SANTUARI DE SANT SALVADOR
Sanctuary of Sant Salvador
Like Castell de Santueri castle, the Abbey of Sant Salvador is located at the top of a mountain more than 500 meters above sea level, and blessed with a fascinating panoramic view.
The Santuari de Sant Salvador was built back in 1348, as a safe place the inhabitants could escape to during the outburst of the black plague. At that time, it was commonly believed that the higher you could go the safer you were from illnesses. In the mid-18th century, the monastery was completely restored.
The altarpiece is built in honor of Imagini’s Passio and dates from the 15th century, just like the stunning sculpture of the Virgin Mary guarding the “Chapel of Devotion”.
Next to the monastery, is the colossal monument in honor of Christ, 7 meters high and standing on a platform of 37 meters. The sculpture dates from 1934 and has a modern touch that, unlike the monastery in the background, creates a quirky contrast to the delight of all visitors.
On the hilltop next to the monastery stands Sant Salvador’s iconic high stone cross on the lookout platform, which is often highlighted in pictures from here. It takes approx. 10-15 minutes to walk from Sant Salvador to the cross and platform – but what a wonderful view awaits!
How to get to Santuari de Sant Salvador
It is possible to follow an asphalted road all the way to the abbey where you will find a large parking lot. If you are hiking or walking, you can walk the “Way of the Cross”, a pilgrimage path of the 12 stations of via crucis.
Felanitx is one of those areas that has the full package; charm, nature, history, beaches, mountains, countryside, beaches and lots of soul. 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 oenological 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.
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