The Monastery of Minims, also known as Can Conrado, is placed chronologically between the 17th and 20th centuries. In 1682 the Minim friars settled in Santa Maria and by 1697 they had built their church and monastery, with school and pharmacy.
In 1835 the monastery was abandoned and in 1843 it was bought by the Municipal Council. Since 1862 the Conrado family has held the Right of Patronage over the monastery.
In the Renaissance-style cloister, you will find the Conrado family coat of arms on the water tank. There is also a Gothic-style boundary cross, which came from Alaró, made between 1480 and 1520. The church is in the Baroque style.
The facade features over the portal the 19th-century Conrado family coat of arms. The altarpiece of the high altar, dedicated to Our Lady of Solitude, comes from the parish church of Sant Jaume de Palma (1891).
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About Santa Maria del Cami
Santa Maria del Cami is a predominantly agricultural area that has a rich history and carries a lot of cultural heritage worth exploring. The village itself is full of buildings and Points of Interest that testify to the history of being an area of production, wealth and religious influence, an area with traditions for trade and high quality food. Every Sunday morning you can visit the market at the new market square of the town, as well as take part in some of the many annual events.
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Mallorca's Top sightseeing attractions
Palma cathedral La Seu is an amazing sight, both from the inside and outside. Palma cathedral is one of the biggest in Europe, and great artists like Gaudi have worked on the amazing temple. There are guided tours and you can even visit the rooftop terraces offering magical views.
The Antique Train
The antique train is a great attraction for young and adults. The ride takes you through some of the most beautiful areas of the Tramuntana, passing through orange plantations, olive groves and green valleys. The authentic feeling of the old marhogany cars bumping along the rails completes the experience.
Castell de Bellver
Castell de Bellver is a unique castle, due to its round shape and splendid location on a hilltop above Palma's bay. Much of Mallorca's most dramatic times are linked to the Bellver castle, and you will also find Palma's historical museum here. It's a great attraction for all ages.
Cuevas del Drach
Cuevas del Drach (Dragon Caves) is a great attraction to visit for all ages. Inside the stalagmite and stalactite caves in Porto Cristo, you will meet a true wonder of nature, along with the biggest underground lake in Europe on which an orchester will play a beautiful live concert on before you can enjoy a short ride.
Santuari de Lluc
Santuari de Lluc is a monastery situated deep in the highest areas of the Tramuntana, in divine natural surroundings. Lluc is a great attraction for everyone, you can discover the ethnological museum, enjoy a concert by the famous child choir, visit the botanical gardens and see the holy Madonna.
A visit to the ethnological museum of La Granja in the mountain village of Esporles takes you on an interesting journey back in time to discover how life in mallorca was for the wealthy landowners and their servants. La Granja is a museum suitable for all ages, there is plenty to see and do here for young and adults.
Sa Dragonera is an island and protected nature reserve just off the coast of Sant Elm, Andratx. Sa Dragonera is home to indigenious lizards that are very human-friendly, and has become a trademark of Mallorca. About on the beautiful island, you can walk along multiple trails to some of the most amazing vantage points and find ancient watchtowers from the time of pirates.
The royal Almudaina Palace is closely linked to multiple epochs in the history of Mallorca. The ancient palace was built as the seat for the Moorish governor back in the 10th century, and was the first building in the city of Palma as we know it today. Inside you will discover an impressive collection of ancient artifacts and artworks, along with the authentic surroundings of the palace that is now used by the royalties of Spain when visiting the island.