CALA FIGUERA LIGHTHOUSE
On Cala Figuera’s cliff that is 27 meters above the sea level on the eastern area of the tower, it rises Sa Torre den Beu tower and the lighthouse.
The tower was built as a part of a defense system which used to send smoke and fire signals (both by night and day) from a tower to another to warn about the constant attacks and threats from pirates and privateers. It is believed that its construction began in 1569 and it lasted 16 years, although it is not known exactly. As it was apparently rebuilt in 1654, and the last restoration was in eighties. A few meters far from the tower, as well as the cistern, there are buildings remains that were used as house. The lighthouse was installed in 1953 to facilitate the night entrance of fishermen in the port of Cala Figuera. In the surrounding area we can find s’Estret des Temps, in Mondragó Natural Park, a balcony to imagine the island in the past. The f ischermen say that the toponym seems that is about the sea state (“storm accumulation”). S’Estret des Temps quarry leave uncovered overlapping thin sand layers. From Cala Figuera you can easily access along the port and follow the road to the lighthouse (with thirty minutes duration), in which you can enjoy a fantastic view of the Mediterranean sea.