About the convent
The nun-order Sisters of Charity, came to Vilafranca in 1890, and in 1897, they moved into this building that was given to them by the noble Sureda family.
Above the main Baroque entrance door, is a coat of arms representing Grandes de España (Noble elite of Spain), with the image of a marquis crown and ermine fur.
Next to the convent building, is the chapel in Neo-gothic style, but with Baroque entrance like the convent building. The chapel, is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, and was inaugurated in 1921.
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Vilafranca de Bonany
Vilafranca de Bonany is a relaxing and tranquil little area in the Mallorcan countryside, a place where agricultural activities and traditions are still intact. Vilafranca may not be a big place, but it has a big heart, which is seen in the many annual celebrations and fairs held in the small village. The pastoral heart of Vilafranca is not to be missed, several religious monuments evidence the impact of religion throughout centuries. The main attraction, is the hilltop sanctuary of Bonany, an old monastery overlooking the entire countryside as far as the eye can see, but there is also the church of Santa Barbarà, the rectory, the small nun convent and several other historical buildings in the village to discover.
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