CONVENT OF CARMELITAS

Convent of Teresa home to the Carmelitas nuns

The convent, was started in 1624 and inaugurated already in 1637.

It is devoted to the saint of Carmen, who is a special character to the Mallorcan people, because she is protector of the sailors and fishermen.

Like many other convents in Spain, this too was affected by the confiscation during the first Carlist war in 1836. However, the most sacred treasure was saved, a sculpture of Carmen, made from alabaster, which still remains preserved in the church of blood – La Sang.

The convent offers a stunning Baroque portal, beautiful cloister and the Santa Teresa altarpiece.

Do please respect the nuns living in isolation here.

How to get to the convent

Palma

Palma is the capital of Mallorca and seat of the Balearic government. Palma was founded during the occupation of the Roman empire, about 123 BC, and later developed by the Moors and Catalans. Palma has several times been awarded best place in the world to live; it is a city of great diversity, cultural heritage and commercial activity, making it an attractive city to a broad audience. Palma is one of the best places in Spain to go shopping, all the new arrivals from other Mediterranean capitals arrive here before other places in the world, plus, there are hundreds of local specialty boutiques.

The rich history of Palma has left an incredible amount of landmarks and points of interest to discover i.e. the Arabian baths, the cathedral, the Bellver castle, the Almudaina palace etc., as well as hundreds of other unique constructions perfect for sightseeing in the city.

Palma city sightseeing guide




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