Hermitage of Betlem
Excursion to the Hermitage of Betlem from the town of Betlem. Distance 6km, time 1:40m, easy.
The hermitage of Betlem is located in the mountainous area of the Peninsula del Llevant at 360 meters high. It dates from 1805 and it is a simple construction with a sundial and a rose window on its main façade.
The Hermitage of Betlem was self-sufficient and had a cultivation area, stables, own water and mill. The Fountain of S'Ermita is still preserved and you can see remains of the mill and the stables.
The Hermitage of Betlem can be accessed by car from Artá and on foot from Betlem following a path through the mountain. From the top of the hermitage, the views of the Bay of Alcudia are spectacular.
On this excursion a good place to start the way is from the parking area at the entrance of the urbanization of Betlem.
About 200 m before reaching the roundabout access to Betlem there is a parkig area and in the vicinity the sign to the hermitage. We will begin the ascent by the footpath and after about 400 meters we will take the deviation to the left. From here we will continue along the path that climbs the mountain offering unbeatable views until you reach the enclosure of the Hermitage of Betlem.
How to arrive:
To get from Betlem there is a path next to the entrance of the residential area. To go from Artá the Ma-3333 road that also leads to the Natural Park of the Llevant in its final part has a detour to the hermitage of Betlem.