This very impressive church is actually an addition to the original church, which was built back in 1603.
The convent you see today, was started in the year 1646 by the monks of Sant Agusti-order (Augustinian), and completed around year 1701.
In 1835, the monks was forced out of the convent, as Mallorca’s Prime Minister Mendizábal, chose to divest Convent de Sant Agusti, in order to raise money to support Queen Isabella II in the First Carlist War.
Again in 1901, the Catholic church bought back the convent, but has not yet succeeded to recreate glorious identity of this beautiful monastery in the heart of charming Felanitx.
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Felanitx is one of those areas that has the full package; charm, nature, history, beaches, mountains, rural countryside and lots of soul, it’s a cultural treasure. The area has been inhabited since prehistorical times, which has left several marks on the local culture and self-perception of the people. Moreover, Felanitx is home to a wide range of interesting attractions to go see i.e. the Sant Salvador sanctuary, the stunning Sant Miquel church, the old oenelogical research center, the Augustine convent, the rocky fortress of Santueri and much more. The heart and soul of Felanitx is present everywhere you turn, especially if you visit during one of the many annual festivities or fairs in town where traditions are celebrated. Felanitx is also home to the charming harbor area of Portocolom, an old fishing village with lots of great restaurants to enjoy an authentic and tasteful dish of meats or seafood.