Sa Capelleta, or Capella de Santa Maria de l’Olivar des Fenàs, is a small Modernist style chapel situated in a divine spot between Sóller and Fornalutx.
The chapel was inaugurated back in 1917, and pays homage to the cave of Our Lady of Lourdes.
The interior is illuminated with natural light breaking through the columned walls. Inside you see a stalactite cave with the figures of Mary and Santa Bernadeta (Bernadette Soubirous of Lourdes).
Sa Capelleta has become a popular tourist attraction, namely amongst hikers and cyclists who will find it easy to reach this little gem. The Modernist inspired architecture of the chapel is almost reminmiscent of the works of Antoní Gaudí, with the irregular and overlapped stones that results in an artistic extrerior.
Sa Capelleta is maintained by the Augustinian order whose monastery, the Santuari de Santa Maria de l’Olivar des Fenàs, is found just close by. This monastery was built in 1944 thanks to generous donations from the social elite of Sóller.
It is not possible to actually enter Sa Capelleta, but you can easily see inside from the main portal.
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Sóller is known as one of the most beautiful and scenic areas in the Tramuntana due to its fertile soil and location in a warm valley. For centuries, Sóller has been the main cultivator of oranges and lemons in Mallorca, which has brought great fortunes and prosperity to the area manifested in the many imposing mansions within the town border. The rich diversity in flora and fauna, cultural heritage and great location, makes Sóller the perfect destination for your vacation or a visit. Sports, sightseeing, gastronomical experiences, atmosphere, beaches and hiking are just some of the things to do in Sóller.
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