El Temple (Historical Building)

El Temple was formerly the entrance to the city during arabs’ dominion, built in 11th century. When King Jaume I conquered Mallorca, he transformed the structure into a fort with 11 towers (only two of them remain nowadays) in order to save the treasures of the Christian reconquest and, afterwards, gave it to “la Orden del Templo” (the Templars) as a reward to their collaboration in the conquest. Most part of the building, as well as the walls that surrounded it, fell down in the following centuries due to the city’s urban growth, but it can still be visited the church within it, dating back 12th century.