Long ago, before insta, it often was the monks who knew the coolest spots. Places in unspoiled nature with spectacular vistas and heavenly peace. Like the Ermita de la Trinitat, the small monastery near Valldemossa. The moment you enter the patio with the cistern you’re in a different world. All you hear in the tranquility is the wind, the birds and humming insects in the beautiful, well-kept garden that provides the hermits and monks with the bare necessities until today.
A paved path leads down to the terrace. And instantly you understand why Joan Mir de la Concepció founded the hermitage de Valldemossa right here, more than 350 years ago. Secluded but close to both heaven and sky, as well as the elements. With its unique atmosphere, the sensational views over the coast and the Mediterranean Sea the Ermita de la Trinitat recently made it into the suspense-packed RTVE-series La Caza Tramuntana.
The easy hike through the surrounding holm oak forest offers welcome shade on a summer day. You walk past charcoal burners’ long abandoned huts and fireplaces. Until suddenly a flight of steps appears in the middle of the woods. Which somehow reminds me of the stairs to an unknown flying object is actually leading up to the Mirador des Tudons. Another magnificent view point from which Archduke Ludwig Salvator used to check on Sa Foradada.