A road of beautifully curved serpentines is leading up, pure joy for any cyclist. At the end, 510 meters above sea level, the Cristo Rei Monument and the Santuari de Sant Salvador proudly overlook almost the entire island. From the outside the monastery looks like a fortress. But it even houses a small hotel and a café with a lovely terrace. The perfect place to enjoy the special atmosphere of the holy mountain.
From the top you can not only see the nearby bay of Portocolom and the glistening Mediterranean Sea. On a sunny day the telescope even allows views from Alcúdia or the Cabrera. Beyond the monastery the Tramuntana silhouette looks like paper cutouts. The panorama is truly unique because Sant Salvador is the only elevation in the south of Mallorca.
It was named Sant Salvador, the Holy Savior, in the early 14th century when the plague swept away half of the the local population. In gratitude for the rescue of the remaining inhabitants, the municipality of Felanitx built a chapel on the mountaintop. Over time, it became an important place of pilgrimage for the Mallorcans. While cyclists love the carretera those who hike up to the monument still follow the traditional pilgrim way.