This hilltop hermitage a few kilometres from the town of Petra is where Junipero Serra preached his last sermon in Mallorca before leaving to found the Mexican and Californian missions.
The name "Bonany" means good year. It is said that the people of Petra hiked up the hill in 1609 to pray to the Virgin for rain for their crops. Their prayers were heard and it was a "good year".
The views from the terrace, covering almost the entire plain, are superb. You can stay here in simple rooms, but unlike other monasteries it has no restaurant or bar - just a chapel, a shop selling religious trinkets and a drinks machine.
- Puig de Bonany