Sa Pujada path

The oldest and loveliest walk on Formentera.

The worn stone road that for centuries connected the high part of Formentera (la Mola) with the flatlands and the sea.

It winds its way among pines, boulders and the cliff, opening onto spectacular views onto the cliffs of La Mola, the neighbouring island of Ibiza and the test of Formentera, spread out under the sun. This cobblestone road was used before the current highway was built in the early 20th century. It is said to be Roman on account of its close-fitting stones reminiscent of the great Imperial roadways. However, its continuous use over the centuries is not so categorical. It is known that a few improvements were made to it in the 18th century to make it suitable for carts. It begins on the flatlands, near the jetty and houses of Es Caló up to la Mola for roughly one kilometre. In olden days it ran all the way to the area known as Es Monestir, where there was a small convent of Augustinian monks in the 13th century. Along the road we find the cave called Cova de sa Mà Peluda, adorned with an inscription.


Route points

01

Lighthouse Cap de Barbaria (Formentera, formentera)

The moderner of the two impressive lighthouses on Formentera

At the far southern tip of the island, Barbaria recalls the presence of the African coast far out to sea. For the safety of mariners, this lighthouse was built, raised on a rough landscape of rocks and wind-blown shrubs.


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Lighthouse La Mola (Formentera, formentera)

A place to take measure of the world, as Jules Verne said

A lighthouse on the abrupt eastern edge of the island of Formentera.