to definitely control the Mediterranean basin. Medina Mayurqa, the Arab name of Palma, was integrated in the omeyan state of Al-Andalus at the beginning of the 10th century. The Christian king Jaume I d'Aragó conquered the island on the 31st of December 1229, calling it Ciutat de Mallorques. In 1230 it became the capital of the Regne de Mallorca. The landscape is characterized by an extensive coastal stretch (with a high rocky western area and a low sandy coast toward east), Serra de Tramuntana (western limit: Pujol des Gat, 510 metres high), the interior of Pla de Palma (northern area, concentration of agricultural land), Pla de Sant Jordi (eastern sector, irrigated agricultural land) and transition areas toward sa Marina de Llucmajor and Pla de Mallorca (eastern end, with some wild and some cultivated high areas). This municipality is irrigated beach some torrents that flow into the sea on its coast, with Torrent de sa Riera flowing through the city centre.

The cultural variety includes the old town of Palma (Roman, Arab, Jewish vestiges, stately palaces and courtyards), Castell de Bellver (round military fortress of the 14th century, at 112 metres to guard the bay of Palma), la Seu (gothic cathedral with the later intervention of the architect Antoni Gaudí and the painter Miquel Barceló), Palau de l'Almudaina, Convent de Sant Francesc (with the tomb of Ramon Llull), Consolat de Mar (seat of the Govern de les Illes Balears), sa Llotja, Ajuntament de Palma, Consell de Mallorca, Gran Hotel, Palau Solleric, Palau March or Fundació Joan i Pilar Miró, where a big part of the graphic works of Joan Miró are guarded.
The municipality has 13 beaches.
Main technical data
  • Length of the beach: 
    50 meters
  • Type of access: 
    For pedestrians
    For vehicles
    For boats
  • Average width: 
    20 meters
  • Access for disabled people: 
    Yes
    No
  • Degree of occupancy: 
    High
    Medium
    Low
  • Anchoring zone: 
    Yes
    No
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