An island getaway where ancient art and beguiling landscapes come together for about $30 per night at this monastic complex.

Written by eileen on May 24th, 2010

The Baroque monastic complex is a vast and austere structure built during the 17th and 18th centuries. The church and monastery contain precious works of art that can be seen in the museum. The collection includes Mallorcan paintings and medieval manuscripts.

The Baroque monastic complex was built during the 17th and 18th centuries. For more information, see page 87 in LODGING IN SPAIN'S MONASTERIES.

Nearby is the area of La Marina, a district studded with old windmills. The shore of La Marina consists of very high cliffs that drop precipitously to the sea. Heading south to Cabo Blanco, a coast road passes near Capocorb Vell, a talayotic village of massive, Bronze Age megaliths.

Each of the Balearic Islands has maintained an enduring sense of identity and strong links to the past. Gothic cathedrals, fishing villages, Stone Age ruins and scenic drives are found throughout the islands. A popular artists’ retreat, Deia is an atmospheric place of stone houses and trees crowded together beneath a dramatic backdrop of mountains. The Deia Coastal Path and Route of the Olive Trees offer excellent hiking and walking opportunities.

For more information visit Monasteriesofspain.com

 
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