Catedral de Mallorca is a fascinating Gothic monument built between the thirteenth and fourteenth century, which was in the twentieth century under reconstruction by nothing more and nothing less than the talent of the architect of modernism, the world-famous Antonio Gaudi. Visible from almost any point of the city, this great building built of Golden sandstone is one of the highest Gothic structures of Europe and an absolutely essential monument on any visit to the island.
Some details of the Cathedral of Palma Mallorca
Inside, the Cathedral of Mallorca is distributed in three buildings of different heights topped by three chapels staggered in rectangular profile and holds nine bells in its tower. It stands out as one of the tallest cathedrals of Europe and for having the largest rosette Gothic cathedrals of Europe which is known as “Gothic eye”. Also, they stand out for their beauty and grandeur doors la puerta Mayor y la puerta Mirador. One of the most important shrines is the la Capilla Real, la Capilla de la Trinidad y sus 87 ventanales, which fill with light and color inside the temple, giving an atmosphere of spirituality, mysticism and grandeur. Inside are the tombs of two kings of Mallorca, Jaime II and Jaime III.
La Catedral del mar has received several names. It gets its name due to it´s situated on the shores of the Mediterranean. It is also called the Cathedral of Space, since it is a Gothic temple that houses a large interior space using less stone in its construction. The two other names it gets is the Cathedral of the Eucharist for hosting the world’s largest triptych on the Eucharistic Mystery, and finally the Cathedral of Light, for their great luminosity. Therefore, we can say that is a must-see if you are in Palma de Mallorca.
Visiting hours of the Cathedral of Mallorca varies depending on the time of year, but is open Monday to Friday at 10 am and usually closes before 6 pm; the price of the visit to the museum and the cathedral is 4 euros (2013 price).
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