Theme Week Balearic Islands – Cabrera

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Castell de Cabrera © J. Gomà

Castell de Cabrera © J. Gomà

Cabrera is an uninhabited islet in the Balearic Islands. The highest point is Na Picamosques (172 m). Cabrera is the largest island of the small archipelago that includes (from south to north) the islands of Estells de Fora, L’Imperial, Illa de ses Bledes, Na Redona, Conillera, L’Esponja, Na Plana, Illot Pla, Na Pobra, and Na Foradada. Cabrera, which had been a former Santa Catalina, Palma de Mallorca district, was declared a National Park in April 1991. The Cabrera National Park is now administratively grouped with the municipality of Palma de Mallorca.

© Dallos Zsolt Port de Cabrera © J Gomà Port de Cabrera © J Gomà Photovoltaic field on Cabrera © J Gomà Lighthouse on Foradada Island © Kufoleto Enciola Lighthouse © J Gomà Castell de Cabrera © Kufoleto Cabrera seen from Cap de Salines © J Gomà Castell de Cabrera © J. Gomà
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Cabrera seen from Cap de Salines © J Gomà
Cabrera was used to house French prisoners during the Napoleonic Wars. Of 9,000 sent to Cabrera, only 3,600 survived. Late in 1916 a malfunctioning Austro-Hungarian Navy submarine remained at Cabrera for several hours, and the Spanish government subsequently decided to expropriate the island for defense. It is alleged that Juan March Ordinas, avoiding the blockade, had been selling supplies, including fuel, to submarine personnel, from the area of Cala Ganduf and S’Olla. There was strong international protest, particularly by the British Admirality, as Spain was officially neutral during the First World War. Cabrera remained a military zone until the 1980s, although from the 1920s some Mallorcan civilians rented out their Cabrera land for agriculture.

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