Visit the beautiful medieval chapel of Sant Miquel outside Campanet
According to tradition, the chapel of St. Michael occupies the site that was once a mosque that again had replaced a sanctuary all the way back from late-Roman time on the island.
The temple was built in a small valley, surrounded by big farms that was built by the Moors.
This temple you look at now, was built by the Christian settlers after the Catalan conquest of Mallorca by James I (1229-1232). It was one of the most primitive parishes of the island, and appears documented in 1248 in the Bull of Pope Innocent IV.
Towards the end of the fifteenth century, Sant Miquel underwent important changes, which gave it its current appearance.
Get directions to Capella de Sant Miquel in Campanet
Campanet is a charming little town set in stunning and scenic surroundings at the feet of the Tramuntana. Campanet is an ideal area to visit for cyclists and hikers, as the opportunities for physical activities and sports are endless here, with the mountains to one side, the rural countryside to the other and the coastal areas on the third side. Campanet offers a treasury of points of interest and places to visit, such as the stalagmite caves, the self-sufficient nature reserve, the medieval chapel etc., all part of the rich cultural heritage this area is known for.
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