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The very name Fornalutx is the subject of debate. Some say it derives from Horno and Lutz, describing the men’s view of the carbon burning oven lights as they clambered down in the evening from harvesting the terraces. Others say that it originates from the glow of the smithy’s forge, forja or Formel. The English poet Robert Graves, who lived for many years in nearby Deía, speculated that the ending '-lutx' came from the Latin 'lux', as in light and Lucifer! He related this to tales of witchcraft in medieval times. Your choice. The smithy is still there; his fine work evidenced by beautiful hand crafted railings and village lamp posts. Close to Fornalutx is the Baranque - one of the hundred wonders of the world. these stone steps were cut through the mountains perhaps 2,500 years ago by the Carthaginians, as they expanded their oil trading routes. The abundant footpaths through the terraces are suitable for all levels of fitness, from casual strolls to serious hikes.