The monastery in Miramar can be found close to Valldemossa on the road to Deia. It was founded by King Jaume II in 1276 as a missionary school following a request by Ramon Llull (a 13th-century theologian and philosopher).
The Archduke Ludwig Salvadore of Austria (1847 - 1915) bought the property in 1872 after falling in love with the scenery of the western coast of Mallorca.
At present, Miramar is owned by the Vives family. There is a small museum where visitors can view objects, documents and works of art relating to the worlds of Llull and the Archduke. A garden with beautiful views to the sea can also be enjoyed by visitors.
- "The Miramar Monasterio was a nice stop along Ma-10. If you are driving between Valldemossa and Deia it's worth a quick stop. The views from the back of the monastery were fantastic - you had a perfect view of Son Marroig and the coastline. The monastery itself was interesting to tour, and I am glad it is still being preserved, however the views were (for us) the main attraction." - Trip Advisor
- "For us, this place was odd, but strangely appealing. On a rational level, it is a 'hotch-potch' of different building styles and antiquities built/collected by a rich eccentric 19C Austrian aristocrat on the site of a long gone monastery - it's all rather dusty and poorly labelled amid partially tended grounds. However, its quirkiness and the wonderful setting exerted a charm we didn't find elsewhere. We had the place more or less to ourselves and loved wandering around, particularly the grounds where there are marvellous views over the cliffs/coastline. If you enjoy nice views, the obscure and off-beat, then its well worth visiting - just don't expect café facilities (there were toilets) or to understand exactly what you are seeing" - Trip Advisor
- "Monestir de Miramar - just another monastery in the monastery-rich North-West of Mallorca? No, the monastery is long gone. You will find a 19th century manor house built in Sicilian style by an eccentric Austrian archduke, a chapel inspired by Bohemian architecture and a magnificent garden stretching along a rocky cliff coast... The views from the park are magnificent, especially if you are willing to go the extra mile and continue into the terraced fruit plantations... All in all, a clear recommendation - definitely worth a visit..." - Trip Advisor
When to come
Open to visitors Monday to Saturday 09:00-17:00.
How to get passes
Tickets cost 4€, reduced to 3€ for groups over 20 persons and free for children under 12 years old.