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The Puig del Calvari in Felanitx

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One of the most alluring places you will possibly find in Mallorca is the site of the peacefully quiet chapel of the Calvari atop of the Puig de Sa Cista (236 m). The cypress-lined Calvary hill in Felanitx may not be as well known as the one in Pollença (which has 365 steps leading to its chapel) or the one in Artà (still with 180 steps up to its top), but it is a most romantic hilltop with far reaching views across large parts of Mallorca’s south eastern hinterland.

A Vía Dolorosa leads up to the pilgrims’ chapel from the town centre, as is common in many Mallorcan pueblos, making for a very nice walk. The column of its station no. XIV shows the inscription MCMII, meaning 1902. I am not sure that that is the year the chapel was built in; I would have guessed that the small Oratori is slightly older than that. A neighbouring column carries the carved detail shown in my photo. The image reminds me of Tanit, the Phoenician lunar goddess, but I am sure that this is purely a coincidence. But, you never know.

The photo was chosen from my archive. It was taken in Felanitx, Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: August 20th, 2007. The time was 17:50:45.

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