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La Seu Cathedral (Mallorca Cathedral - Catedral de Mallorca) in Palma de Mallorca, Majorca

 

La Seu Cathedral (Mallorca Cathedral) is a 14th century Gothic Roman Catholic Cathedral situated overlooking the Palma Bay in Palma de Mallorca, 18 km. from Magaluf. It is one of the most popular landmarks in Palma and Majorca.

La Seu Cathedral dates back to 13th century and it represents Majorca and is a symbol of the whole of the Balearic islands. The cathedral is on the site of the mosque which stood opposite the Royal Palace of La Almudaina during the Moorish era in Mallorca. It has a height of 44 metres and covers an area of just under 7000 square metres. The cathedral consists of three façades each offering a unique entrance portal. The most spectacular and technically perfect façade is the southern that looks out on to the bay of Palma de Mallorca.

 

As for the history of the La Seu Cathedral; in the 13th century, that when Jaume I was on sail to the island and his fleet faced great danger along a horrible storm, he swore that he if succeeded in his mission to rid the island of the Moors, he would build a great cathedral on the site and he succeeded it. He ordained the main mosque that has been purified as a temple for Christian worship which is dedicated to Santa Maria. The building of the mosque was used until the 14th century while the cathedral was being built and it is from the mosque that the cathedral has inherited its orientation. When the building has reached the height of the side portal, the mosque was knocked down and during that years the construction was changed into a Gothic building.

Palma's La Seu Cathedral Tourist Information
Address:
Capiscolato, 2, 07001 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Opening Hours: From Nov 02 to Mar 31, From Monday to Friday, From 10:00 AM to 3:15 PM, Saturday From 10:00 AM to 2:15 PM - From Apr 01 to May 31, From Monday to Friday, Does not close at midday, From 10:00 AM to 5:15 PM, Saturday From 10:00 AM to 2:15 PM - From Jun 01 to Sep 30, From Monday to Friday, Does not close at midday, From 10:00 AM to 6:15 PM, Saturday From 10:00 AM to 2:15 PM - From Oct 01 to Oct 31, From Monday to Friday, Does not close at midday, From 10:00 AM to 5:15 PM, Saturday From 10:00 AM to 2:15 PM
Prices: General: €4, Children: Admission free
Tel:+34 971 72 31 30 - +34 902 022 445/ +34 902 022 446

 
 
 
     
 
     
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