Santuari de Sant Salvador

Address: Puig de Sant Salvador s/n, Felanitx, Spain

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Monastery perched at the highest point of the Sierra de Llevant, with outstanding views.

The brave walk or cycle up to this lonely monastic outpost. Lazier types – like myself – drive, then bask in the glory of the view once they get to the top. Either way it’s a highly rewarding experience, sitting up here feeling on top of the world, gazing on the face of Christ, arms stretched out over Majorca. You can take a prowl around the monastery, its museum and gardens, and there’s a well-marked footpath that takes you around the back of a ruined 14th century castle.

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Expert tips

Stop here for a basic lunch of pa amb oli topped with slivers of local ham or cheese, and a glass of monastery made wine.

You can also spend the night in the monastery’s smartly renovated chambers: 971 827 282.

Recommended for

  • Culture vultures
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Mature travellers
  • Sporty types
  • Education
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Great views / scenery