The Cathedral of Santa María de Mallorca, located in the capital, is undoubtedly the flagship of the city of Palma and the whole of the island of Mallorca.
This imposing building began to be built during the 13th century and was completed in the 1630s in a Mediterranean Gothic style, but over time elements of the modern and contemporary era were incorporated that make it a building of enormous wealth. architectural and historical.
The history of the Cathedral of Mallorca
Its history dates back to the year 1229, when after the conquest of Madina Mayurqa, Jaume I, King of Aragon and Count of Barcelona, ordered the consecration of what was the largest mosque to the Mother of God as a temple for Christian worship. In the same way, he ordered the construction of a new floor of another temple in the style of that time, taking advantage of what was left of the space of what was a mosque.
After centuries of construction, at the beginning of the 20th century the interior of the Cathedral was modified by the one and only Antoni Gaudí. Thanks to its restoration, the visibility of the choir presbytery, the space for the faithful, the episcopal chair and the Chapel of the Trinitat was restored.
How to visit the Cathedral of Mallorca
To visit this imposing building, there are several tour options. The first includes an entrance to the Cathedral and the Museum of Sacred Art, which allows one hundred percent to know the history of the Cathedral and its restorations. Likewise, another type of ticket includes admission to the Cathedral, the Diocesan Museum and the terraces of the cathedral, from where you can contemplate the immensity of the Sea and the beauty of Palma.
Other options include a visit with a certified guide to discover the history of this building at the hands of a professional, and finally there is a last tour that includes the visit, a certified guide and binoculars to discover every little detail.
When to visit the Cathedral of Mallorca
Visiting hours for this monument are Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. On Sundays it is closed to the public.
Tickets for each type of tour can be purchased on the official website of The Cathedral de Mallorca or at the box office from €9.
Well located hotel in Mallorca
If you are looking accommodation in Mallorca, it is important that it is well located and connected to the main roads and, of course, to the capital, where the imposing Cathedral of Mallorca is located.
Cupido Boutique Hotel is placed in a unique location on the Peguera beach, an ideal option to enjoy the sun on the crystal-clear sands and the wide gastronomic offer of the island, as well as its lively nightlife.
Just half an hour by car from Palma, it has all the services to offer an incomparable atmosphere in a unique environment. A chill out area, a spa with sauna, Balinese beds and a pool area with a cocktail bar are some of the elements that achieve this.
Book your stay and discover the beauty of the Cathedral of Mallorca and many other points of interest on the island!