The Ermita de Betlem is a monastery complex located high above the village of Betlem in Mallorca. More precisely, it is located at an altitude of 280 metres in the Serres de Le Levant. The last monks of the hermitage left it in 2010 due to their age. Since then, it has been open for visits and is to be used for cultural events.
Hike to the monastery Ermita de Betlem
The small monastery is situated in a beautiful natural landscape. From the village of Betlem, an approximately 6 km long hiking trail leads through untouched nature. Here you walk past grazing sheep up to the monastery complex. Enjoy the idyllic peace and silence. In close contact with nature, let yourself be enchanted by fantastic views over the azure sea, the mountains and the surrounding area. Colònia de Sant Pere can also be seen from this point. On cloudless days and with a clear view, you can even make out Cap de Formentor.
A place of peace and reflection
Once at the top, a path about 150 m long, lined with cypress trees, leads to the entrance of the monastery complex. The chapel, in neoclassical style, was built on a cruciform plan. There is a small stone-built seating area outside the complex. Approx. 300 m before the monastery, you have the opportunity to replenish your water supply at a fresh water spring, the Font de s`Ermita.
Behind the monastery, you will reach a small hill by following a path. From here you can enjoy impressive views over the entire Badia d’Alcúdia (Bay of Alcúdia).