A magical spot


At the southwest end of the Serra de Tramontana mountains, which break up at the Freu de la Dragonera, Port Andratx lies beneath Mola de s’Esclop, the sister mountain of Galatzó, sharing in all of its legends. An incredibly beautiful environment of winds and green woods where Count Mal, condemned to roam, fled his misdeeds astride a black steed enveloped in flames, leaving behind him an intense sulphur-smelling trail. In the valley, the people work in the fields, and in the inlet, the fishermen return from the sea. Atop the mountain, sheltering in a small, simple stone hut, François Aragó scanned the sky day and night, looking towards Formentera to complete the calculations for the meridian circle. Myths and images from the past crowd together on their silhouettes, which are part of the legacy of a coastline that is now distinguished and cosmopolitan: the place where the sailing club promotes the practice of nautical, social and sports activities.