Banyalbufar is a municipality on the Spanish Balearic island of Majorca. The town of the same name is the administrative seat of the municipality. It borders the municipalities of Estellencs, Puigpunyent, Esporles, and Valldemossa. The terracing around the town is the most characteristic feature of Banyalbufar and is known as the "marjades" (stepped slopes) and around 2,000 of these steps stagger the land all the way down to the Mediterranean below. Although there are moves to reintroduce grape production to the area, tomatoes and vegetables have largely replaced grapes as the main crop. Banyalbufar village was once a vineyard and the terraces that the village is built on were once devoted exclusively to the production of the local Malvasier wine. The wine was apparently highly favoured by the King of Aragorn and legend has it that ready access to supplies was a primary reason in his decision to invade Majorca!