Tucked away in the maze of Palma’s streets, we find, hiding in a small corner, the Santa Clara convent.
Home to an enclosed order, the church can be visited and you can even buy homemade treats made by the nuns.
Santa Clara was founded by nuns of the Franciscan order of Santa Clara back in 1256, they came from Tarragona, and obtained the help of King Jaume I, among others, who provided them with land and donations.
The convent is large and boasts all the normal features: cloister, vegetable garden, chapter hall, cells and of course a convent church.
The Santa Clara convent, along with the Santa Margarita and Santa Magdalena convents, is one of the oldest female convents in Palma.
Over the centuries it has become one of the best remaining samples of religious gothic architecture on the island.
The convent also holds great historical importance as it has been part of the urban development of Palma old town since 1256.