The Cathedral of Palma de Majorca, also known as “La Seu”, is one of those inescapable visits for those who have decided to travel to Majorca. No matter if you stay in a villa in Majorca away from the capital, thanks to the size of the island it is easy to get close to Palma from any point of Majorca.
As follows we will explain two curiosities of the Cathedral of Palma, which you shouldn't miss when you visit it.
The chapel of the Blessed Sacrament
The origins of the Cathedral of Palma date back to the 13th century. So at first we might think that everything in the “La Seu” is only classicism and tradition, but you would be wrong if we believe that it is so.
In this gothic style chapel, we have a mural, painting by the painter Miquel Barceló, elaborated between 2001 and 2006, in the 21st century! This mural, with both African and Mediterranean influences will surprise us with its modern and bold interpretation of the miracle of the loaves and fishes using about 300 square meters of polychrome ceramic. The visual impact of the style of this chapel with the rest of the Cathedral really startles and is without any doubt well worth a visit during your holidays in Majorca.
Visit the terraces of the Cathedral
Beholding Palma de Majorca, and the Cathedral itself, from their rooftops is a show that is really worth to be seen. And keep in mind, that the terraces of the Cathedral are only open to the public in the interval ranging from 23rd April to 31st October, coinciding with the best time on the island.
During the visit, which lasts approximately 1 hour, you will discover a little known part of the Cathedral of Palma as the terraces of flying buttresses, the bell tower, or the spectacular greater rosette, one of the wonders of the Gothic architecture.
A very important thing, before you move from your holiday home in Majorca, remember to book online your visit, on the website of the Cathedral of Majorca. As visits are only allowed prior reservation by internet.
The meeting point will be at the side entrance of the Cathedral (known as the Almoina portal), it is recommended to arrive about 15 minutes prior to the time reserved for the visit. Once there, only 215 steps separate us from the highest part of the Cathedral and a breathtaking view of a postcard.