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In the late 14th century, a defensive tower was built primarily to monitor threats posed by Turkish pirates and to safeguard against fires in the countryside. Towers across the island emitted signals, alerting those in the fields and towns to potential attacks, enabling preparation and defense.


Following that, "La casa dels Senyors" came into existence, constructed from granite sourced from the mountains. The staircase leading from the patio to the main building notably features this resilient material.

Son Boronat also houses a small chapel, nestled within the main building. It was used as a place of worship and reflection, featuring beautiful arched ceilings adorned with golden paint. Today, it has been meticulously restored.

Subsequently, the Olivepress and stable buildings were constructed, empowering the owners to somewhat self-sustain with produce from the fields—food, fruits, and vegetables. The locally acclaimed olive oil found its way to markets around the island. In that era, ingenious "Qanāts" (Arabic watering canals) were established, channeling mountain water to nurture gardens cultivating oranges, lemons, and other beneficial crops. The antique water reservoir from 1910, painstakingly restored, now stands transformed into a picturesque swimming pool.

The Colom family, rooted in the Son Boronat estate for generations, gained prominence through individuals like Guillem Colom Ferrà, a renowned Mallorquin poet. In the oppressive era of the Franco dictatorship, where writing in Catalán was prohibited, Guillem Colom Ferrà and others took a stand. They founded the "Centro Regionalista de Mallorca," an association dedicated to the fight for freedom of speech. Guillem's resilience and artistic prowess later earned him numerous awards for his impactful theatre plays and poetry.

The expansive hillsides encompassing Son Boronat (approximately 72,000 m2) are predominantly adorned with pine trees, interspersed with seven caves boasting archaeological significance crucial to Balearic pre-history. Among these, the "Cova de Son Boronat" holds paramount importance. Within its depths, discoveries include a sandstone urn cradling an infant burial and a wooden coffin meticulously crafted from a hollowed tree trunk. The cave also revealed ancient pottery, ritual offerings, and wall paintings dating back to 1000 BC. Other caves in the vicinity appear to have served various purposes, functioning as animal pens, shelters for shepherds, and sites for charcoal production. Son Boronat itself features small pathways leading into the mountains and guiding explorers to these fascinating caves.

In the year 2008, meticulous restoration breathed new life into select areas of Son Boronat. The defense tower underwent a thoughtful transformation, evolving into inviting living spaces, complemented by the addition of its splendid roof terrace. Concurrently, Son Boronat underwent a significant metamorphosis, redefining its identity as a boutique hotel (agroturismo). This marked the beginning of an ongoing journey, as Son Boronat persistently strives to ascend to higher standards of excellence and service.

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