ClipsToGo | 3124 Oberwölbling | Kühstand Nord 41/E-1 | Austria

ClipsToGo | 3124 Oberwölbling | Kühstand Nord 41/E-1 | Austria

Fornells / Cap de Cavalleria

Fornells / Cap de Cavalleria

is a located in a bay in the north of the Balearic island of Minorca, Spain.

is estimated to have a population of about 1000 people which increases in the due to tourism. Fornells’ native people are known as Fornellers in the Catalan language and in Spanish. The was founded to serve a small defensive watch tower, built at the beginning of the 17th century as a defence against the Barbary pirates for whom Bay provided the perfect safe haven. This watch tower proved to be insufficient, so in 1625 King Phillip IV of ordered a to be added. This project was not successful due to lack of funds. In 1637 the building project was recommenced as the castle of Sant Antoni.  Bay is deep, measuring 5 kilometres long and 2 kilometres wide. The narrow entrance regulates the force of the open sea. Sufficiently narrow to offer protection, the entrance allows water to enter the bay while restricting the waves. The is not so easily restrained. The surrounding are not high enough to keep out the Tramontane (Tramontana in Catalan), which has shaped the rocks and bent the trees over until the branches almost touch the ground.

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fornells,_Minorca