In the Middle Ages, Alaró wrote its own page in the history of Mallorca. First of all it was the Mussulmans who resisted the attempt of the Christian troops to invade and enter the walls of the castle of Alaró, back in the times of the conquest of Jaime I. But on the death of Jaimes I the Conqueror in 1276, the kingdom of Mallorca went to his son by divine right Jaime II. Alfonso, the nephew of Jaime II, took advantage of the war between Catalonia and France to conquer the kingdom of Mallorca. The Catalonian troops occupied all of the island with the exception of the castle of Alaró where the banner of king Jaime II still held strong. It was there that loyal followers of the legitimate king had united under the leadership of two men from Alaró, Cabrity Bassa. Both of them were burnt at the stake in the public square of Alaró after the castle had been taken, from that day they have become popular Majorcan heroes.
Alaró is a typical village at the foot of the Serra de Tramontana. Its streets, squares and public places use the mountain as a reference point, and it is always present in the life of the village.
Places of interest
The place which results to be the most interesting of all the municipality is its marvellous castle, from where the most impressive views can be seen over Raiguer and the flat part of Mallorca.