Mallorca: Zu den drei Heiligtümern auf dem "Heiligen Berg" Mallorcas
Andreas.Serenity4u and Bine.Serenity4u went for a hike.
April 8, 2021
This short hike leads to the three sanctuaries "Santuari de Gràcia", "Ermita de Sant Honorat" and "Santuari de Cura" on the monastery mountain Randa.We start the hike at the parking lot of the village of Randa, located at the foot of the monastery mountain of the same name, the second most important pilgrimage site in Mallorca. The path leads us first up the street and then through the small pedestrian zone. We pass the old wash house and shortly afterwards the stone cross "La Creu de Randa". The cross, on which there is also a representation of Ramon Llull, was erected in 1846.We follow the road uphill for another 200 m before turning onto a somewhat hidden narrow path at a small "parking bay". Note: do not take the wider path, which is easier to see, as it leads to the Puig de Son Reus!From here a mixture of hiking trail and old pilgrimage route leads us up the mountain before we reach the entrance to the "Santuari de Nostra Senyora de Gràcia" ("Santuari de Gràcia" for short) after a total of 1.4 km. From here a tarred path leads 400 m to the monastery. Unfortunately, when we were halfway there, it was closed for renovation work, so that we could only see the monastery from a distance.The founding of the Santuari goes back to the Franciscan Father Antoni Caldès, who lived not far from here in the Cova de s'Aresta cave around 1480. A small chapel was built at the end of the 15th century. The current church was built between 1770 and 1820. From here you also have a beautiful view of the island of Cabreras as well as Es Trenc and Colònia de Sant Jordi.We go back to the entrance gate and take the steep path opposite (not the serpentine road) up to the "Ermita de Sant Honorat".The Ermita was founded in 1394 by the hermit and former knight Arnau Desbrull. In the middle of the 18th century, the Ermita housed monks of the Order of Saints Paul and Anthony. In 1890 members of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts moved in, who are still located here today. In the Ermita, the church, completed in 1661, and its small courtyard can be visited.After we have visited the Ermita, we take the asphalt path down to the country road, which we then follow for about 400 m up the mountain. A path branches off here that leads us up the mountain and thus shortens the serpentine road and crosses it several times (sometimes with short intermediate sections on the road). Once at the top we reach our third station, the "Santuari de Nostra Senyora de Cura" ("Santuari de Cura" for short).The origin of this monastery goes back to the 13th century. Hermits had retired in caves below the mountain. Ramon Llull was one of them. The polymath and missionary is considered to be the founder of the Catalan cultural language. Franciscan monks have lived in the monastery since 1913. In the extensive monastery complex, the outdoor areas, the chapel and a museum can be visited. In addition, you have a great view that extends from Palma to the Puig de Galatzó and the Mola de s’Esclop in the southwest, but also to the thousand peaks Teix, l’Ofre, Puig Major, Puig de Massanella and Puig Tomir. In the north the bays of Pollença and Alcúdia with their peninsulas can be made out.Before we go back the same way, we make a short detour to Cova del Beat Ramon Llul, whose access was unfortunately also closed.
Starting point:Car park opposite the church on Carrer de l'Església, RandaCharacter:Hike on mostly easily accessible hiking trails with short road sections. Often exposed to the sun.Stop:Santuari de CuraThis hike is part of our collection:"Mallorca - Hiking in Migjorn"komoot.de/collection/900384/-mallorca-wandern-im-migjornRef .:# 38_H
That looks great, thanks for sharing. I've saved the tour and it's on the towalk list.
April 9, 2021
Nice round, we were there a few weeks ago too, down we followed the path that turned left onto the path just before the Cova del Beat Ramon Llul.
Again splendid pictures, and a stonechat is also there .... You continue to enjoy the sun! ... 😎🤩🔝📷
How nice, I did that too. Must have been in 2002 ...
@Ingemagne: Thank you, you're welcome ... and have fun on the tour.
April 10, 2021
@ Peter62: That's an interesting variant. We hadn't originally planned the detour to the Cova del Beat Ramon Llul. So we weren't sure whether the path could be walked all the way through ... and since we had fixed appointments at the back, the timing was too uncertain for us.
@ Burkhard: Thank you very much, Burkhard. That's right, the stonechat actually gave us a photo opportunity and posed 😉
@Karen 🚲 radelnundwandern 🥾: I'm happy, then we could refresh your memories of the tour 😀