Feel the artistic and spiritual heritage

Since the Christian conquest, the islands have accumulated a valuable religious heritage, cathedrals, churches, sanctuaries, convents and ancient chapels that have been silent witnesses to the greatest chapters of local history.

Since the Christian conquest, the islands have accumulated a valuable religious heritage, cathedrals, churches, sanctuaries, convents and ancient chapels that have been silent witnesses to the greatest chapters of local history. This heritage can be visited year round, and will surprise you with its beauty. Wonderfully simple temples, like those in Ibiza, or ostentatious grandeur, like the Mallorca Cathedral

Some of the religious sites have become unique backdrops to art and culture, and classical music or organ concerts can be enjoyed throughout the year, taking advantage of the magnificent acoustics. 

The higher grounds hold sanctuaries such as de Lluc, surrounded by forests in the Serra de Tramuntana, or at El Toro, on Menorca's highest peak. Some have accommodation, where you will feel the peace and magnetism of the surroundings, and are a starting point for excursions and visits. There are also hermitages located on small elevations close to the towns, where you can enjoy spectacular views.

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01

Church Sant Joan Baptista (Deià, mallorca)

Example of religious architecture within an extraordinary landscape


02

Hermitage Betlem (Artà, mallorca)

Chapel with remarkable paintings and sculptures within a breathtaking landscape.


03

Hermitage Sant Honorat (Algaida, mallorca)

A chapel with incredible views over the south of the island.


04

Sanctuary Lluc (Escorca, mallorca)

The first Marian sanctuary of the Balearic Islands, from the 13th century


05

Sanctuary Monti-Sion (Porreres, mallorca)

Sanctuary with an exceptional pentagonal cloister and breathtaking views.


06

Sanctuary Mare de Déu de Sant Salvador (Felanitx, mallorca)

A 14th-century sanctuary with breathtaking views of the island


07

Sanctuary Monte Toro (Es Mercadal, menorca)

An emblematic religious sanctuary atop the highest summit of the island


08

Sanctuary Nostra Senyora de Cura (Algaida, mallorca)

Lullian tradition and island landscape


09

Sanctuary Nostra Sra. de Gràcia (Llucmajor, mallorca)

A sanctuary with exceptional views built under the shade of a large boulder.


10

Basilica Son Bou (Alaior, menorca)

The church of the first Christians on Minorca


11

Convent or monastery Cartoixa Reial de Jesús de Natzaret (Cartoixa de Valldemossa) (Valldemossa, mallorca)

One of the main heritage and tourist attractions of the town, used by renowned artists such as Frédéric Chopin and George Sand


12

Convent or monastery Los Dominicos (Eivissa, ibiza)

An old disbanded convent now houses offices of the Ibiza City Council.


14

Church Basílica Sant Francesc (Palma de Mallorca, mallorca)

Medieval Franciscan church with a Baroque facade and a Gothic cloister


15

Church Mare de Déu del Carme (Iglesia de Es Cubells) (Sant Josep de Sa Talaia, ibiza)

A modern church made from an old chapel


16

Church Mare de Déu del Pilar (Formentera, formentera)

The church at the high point of Formentera


17

Church Nuestra señora de la Porcíncula (Palma de Mallorca, mallorca)

Magnificent example of contemporary religious architecture.


18

Church San Mateo Apóstol (Sant Antoni de Portmany, ibiza)

In the words of Archduke Luis Salvador, one of the finest churches on the island.


19

Church Sant Francesc Xavier (Formentera, formentera)

The house of God with doors of iron


20

Church Santa Maria (Maó, menorca)

A Gothic church and a magnificent 19th century organ


21

Oratory del Cocó (Lloseta, mallorca)

An example of a rural chapel.


22

Church Santa Eulària, Puig de Missa (Santa Eulària des Riu, ibiza)

On the mountain, defensive and in a special location: that is the religious architecture of Puig de Missa


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