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The Cathedral of Palma

Construction of Palma Cathedral began in 1229, after the island was conquered by King Jaime I of Aragon, on the site of the former mosque of Medina Mayurca. The cathedral was built in honor of Santa María, who had purportedly saved the king and his army from a shipwreck caused by the storm that raged on the way to Mallorca. Gothic in style, it took almost 400 years to complete. It’s the second biggest cathedral in Spain after Seville. Its surface is about 6600 square meters, measuring 121 meters long

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and 55 meters wide, the central nave has a height of about 44 meters. This stone used to build the cathedral comes from the village of Santanyi. You will find works by Antonio Gaudí in the exterior as well as the interior; he worked on the restoration of the cathedral in 1904. You will also discover the “Chapel” by the architect Miquel Barceló.

Almudaina Palace

As for the Almudaina Palace, this former fortress rebuilt in the year 1309 by King Jaime II was successively the seat of the monarchs of the Kingdom of Mallorca, the

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"The Y" Yachting Handbook 2017 by Estela Shipping  

A unique guide in Owners' and Captains' hands. Indispensable information, itineraries plus hints and tips, updated laws and rules, support a...

"The Y" Yachting Handbook 2017 by Estela Shipping  

A unique guide in Owners' and Captains' hands. Indispensable information, itineraries plus hints and tips, updated laws and rules, support a...