Culture and Heritage
Portal of the monastery
From the year 1682. This date can read along with a small plate of the Royal Council, carved in the same stone. In the center, a damaged sign of the brothers and sisters of the Franciscan Order: the cross and the two arms with the initials OPC and three nails, in memory of the Passion of Christ. With the inscription: “Dear child, welcomes the Mother of God which is our blessing and health.” (Ramon Llull, Blanquerna, chap. 61). Above the crescent, the emblem of the Llull family. On the inside of the arc you can find shields with the initials JHS Jesus, Redeemer of mens. Also has the banner with the slogan of San Bernardo de Siena used on his missions. And the inscription: “Omnia in nomine Dni Jesus Christ facite.” (1 Cor 10) (Do everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ).
Place of the monastery
In the center is a cistern that is no longer in use today. The monastery is only supplied with rain water. The cistern is already documented in a text of 1564 that describes, as before the construction of the cistern had to run the students of Cura, for water to Sant Honorat, which has a negative impact on their academic obligations. Almost the entire area of the square is located above the deposit of the fountain.
In the middle is the statue of St. Francis of Assisi in a welcoming attitude.
The building dates from the mid 20th century. Above the stone portal, you can see a small statue of Ramon Llull. At his feet, a small sign of the Franciscan Order. Inside the monastery are the private quarters of the brothers.
Rebuilt areas of the former Luliano school in the old building, a high school dating back to the 1510 with an annual fee of 50 pounds, depending on the principal and school advisors and the rules of the general studies of the city of Palma.
The rise of the school caused that the Council of the Kingdom of Majorca to facilitate and promote the study of the scriptures by youth, supported the expansion of departments and the institute of general studies, where grammar, rhetoric, and greek was taught. This was discussed and decided at a meeting on May 4, 1553. In the school in 1566, lived around 100 students. In 1588, there were 150 to 160 students.
At the bottom of the chair of the school was an picture of St. Catherine, Virgin and Martyr, as a patron of the students.
In the 19th century the school was closed, tolerated by the political authorities. On January 25, 1826 Juan Pablo Abrines submitted his resignation as last teacher at the school. His resignation was accepted.
Currently, in these rooms you can see old things of the grammar school, pictures, religious articles and some books (printed or in manuscript) related to Ramon Llull.
There are also two small side room, one dedicated to the explanation of the person of Ramon Llull and the other contains a collection of objects from the missions of the Franciscans and a collection of ethnological heritage.
The current chapel is the last of others stood here in earlier times. She has several inscriptions, which may be presumed that it was gradually built: In the Christ Chapel the date of August 4, 1662; in the middle of the arch 1680; on the cover of the choir 1710 and on the sundial 1668.
Upon entering you will find on the right side there is a nativity scene. This can be admired throughout all year, according to the old Franciscan tradition, in memory of the celebration of the birth of Jesus, that St. Francis of Assisi celebrated in Greccio (Italy) in 1223. Also found shields from the Order, from Ramon Llull and the anagram Ave Maria.
On the right side of the chapel is the access to the Virgin. Before they reached you pass by Christ, a wood carving from the 17th century, originally from the choir of the Church of Santo Domingo in Palma. This Dominican church was destroyed in the last century.
The small statue of the Virgin (42 cm), worked in stone of Santanyi and probably dated between 1509 to 1517.
Service: Sunday at 12:00 am
You can admire the scenery of the Bay of Palma and behind the mountain Galatzó. Each year from October to December you can see the island of Ibiza. It is quite common to see the island of Cabrera.
You can consider the views from here as the best views on the island. We are in 548 meters of altitude. To the west you see the bay of Palma; in the north, among other cities also Inca; in the east Manacor. And the Tramuntana mountains, Pollença and Formentor.
The cave of Ramon Llull
This place is the place where Ramon Llull received his enlightenment, the vision of Christ crucified. So believe the tradition and they built him a small chapel.