Puig de Randa

Puig de Randa is Mallorca’s only inland mountain. It is sometimes called a table mountain because of its appearance, that is, a mountain with a wide, flat summit plane, and is considered the most important place of pilgrimage on the island after the monastery of Lluc.

Location

If you drive from Algaida in the direction of Llucmajor, you will find it already signposted: the Puig de Randa, which is definitely worth a detour because of the beautiful all-round view. You can reach the peak at an altitude of about 540m comfortably by car. But also hikers, mountain bikers and racing cyclists get their money’s worth. Many beautiful vantage points are already passed on the ascent or from the road. The narrow serpentine road is easy to drive on.

Two junctions lead to other monastery complexes, the Santuari Mare de Deu de Gracia and Santuari de Sant Honorat – not for nothing is the Puig de Randa also called “Holy Mountain”. At the summit, don’t be put off by the large dome of the radar installation and the ugly transmission towers: At the end of the road, the Santuiri de la Mare de Deu de Cura awaits visitors. The monastery is run by Franciscan monks, is open to visitors and can be visited. In addition to the monastery church, there is the monastery garden, a café with a viewing terrace, a hostel with guest rooms and a small museum.

Whether in the west over the bay of Palma, in the north on the mountain range Serra de Tramuntana and sometimes even to the Cap de Formentor – in good weather you have a phenomenal view over the whole island from the summit.

 

Parking

Plenty of parking at the summit. Parking is also available at the other two monasteries.

Opening hours

Open all year, the monastery museum from 10 am – 1 pm and 4 pm – 6 pm (Sundays only 4 pm – 6 pm).

Admission

Admission to the monastery museum is free, a donation is expected